The Elements modules come in many different configurations and layouts so you can rearrange, replace, and mix modules, creating your own MIDI controller with ease. Each module connects to the Elements Brain for easy plug-and-play configuration and setup. The Elements modules are housed in one of Livid's custom eurorack cases for total plug-and-play integration. The standardized, modular format allows for an incredible amount of flexibility and expansion.
The Elements is based around the eurorack format, a popular analog synth standard of modules and enclosure sizes so you can create your own customized setup. The threaded rails of the cases make it easy to connect and configure your controller by simply plugging the module into the Brain and fastening it to the rails. The Elements Configuration Utility lets you configure your layout and edit your MIDI settings. With a growing list of available modules (don't forget: you can create your own Elements, too) Livid have designed this system to grow with you and the community of people making modules for the Elements system. Livid's own DIY Omni boards are also compatible with the Elements system.
Whether you are recording, mixing, performing live, or need a unique setup for your show control, the Elements gives you complete control over your system. The Elements modules provide a large variety of options with hands-on control and interactive feedback. If you're mixing multitrack audio or performing visuals, the Elements empowers you with your very own set of options to suit your needs. Mix and match modules, swap them out for different setups, and even create your own module designs. The Elements gives you the flexibility of a modular system that can grow and change with your needs.
With a USB port, MIDI in and out jacks, and an optional 5V power supply, the Elements is a massively flexible controller solution. Whether performing with Ableton Live, mixing visuals with Cell DNA, DJing with Traktor, or controlling your favorite analog gear, the Elements provides a wide range of control possibilities.
In addition to Livid's own Elements module offerings, they have created a Hardware Development Kit (HDK) for other companies, artists, and designers looking to create and share their own modules. Livid's system allows buttons, rotary potentiometers, fader, pressure sensitive pads, leds, encoders, sensors, and other analog devices to be connected through Livid and third party modules.