Arcade is a synthesizer, looper, sample store and more all in one

Expand your workflow in style with the massive and brilliant virtual instrument and sampler that is Arcade.

Arcade calls itself a ‘playable loop synthesizer’ but what it offers is much more than that. It’s a virtual instrument that puts other plug-ins to shame not just thanks to it’s power and versatility but the way that it presents itself in such a streamlined manner.

From the intuitive team at Output, Arcade offers up sampling manipulation in a synthesizer form with a beautiful interface. It makes sample arranging so much simpler by allowing you to browse and download from their extensive collection from inside the plugin, so no having to navigate websites and sort through folders.

It organises all samples you’ve downloaded into the plugin in what Output call ‘Sonic Worlds’ which arrange them descriptively, with names like ‘Modular Circuitry’, ‘Field of Sounds’ and ‘Toys’. Their cloud based browser offers 3 different types of content: Product Lines, Kits, and Loops. You can also add your own samples into Arcade.

Each Sonic World features its own interface with four sliders that can control 11 effects for extensive control over the sound and manipulation of sounds and samples. Using a keyboard the plugin spreads samples across white keys and uses the black keys as modifiers for live manipulation as you play.

Arcade’s founder and CEO, Gregg Lehrman said: “All you have to do is watch someone use Arcade for 5 minutes and you grasp the impact this will have on music production. Our goal from day one has always been to help musicians be creative. I think this is a huge next step in the fulfilment of that vision and can’t wait to hear how it inspires and transforms music.”

Arcade works on a monthly subscription basis for $10 though you can sign up for a free 14 days to gain unlimited access to 20+ Product Lines, 900+ Kits, 20,000+ Loops and more content every day.

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