Akai MPC Element
The essential instrument for computer–based music production.
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MPC Element brings powerful music-making capability to your computer in a slimline design that’s made to produce. You get cutting-edge features, including MPC Note Repeat and Swing, along with the all-new MPC Essentials software—decades of music production expertise calibrated so you can make music that rises to the top.
Load your samples into the included MPC Essentials software and start making music. MPC Element comes equipped with the Akai Pro feel, design, and workflow that professional producers have trusted from decades: 16 backlit, multicolor pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity along with MPC Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Level, and Tap Tempo.
Less than 14mm Thin
Harness the power to produce anywhere. MPC Element’s low-profile design is just 14mm thin and includes an integrated cover to protect the brushed aluminum control surface when you’re on the move. The included USB cable connects to your computer and provides all the power you need, illuminating MPC Element’s multi-color pads and buttons.
Flexible MIDI Control
Control your favorite music software. MPC Elements 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 any MIDI music software you already have. An 1/8-inch MIDI input and an 1/8-inch MIDI output are both onboard and special 1/8-inch to 5-pin MIDI cables are included.
MPC Essentials Software Included
MPC Element combines with the included MPC Essentials software to give you a portable and powerful 64-bit music production production studio. 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 WAV and AIFF sound samples as well and assign them to any pad.
Standalone Beat Creation
With the ability to operate standalone, MPC Essentials software gives you immediate creative capability with MPC Element. Create up to eight pad banks for a total of 128 sounds and samples are your fingertips. Plus, you can add up to four insert effects per pad for even more dynamic expression.
Seamless DAW Integration
MPC Essentials also works seamlessly with your current music software (DAW) as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin. Whether you’re working in Ableton™ Live, Pro Tools®, Logic® Pro, Studio One™, Cubase™, and more, MPC Essentials empowers you with cutting-edge modern production capabilities.