The options below grant access to downloads and updates in various ways. There is NO difference in the software dowloaded. It's merely a matter of if and how often you want to get updates.

Pre Release Notice: Officially Element v1.0.0 has not been tagged as gold master yet. We're in release candidate mode right now. All new functionality is in place, and little things still need done: like finishing the manual, polishing the GUI, etc etc... This is why the public one is stil 0.46.6 and the others don't show a version number.


$0 USD v0.46.6 This is the publicly available version, usually a minor version or two behind the other options. There are no restrictions in this version; it is just a slightly older version.

This could be considered a fully functional trial that doesn’t ever expire.



$14 USD Manual updates for the current version plus the next minor version. In the latter, if the current version is 1.0., then you get 1.0.x, 1.1.x, but not 1.2.x

This is a good way to go if you’re only interested, for example, in updating when big features are added.



$59 USD Automatic updates for all v1 builds coming from the stable and nightly release channels.

Choose this option if you want bleeding edge builds and bug fixes faster directly integrated with the program.



$1.99+ USD / mo This option is a monthly subscription. You get the same access to stable and nightly updates as long as the subscription is valid.

Go this route if you want to support Kushview on a monthly basis, or simply want the cheapest option.



Patreon has been replaced with the Membership option. However, if you still are subscribed, you still have the same access to nightlies as before.

Migrating to membership is encouraged, but not required yet.


Migrate From Pro

If you have a legacy Element Pro license, it can be migrated. It is manual process, but fairly painless involving a 100% discount code.

See explanation below


Element v0.46.6

Previous Versions

Public releases for Mac, PC and Linux can be found on GitHub. See the Element releases for the goods.

Free Software?

Certainly Element is free, as in free speech. According to free software is:

“Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.” We sometimes call it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show we do not mean the software is gratis.

You may have paid money to get copies of a free program, or you may have obtained copies at no charge. But regardless of how you got your copies, you always have the freedom to copy and change the software, even to sell copies.

Element Pro License Holders

To legeacy license holders of Element Pro: Perpetual means perpetual, contact to get your old license migrated to the Continous option. The old site was hacked, targeted, and destroyed. I do not have a way to automatically do the migration. –MRF

Competitor Pricing

If you’re on the fence about supporting Kushview, consider what other apps want.

  1. GigPerformer: $169 (standard version)
  2. MainStage: Included with Logic Pro X ($199 for Logic Pro X)
  3. Live Performer: $50 to $200 (average: $125)
  4. Cantabile: $69 to $199 (average: $134)
  5. Bidule: $95 (standard version)

Now add up the individual average prices and divide by 5:

(169 + 199 + 125 + 134 + 95) / 5 = $144.40 (approximately)

Now ask yourself, which is the better host? Them or Element? Go with what suites your needs. But if it’s Element, and you want development to keep going, then finacial support is needed. Without it, I have to focus on client work and development can come to a screeching hault like it did from 2022 to 2023.