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The element-Vs is a fully featured set of Element panels in the form of a tablet app. The virtual versions of each of the Element panels have exactly the same controls and layouts as the real thing so you won't be missing any features.

Standalone or combine

You don't need to own the real panels in order to use the app - it's fully standalone. You can combine it with your real panels to expand your Element set, using it to replace panels in the range that you don't have. Or, if you want to add another panel to your range, say for example you would like an additional Bt panel, then you can use the app to do just that*.

*This requires the host application to support the Tangent Mapper. See the Application Support tab to check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper.

Supports most tablets

There's an iOS and Android version of the app covering most tablets - all generation iPads and any Android with 7" screen size and above.

Multiple tablets

Create a totally "glass" control surface by using multiple tablets. As long as all your tablets are linked to the same Apple or Android account then you only need to buy one copy of the app*.

*Check with your Apple or Android user account that this is allowed.

Free version

element-Vs free (Android) and element-Vs sample (iOS) are the free version which allows you to try every feature of the app. The free version is fully featured so you get to use every aspect of the app, the only limitation being that you can only use it for a total of an hour in any day.

More uses

  • On-set grading.
  • Portable.
  • Training.
  • Sitting at the back of your suite with your client reviewing a grade.

Where to buy

Download both the free and full versions from either the Apple App Store or Android Play Store.

Element emulation

Emulation for all Element panel types:

  • Element-Tk
  • Element-Mf
  • Element-Kb
  • Element-Bt
Apple or Android


  • Any iPad running iOS 15 or later.
  • Some older iPads running iOS 10 or later may also work.
  • Any Android phone or tablet with a screen size of 6" or greater.

Please test your intended tablet with the free version before purchasing.


Use all controls simultaneously.


Connection is WiFi only. The tablet running the app must be on the same network as the host computer. Latency may be experienced if the WiFi network is used by other applications and devices.

Multiple tablets

Use multiple tablets together. You only need to buy one copy*.

*Check with your Apple or Android user account that this is allowed.


Free version

element-Vs free (Android) and element-Vs sample (iOS) are the free version which allows you to try every feature of the app. You can only use the app for a total of 1 hour in every day. After you have used the free version for 1 hour you will be reminded that it is the free version and you should consider buying the app.

  • Controls can only be programmed if the host application supports the Tangent Mapper. To check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper please see the Application Support tab and select your application there.
  • All designs and features subject to change without notification.
User Manual
The Element-Vs product User Manual to download in pdf format. Element-Vs User Manual (24056 downloads )
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