Music Production Controller - Essential
The essential instrument for computer–based music production.
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.
MPC Element Hardware Features:
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
Also works with the iMPC app and other Core MIDI apps for creating music on an iPad or iPhone*
*requires Apple Camera Connection Kit
MPC Essentials Software Features:
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)
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
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
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 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
TRS to MIDI breakout cable x2 (Included)
Mac: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.8 with 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 and Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit) with DVD-ROM drive