The essential instrument for computeråÐbased music production. MPC Element brings powerful music-making capability to your computer in a slimline design that's made to produce. You get cutting-edge features, including MPC Note Repeat and Swing, along with the all-new MPC Essentials softwareåÑdecades of music production expertise calibrated so you can make music that rises to the top. Pure MPC Load your samples into the included MPC Essentials software and start making music. MPC Element comes equipped with the Akai Pro feel, design, and workflow that professional producers have trusted from decades: 16 backlit, multicolor pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity along with MPC Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Level, and Tap Tempo. Less than 14mm Thin Harness the power to produce anywhere. MPC Element's low-profile design is just 14mm thin and includes an integrated cover to protect the brushed aluminum control surface when you're on the move. The included USB cable connects to your computer and provides all the power you need, illuminating MPC Element's multi-color pads and buttons. Flexible MIDI Control Control your favorite music software. MPC Elements comes with everything you need to make music right away, and, because it operates via standard MIDI, you can also use MPC Element to control any MIDI music software you already have. An 1/8-inch MIDI input and an 1/8-inch MIDI output are both onboard and special 1/8-inch to 5-pin MIDI cables are included. MPC Essentials Software Included MPC Element combines with the included MPC Essentials software to give you a portable and powerful 64-bit music production production studio. With the included 1GB sound library, MPC Essentials empowers you with the essential sounds of modern music production, and you can easily import your own WAV and AIFF sound samples as well and assign them to any pad. Standalone Beat Creation With the ability to operate standalone, MPC Essentials software gives you immediate creative capability with MPC Element. Create up to eight pad banks for a total of 128 sounds and samples are your fingertips. Plus, you can add up to four insert effects per pad for even more dynamic expression. Seamless DAW Integration MPC Essentials also works seamlessly with your current music software (DAW) as a VST, RTAS, or AU plugin. Whether you're working in Abletonã¢ Live, Pro Toolså¨, Logicå¨ Pro, Studio Oneã¢, Cubaseã¢, and more, MPC Essentials empowers you with cutting-edge modern production capabilities. - See more at: http://www.akaipro.com/product/mpcelement#overview GENERAL Height: 0.66 inches (16.89mm) Width: 11.2 inches (284mm) Depth: 8.1 inches (205 mm) Weight: 1.85 pounds (0.86kg) Power: USB MIDI I/O interface: 1 In / 1 Out via TRS to MIDI breakout cables (Included) SEQUENCER Maximum events: unlimited (based on CPU) Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4-note Sequences: 128 Tracks per instance: 1 (user may run unlimited instances) Drum pad: 16 (velocity and pressure sensitive) Drum pad banks: 8 Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code Transport Controls: MIDI Machine Control MPC ESSENTIALS SOFTWARE Polyphony: 128 Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice (up to 8 pole, depending on type) Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, Vocal Formant Number of programs: 128 Memory capacity: System Dependent. 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended) Plugin Supported as Host: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac), RTAS Plugin Formats Available to other DAWs: VST, AU (Mac Only), RTAS Audio files supported: WAV, REX, AIFF, SND Word lengths supported: 32 and 64-bit EFFECTS Program Effects: 4 Insert Slots per Pad, 4 Sends to Track Effects per pads Plugin Formats Supported: VST (Mac / PC), AU (Mac) MIDI I/O MIDI inputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included) MIDI outputs: 5-pin DIN x 1 via TRS to MIDI breakout cable (included) Standard accessories: Operator's manual TRS to MIDI breakout cable x2 (Included) MINIMUM COMPUTER SPECS: Mac: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.6 or later DVD-ROM drive Windows: 2 GHz Pentiumå¨ 4 or Celeronå¨ compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) DVD-ROM drive
PLEASE NOTE: All units (complete MPC/MPD/APC/Maschine units) are subject to a build lead time (this includes, but is not limited to, customization and testing.) All units have a 90 day parts and labor warranty. If any manufacturing/build issues arise with the unit during this time period the unit will be repaired free of charge. We do not accept returns on any full units. Units are non-refundable.