Defacto modular audio software...

Element Rockin CCR

Multiplatform Plugin Hosting

This is Element, a modular AU/LV2/VST/VST3 audio plugin host. Create powerful effects, racks and instruments by connecting nodes to one another. Integrates with your existing hardware via standard protocols such as MIDI.

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Element currently loads most major plugin formats. Not seeing yours? Check the issue tracker

OS Version Formats
Linux* - LADSPA/LV2/VST3
Mac OSX 10.8 and up AU/VST/VST3/LV2
Windows XP and up VST/VST3/LV2

*Ubuntu is the most tested, but should run on any major distribution


  • Runs standalone or as a plugin in your DAW
  • Route Audio and MIDI from anywhere to anywhere
  • Play virtual instruments and effects live
  • Create re-usable instruments and effect graphs
  • Preloaded plugin graphs
  • External Sync w/ MIDI Clock
  • MIDI Controller Mapping
  • Sub Graphing – Nest Graphs within each other.
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Placeholder Nodes
  • Built In Virtual Keyboard
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Scripting
  • And more…

User’s Manual

See Element on Read the Docs.


See Building for instructions and dependency information


Want to help widdle down the TODO list? Please review the code style and contributor notes before submitting pull requests. You may also want to join the #element channel on the Kushview Discord server.

Issue Reporting

Please report bugs and feature requests on Gitlab. Element issue tracker.