Akai MPC Element Music Production Controller

The AKAI MPC Element is the most portable and cost effective version of AKAI’s acclaimed MPC music creation hardware. The MPC Element still boasts some of the ost cutting edge features of its bigger brothers, the MPC Studio and MPC Renaissance such as Note Repeat and Swing. Bundled with the MPC Essentials software makes the AKAI MPC Element excellent value too!


      With the included 1GB sound library, MPC Essentials empowers you with the essential sounds of modern music production, and you can easily import your own sound samples.MPC Essentials can operate standalone and can also work seamlessly with your current DAW as a plugin. MPC Element comes with everything you need to make music right away, and, because it operates via standard MIDI, you can also use MPC Element to control MIDI music software you already have. An 1/8-inch MIDI input and an 1/8-inch MIDI output are both onboard and 1/8-inch to 5-pin MIDI cables are included.

      MPC Element Hardware:
      - Fuses legendary MPC beat and song creation capability with the power of your computer
      - 16 backlit, multicolor pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
      - MPC Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Level, and Tap Tempo
      - Includes MPC Essentials software (download), 1GB sound library, up to 8 pad banks
      - Slim low-profile design with integrated cover to protect control surface
      - USB-powered, no power adapter required, USB cable included
      - Compact design just 14mm thin fits easily into a laptop bag
      - Brushed aluminum control surface with bright backlit buttons
      - Standard MIDI for use with most popular software
      - 1/8-inch (3.5mm) MIDI input, 1/8-inch MIDI output, cables included

      MPC Essentials Software:
      - 32- and 64-bit music production capability
      - Works standalone, no DAW required, with MPC Element for seamless music creation
      - Works with your current music software (DAW) as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin
      - Run virtually unlimited instances in your DAW simultaneously
      - 1GB sound library with all the essential sounds of modern music production
      - Import your WAV and AIFF sound samples and assign them to any pad
      - Up to 8 pad banks (assign up to 128 pads), 4 samples and 4 insert effects per pad
      - Hosts VST plugins and automatically maps controls
      - Export to WAV and AIFF 

      Height: 0.66 inches (16.89mm)
      Width: 11.2 inches (284mm)
      Depth: 8.1 inches (205 mm)
      Weight: 1.85 pounds (0.86kg)
      Power: USB
      MIDI I/O interface: 1 In / 1 Out via TRS to MIDI breakout cables (Included)
      Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU)
      Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note
      Sequences: 128
      Tracks per instance: 1 (user may run unlimited instances)
      Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive)
      Drum pad banks: 8
      Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
      Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control
      MPC Essentials Software:
      Polyphony: 128
      Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type)
      Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant
      Number of programs: 128
      Memory capacity: System Dependent. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
      Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac), RTAS
      Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only), RTAS
      Audio files supported: WAV, REX, AIFF, SND
      Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit
      Program Effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per pads
      Plugin Formats Supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
      MIDI I/O
      MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
      MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included)
      Standard accessories: Operator's manual


      Mac: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.6 or later DVD-ROM drive
      Windows: 2 GHz Pentium® 4 or Celeron® compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) DVD-ROM drive
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