In this review for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Arcade sample and loop synthesizer by Output.
Tempo and pitch locked loops are organized and available directly within the Arcade plug-in. The main interface is built around playable kits that contain curated loops. It also contains 11 effects, customizable sliders, advanced modulation. A unique mapping system that uses the black keys on your keyboard controller as modifiers makes it a great tool for real-time tweaking as the music is playing. The interface also allows for dragging and dropping your own loops or samples, so that you can manipulate them with all of Arcade’s creative tools.
Arcade is free for the first 100 days (that’s over three months!) and then $10 per month after that. With the promise of regular feature updates, product lines, and loop content, this looks to be a fantastic, stimulating, and continually evolving creative tool.