Login / Register 0 items | $0.00 New @ KVR
 Element by Kushview is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
Element Embedded as AU Plugin
Element Patch Bay Element Graph Editor
Product Element
Developer Kushview
Price (MSRP)
Free / $49.95
Type / Tags Plug-in Chainer / RackAU WrapperAudio RouterModular EnvironmentModular FXPlugin HostRouterVST HostVST Wrapper
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Can Host
UtilityDevelopment Tool
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Windows XP or Higher
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOther
Important Note
Currently pre-release software.

Element is a modular AU/VST/VST3 audio plugin host for live performance and the studio. Chain plugins together into powerful effects racks and instruments.

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/VST3/AAX plugin in your DAW. Open a new pipeline between you and your tools.

Current Features:

  • Play virtual instruments and effects live.
  • Chain Multiple Effects Plugins together.
  • Create nested sub-graphs (Pro)
  • Run in your DAW as an AU/VST/VST3/AAX Plugin (Pro).
    • Function as Plugin Wrapper (Pro)
    • Run VST and AU plugins in Pro Tools (Pro).
  • External Sync w/ MIDI Clock (Pro).
  • Graph Importing and Exporting (PRO)
  • MIDI Mapping (PRO)
  • Flexible connectivity via Patch Bay and Graph Editor.
  • Internal DSP building blocks.
  • Loads all major plugin formats AU / VST / VST3.
  • Placeholder Nodes. When Plugins are missing, this passes the audio through.
  • Built in Virtual Keyboard.
  • Route plugins to each other any way you want by enabling points on the grid.
  • Draw cables between nodes to make connections.
  • More....

Currently it is offered at a discounted rate until a stable v1.0 is reached.

Features In Progress

These are under active development. Expect frequent updates until 1.0 is reached:

  • Per-session keyboard splits and transposing.
  • Global Channel Strip UI.
  • Expose Node Parameters in Custom UIs.
  • Audio/MIDI Clip Trigger and Looping.
  • Built-In Synths (ideas: sampler, drum synths, emulators, etc).
  • MIDI Monitor Utility.
  • Record Audio and MIDI Clips.
  • Modular Synth Building Blocks (Oscillators, ADSR, etc etc).
  • More...


Want to report a bug or request a feature? Send us a message with our Feedback Form... it'll go to the right place.


Because Element runs on both Mac and PC, and all major plugin formats AU/VST/VST3. Element itself can be loaded as a plugin so it literally can be used by anything that loads audio plugins.

Pre-Release Version

The core feature of Element at the moment is the plugin hosting rack. Development is active and features are being added every week! (bug fixes too :)) Stay tuned @ KVR and/or join our newsletter to be notified about progress.

The paid version is offered at a discounted price until a stable v1.0 is reached.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Calum
November 22, 2017

In beta but showing lots of promise. I have given a 10 rating because even at this stage it is stable on my aging Mac system and already fulfills my main requirement to load audio units in a VST only host.

Read more


Discussion: Active


28 November 2017 at 6:51pm

Has Potential. At the moment It does not recognize several plugins. There is also no way to load banks or preset .just the default bnks are available. No running engine so that Instruments that depend on that do not workd-like Rps or Blue arp or PM2. lso crashes from time to time. Still I like it and think it will provide a good daw in the future.

9 January 2018 at 5:18pm

You should try the most recent version which is much better than what you describe above.

Please log in to join the discussion


Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

 My KVR - Version Control & Lists
Not In Your MY KVR Groups
(or group limitation prevents versioning)
18 people have added Element to 6 My KVR groups 24 times
+1 in private groups

KVR Rank (Based on page views)

Overall: 249  194  249

30-Day: 293; 7-Day: 247; Yesterday: 220

KVR Audio Plug-in MarketplaceDark Era