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Akai MPC Element with MPC Essentials Software - Discontinued

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Akai MPC Element

  • Akai MPC Element
  • Akai MPC Element
  • Akai MPC Element

Akai MPC Element with MPC Essentials

The AKAI MPC Element is slim-line, portable, USB powered MPC designed for use with Laptops and tablets.

It features 16 backlit, velocity-sensitive pads which are fitted onto a robust aluminium chassis that’s no bigger than an iPad, surrounded by responsive transport and playback controls. The MPC Element comes bundled with AKAI MPC Essentials software, a complete 64-bit production studio with a 1GB sound library.

MPC Essentials gives you control over eight pad banks with a total of 128 sounds with the option to add up to four insert effects on each pad.  You can even choose to run MPC Essentials as a plug-in within your DAW, as the software comes in VST, RTAS and AU formats.

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 aluminium 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 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

MPC Element Specifications


  • 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 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)

Manufacturer AKAI
GTIN 0694318015278
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