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Akai MPC Element Music Production Controller


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  • Professional controller, ideal for music production and performance
  • MPC workflow for PC and Mac offers intuitive control
  • 16 backlit MPC pads ensures greater visibility in dark venues
  • Classic MPC features such as note repeat
  • 4 effects insert slots per pad and 4 sends to track effects per pad
  • Designed for use with MPC essentials software
  • Slim and lightweight design means you can take this MPC anywhere
  • Includes MPC essentials software, Operator Manual, and TRS To MIDI Breakout Cables
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Akai MPC Element the most affordable MPC model ever. The Akai MPC family is legendary in all genres of dance music, and particularly in hip-hop. Providing intuitive workflow, with great feel and expressiveness, they quickly established themselves as the tool of choice for those who like to work with samples and loops.

Hybrid MPC

Akai expanded this with ‘hybrid’ MPCs, which combined hardware and software, to expand their flexibility by using the additional power that a host computer allows. The MPC Element is the most affordable in this new range.

Durable design

It provides 16 backlit, touch and pressure sensitive trigger pads, in an ultra slim USB design with a slick, brushed aluminium front panel. Any users of previous MPC incarnations will be more than aware of the great feel and durability of MPC pads, with the Akai MPC Element no expection to that rule. With classic MPC features such as note repeat, 16 level, and full level pad settings, and even MIDI connectivity via 1/8” breakout jacks, this tiny controller packs a big punch.

Free accompanying software

The MPC Element is designed for use with the freely downloadable MPC Essentials software. This delivers the functionality of an MPC sample workstation, allowing the user to construct beats, and even complete songs from samples and loops. A Gigabyte of sample data is included, and the software is compatible with standard WAV and AIFF audio files. Four effects are available per pad, adding further to its sonic power.

The software is Mac and PC compatible, and will run standalone or as a VST, AU or RTAS plugin within a host DAW package.

ModelMPC Element
Dimensions (H x W x D)17 x 284 x 205 mm
Weight1.85lbs (0.86Kg)
Connectivity Inputs: USB MIDI
Outputs: USB MIDI
Digital Effects Program Effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per pads
Plugin Formats Supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac)
Sequencer 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
MIDI I/O MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable
MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable
Standard accessories: Operator's manual
TRS to MIDI breakout cable x 2
Included Accessories Operator Manual
TRS To MIDI Breakout Cable
Included SoftwareMPC Essentials
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