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Akai MPC Element

Akai MPC Element

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Get in Your Element

While you’re in the market for a MPC, you’d rather dial down the features and equipment for a smaller and simpler design. Built with 16 touch and velocity sensitive pads, a slim form factor, and an integrated cover that fully protects your instrument, the Akai Pro MPC Element is small enough to slip in your backpack and powerful enough to open you up to a whole new world of sound.

Akai MPC Element
Akai MPC Element

Take It to the Bank

By using the included programming software, you can assign samples, sounds, plug-ins, and specialized program sets to the 16 velocity adjustable pads, letting you designate up to 128 sounds and samples across the eight pad banks. For a bonus, you can also assign four insert effects per pad. If you’re operating in sequencing mode, the pads are backlit to show the progress of your sequence, making it easy to alter tracks on the fly.

Akai MPC Element

Find Your Flow

Instead of dealing with after-market software and clicking through endless tabs for every track, the Element features legendary MPC workflow that lets you get the most out of your creativity in one integrated interface. That said, if you’d prefer to stick to Ableton or Logic Pro, the Element is completely compatible.

Akai MPC Element
Akai MPC Element

Product Demo


  • Akai Professional
  • Hardware
  • 16 backlit, multi-color pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
  • MPC Note Repeat, Full Level, 16 Level, and Tap Tempo
  • Low-profile design with integrated cover
  • USB-powered
  • Brushed aluminum control surface
  • Standard MIDI compatible with most software
  • Input: 1/8 in (3.5 mm) MIDI
  • Output: 1/8 in (3.5 mm) MIDI
  • 0.66 x 11.2 x 8.1 in (16.89 x 285 x 205 mm)
  • 1.85 lbs (0.86 kg)
  • Sequencer
  • Resolution: 960 pulses per 1/4 note
  • Sequences: 128
  • Tracks per instance: 1
  • Drum pad: 16
  • Drum pad banks: 8
  • Sync mode: MIDI clock, MIDI Time Code
  • Transport controls: MIDI Machine Control
  • Software
  • 32 and 64-bit music production
  • Works standalone without a DAW
  • 1 GB sound library
  • Up to 8 pad banks (assign up to 128 pads)
  • 4 samples and 4 insert effects per pad
  • Hosts VST, AU, and RTAS plug-ins
  • Automatically maps controls
  • Audio files supported; WAV, REX, AIFF, SND
  • Exports to WAV and AIFF
  • Polyphony: 128
  • Dynamic filtering: 1 State Variable Filter per voice
  • Filter types: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, Band Boost, Band Stop, Analog Modeling, and Vocal Format
  • Memory capacity: 2 GB minimum


  • USB cable
  • 2 x 1/8 in (3.5 mm) to 5-pin MIDI cables


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Estimated ship date is Jan 5, 2015 PT.

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