Los Angeles-based company Output now offers Arcade, a digital loop synthesizer plugin for manipulating audio loops in real-time. Moving away from loop packs, Arcade allows the use of personal content, while also providing an expanding library of sounds that's updated daily to help create music more efficiently.
Connecting to a vast online library, Arcade’s user content is downloaded into the plugin that's organized into “Sonic Worlds." Through the browser, content is cleanly organized by keywords and tags to efficiently find the style of samples users are looking for. Currently, Arcade includes 15 product lines, with more to come in the future.
Unlike a typically plugin, Arcade runs a subscription model at $10 USD a month, allowing continued updates for the plugin and service.