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.

Graph Editor

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.

Controller Mapping

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.

Graph Mixer

The graph mixer allows you to adjust and monitor input and output levels for all nodes on the graph.

Looking for the Free Version?

Element is available in two editions – Free and Paid

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External Sync

Synchronize to external an external clock.  Formats include plugin host time, MIDI Clock, and more to come.

Patch Bay

Using Element’s Patch Bay, simply route audio in/out channels by enabling boxes on the grid.

Looking for the Trial Version?

In addition to Free and Pro, Element also has a fully functional free trial.

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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

Graph Exporting

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