Arcade Tutorial

Output Arcade Explained®

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    Overview of Arcade

    Larry welcomes you and gives you an introduction to the series, the concepts of Arcade, explains the subscription model, and also covers the basics of the interface.

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    Product Lines, Kits & Loops

    In this video, learn the differences between Lines, Kits and Loops, and also how you can search within these areas to find exactly what you're looking for. Previewing loops using the preview box is then covered in detail.

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    Basic Sound Manipulation

    Larry now explores using Macros and Modifiers, and gives some quick and dirty tips using the hands on controllers to manipulate sounds in realtime. You'll also go through Session View which allows you to keep everything in the right key.

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    The Menu Tab

    Discover how to manipulate Loop speed and various other parameters relating to your loop playback.

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    The Mixer

    In this video, explore the various mixer parameters that let you apply fine tuning to your loops, including Volume, Pan, Solo and FX.

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    Editing Loops

    See how to use Loop Edit to determine the way in which your loops play back in some advanced ways, including waveform editing, filtering, tuning and timing.

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    Macros & Assigning Parameters

    Now learn how to assign parameters to macros, which allow you to create your own assignments for further customizing and the manipulation of your sounds.

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    LFOs & Step Sequencers

    In this video, explore assigning these modulators and their various parameters to create a complex modulation routing, specifically by using a macro to introduce modulation.

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    The Modifiers in Detail

    Larry now investigates the Resequence, Playhead and Repeater modifiers, as well as shows you how to create Glitch FX and create rhythmic interest in your loops.

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    The FX Section

    In this video, see how to use your Send FX 1 & 2, as well as Pre and Post Sends in the process. You'll also learn all about Arcade's Master FX and using the internal sidechain feature.

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    Creating Kits, Importing Loops & MIDI Learn

    In this final video, see how to save a custom kit made up of loops we chose, as well as import a series of your own loops and edit the metadata for them. Last but not least, Larry shows you how to map a parameter to a MIDI controller for complete hands on control.

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    1.1 Update

    In this video, you'll learn all the new features added to Arcade with the version 1.1 update. Larry explores the workflow improvements, such as being able to download all kits with one click, a resizable GUI and in-app updates. Larry also covers the main improvement which is being able to play back loops at different pitches and also move loops around on the MIDI keyboard!

Product Overview


Studio production wiz Larry Holcombe delivers an in-depth guide to Output's new cloud based virtual instrument, Arcade! Learn all about its features and controls, as well as how to get creative with it.

Larry begins by giving you an introduction to the series, the concepts of Arcade, explains how the subscription model works, and also covers the basics of the interface. Next you'll learn the differences between Lines, Kits and Loops, and how you can search within these areas to find exactly what you're looking for, and more.

Basic sound manipulation is up next, and you'll see how to use both Macros and Modifiers, as well as tips on using the hands on controllers to manipulate sounds in real-time. You'll then explore the Session View which allows you to keep everything in the right key of your song.

Moving throughout the rest of the series you'll visit other areas of Arcade such as the Menu Tab and Mixer, and get complete explanations with real world usage examples of their functions and purpose.

Larry then goes deeper, focusing on Arcade's powerful sound design parameters such as Macros, LFOs, Resequence, Playhead, Repeater, and the FX section. Editing loops, creating kits, importing your own loops and files, and much more are then covered in-detail.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Output's cloud based virtual instrument Arcade, this is the series for you... Watch


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Output Arcade Explained® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Pre-Buy Overview I was deciding whether or not to give Arcade a go. This set provided the perfect introduction to the workflow and features of Arcade to allow me to make my decision (I have decided to go with it). The best thing about this series is that it is very short (timewise). In a little over an hour I had enough information to make my decision.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Need Arcade 1.5 Once again...went back to output and double checked the version. 1.5 is current and the product instructional video is older version. Is this typical of all your instructional videos? If so, I spent 100 bux and therefore bought an out of date subscription.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good intro. Explains all features quickly and clearly
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Good! Calm, and careful - this instructor takes you through all the aspects of this wonderful software. He’s very helpful and knowledgeable, and thoroughly explained every little detail. It’s really good.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Somewhat helpful Arcade output is a lovely product and a killer as well as grove3.com platform. Unfortunately the mentor explained "what" output does in his tutorials but failed to explain the "how to" part in practical. There are many **** vids and trainings explain the what part, but we pay to learn the how part in practical demonstration. We are not sound engineers and pros rather simple people instead. Therefore, groove 3 really need to emphasize on appointing the correct mentors to demonstrate those videos. Cheers
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from hope this isn't all I get for $15 There's nothing that numerous ****** videos don't explain. There was zero instruction on how to make a melody (for example) from a sample...but plenty on turning knobs to change a texture.
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty Cool! Output Arcade is not overly complex, and it's a lot of fun. The lessons are to the point, and even if you miss something the first time around, you can watch it over and over until you "get it."
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful!! Learned A lot!! This has motivated me to try new and creative ideas,
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! I got Arcade and found out Output didn't have any good tutorial just text explanations (I prefer video tutorial). Off course Groove had it. Great Introduction to Arcade get you going right away and starting to use and have fun with the plugin.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction To Arcade This is a great platform. This series is a great introduction to what Arcade can do.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Quick Look into the power of Arcade I am excited about what Arcade offers, a splice between samples and synthesis, this is a next stage plugin.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and Helpful Excellent and concise exploration/explanation of Output's subscription plugin! Does not require much time to view and will get you up and running with Arcade.
Date published: 2018-08-02
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