Element Mixer

Advanced Audio Plugin Host

Element is a modular AU/VST audio plugin host.  Create powerful effects racks and instruments by connecting plugins to one another.  Load graphs on the fly for quick access to your sounds.  Integrates with your existing hardware via standard protocols such as MIDI.


  • Runs inside your DAW as an AU/VST/VST3/AAX Plugin
  • Convert VST and AU plugins to AAX
  • External Sync w/ MIDI Clock
  • MIDI Controller Mapping
  • Graph Mixer – Adjust levels on individual plugins
  • Global Channel Strip – single channel strip showing the current node
  • Graph Importing and Exporting
  • Sub Graphing – Nest Graphs within each other.
  • Velocity Curves
  • Route Audio and MIDI from anywhere to anywhere
  • Play virtual instruments and effects live
  • Create re-usable instrument and effect graphs
  • Graph Pre Loading – Quickly change graphs by keeping heavy-weight plugins loaded
  • Chain Multiple Effects Plugins together
  • Flexible connectivity via Patch Bay and Graph Editor
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Internal Specialty Nodes
  • Support for AU/VST/VST3 plugin formats
  • Placeholder Nodes – when Plugins are missing, this passes the audio through
    • Can also be added manually to build session templates with
  • Built In Virtual Keyboard
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Node replace – swap plugins without disconnecting

Hardware Integration

Element now supports MIDI controller mapping.  The simple interface makes it easy to map hardware controls to plugin parameters. Check out this video demonstration on YouTube.

Element Screenshots

Graph Editor – wire any configuration you need

Patch Bay – Using patch points, simply route plugins to each other any way you want

Virtual Keyboard with global Channel Strip

Compatibility and System Requirements

Because element runs on both Mac and PC, supports a wide variety of Plugin formats.

  • OSX 10.8 or Higher – AU/VST/VST3/AAX
  • Windows XP or higher – VST/VST3/AAX

Planned Features

  • 32bit Bridging Support
  • Scripting Engine based on Javascript
  • Per-session keyboard splits and transposing
  • Expose Node Parameters in Custom UIs
  • Audio/MIDI Clip Trigger and Looping
  • MIDI Monitor Utility
  • Record Audio and MIDI Clips
  • Modular Synth Building Blocks (Oscillators, ADSR, etc etc)
  • LV2 Plugin Host Support

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