Runs standalone on Mac and PC, or as an AU / VST / VST3 / AAX Rack in your DAW
Element is a modular AU/VST/VST3 audio plugin host. Chain plugins together into powerful effects racks and instruments. Load patches on the fly for quick access to your sounds.
As an Instrument
Play virtual instruments by loading synth plugins. Use multiple graphs to switch programs instantly.
As an Effects Rack
Chain effect plugins in parallel or series. Route audio from anywhere to anywhere.
Runs in your DAW
Load Element as an AU/VST/VST3plugin in your DAW. Open a new pipeline between you and your tools.
Node: A plugin or other internal processing unit.
Graph: Collection of Nodes and connections between them.
Session: Collection of root Graphs with high level capabilities.
The graph editor allows fined grained control over your routes. Draw cables between processing nodes to create connections. Nest graphs inside each other for extra control and re-usability of your work.
The easy to use mapping feature allows quick assignment of hardware controls to plugin parameters. Hardware integrations in Element are designed to be quick, easy, but powerful.
The graph mixer allows you to adjust and monitor input and output levels for all nodes on the graph.
Synchronize to external an external clock. Formats include plugin host time, MIDI Clock, and more to come.
Using Element’s Patch Bay, simply route audio in/out channels by enabling boxes on the grid.
Advanced Audio Plugin Host
Element is a modular AU/VST audio plugin host. Connect plugins to create power effects racks and instruments. Load graphs on the fly for quick access to your sounds. Integrates with your existing hardware via standard protocols such as MIDI.
The core feature of Element at this current version is the plugin host and multiple. Development is very active and more features are being added every week! Join the newsletter to be notified about progress.
Global Channel Strip
Quick access to plugin levels all the time. This single channel strip can be visible when the main mixer isn’t.
AU / VST / VST3 / AAX Plugin
Run Element inside your DAW. Use it as an instrument, effect, or a simple Plugin Wrapper. e.g. Convert VST to Audio Units
The graph editor allows fined grained control over your routes. The paid version allows you to import/export graphs from different sessions.
Because element runs on both Mac and PC, and all major plugin formats AU/VST/VST3. Element itself can be loaded as a plugin therefore can act as a Plugin Wrapper. e.g. Run AU or VST in Pro Tools.
Element Version Comparison
Here’s the main differences between free and pro. Detailed Comparison
FreeFeatures, all versions
- Play Virtual Instruments Live
- Audio Plugin Chaining
- Patch Bay and Graph Editor
- Placeholder Nodes
- Graph Pre Loading
- Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
- Load AU/VST/VST3 plugin formats
- Built In Virtual Keyboard
FullEverything in Free Plus...
- Runs inside your DAW
- External Sync
- Nested Graphs
- Program Changes
- Parallel Rendering
- Importing and Exporting
- Convert VST to AAX
- MIDI Controller Mapping