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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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Music Creator
Submitted 5 months ago

Very Helpful!!

Learned A lot!! This has motivated me to try new and creative ideas,

I am a: Professional, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason


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multimarty
Submitted 5 months ago

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.

I am a: Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live


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Da Fingaz
Submitted 8 months ago

Great Introduction To Arcade

This is a great platform. This series is a great introduction to what Arcade can do.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools


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Miquiel Banks
Submitted 9 months ago

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.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer


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RajasicBeats
Submitted 10 months ago

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.


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Music Creator
Submitted 5 months ago

Very Helpful!!

Learned A lot!! This has motivated me to try new and creative ideas,

I am a: Professional, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

multimarty
Submitted 5 months ago

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.

I am a: Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Da Fingaz
Submitted 8 months ago

Great Introduction To Arcade

This is a great platform. This series is a great introduction to what Arcade can do.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Miquiel Banks
Submitted 9 months ago

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.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

RajasicBeats
Submitted 10 months ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Output Arcade Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 5 .
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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