Tangent Element Kit

Product code: 5060182550101-ELM-BDL

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With today’s multi-purposing work stations, where desk space is at a premium, having a fully featured panel that is compact, fully featured and stylish enough to match its surroundings is a must. But, you’d expect that having a compact design means having to compromise ergonomics, features and control size. With the Element range, there is no compromise! Despite their small desk foot print, each Element offers full size controls which are ergonomically laid out, and best of all, there’s lots of them!

When it comes to having lots of controls, one of the problems can be "just what does each control do?" This isn't the case with Element; every programmable control is clearly labelled, so if the function of the control changes, so does its display label – no more having to refer back to reference notes or on screen help. When the Elements are used with the Tangent Mapper* you can even customise the layout of the controls.

Function and style
Apart from the size, the first thing you will notice about Element is the stylish, ultra slim design. Quality comes in the form of a solid aluminium, precision laser cut case. But it doesn’t end there; all the internal components have been carefully chosen for reliability. All rotary controls and trackerballs have optical pickups, which means they are long-life and high precision.The buttons are ultra-reliable with a positive tactile response. The displays are crisp, high-contrast, high-resolution, easy to read, white OLEDs. When put side by side the panels magnetically lock together, keeping the layout neatly aligned.

Cost effective
You would have thought that all this comes with a high price tag - not so with Element! Each Element is competitively priced, and because it’s modular in design you can pick and choose which components you need, targeting your funds where they’re needed most. And if your budget allows it, you can even add more of the same panel type to build your ultimate control surface.

Extensive support
Most of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Element panels. Please check the Application Support tab for further details. If you intend to purchase only certain panels from the set, or if you intend you purchase more than one of any panel, then you should check that your software supports this option.


  • Ultra-slim all metal construction
  • Every programmable control is labelled on a high contrast, high resolution, OLED display
  • The display also provides value / feedback where appropriate
  • A set containing one of each panel model has an overall footprint of 77cm x 20cm (30.3” x 7.9”)

Modular design

  • Choose whichever panels you want to start with and expand the set as required
  • The layout is configurable to suit handedness, desk space and to place around other equipment
  • Multiple panels of each model may be added to your layout; especially useful for some applications

USB for communication and power

  • USB plug-and play (HID device therefore no drivers are required)
  • USB powered (so no need for external power supply)
  • A single USB cable for each panel

Trackerballs and knobs

  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical laser pickups
  • Each ball has a third axis “ring” with smooth bearing
  • 46mm diameter balls retained by the rings, which can be removed for cleaning
  • High resolution, long life knobs with optical pickups
  • Each knob has a built-in "press to reset" switch

Tk: Trackerball panel

  • 3x Programmable trackerballs with 3rd axis ring
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and ring
  • 2x Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • 1x Display to soft label programmable controls

Mf: Multifunction panel

  • 1x Programmable trackerball (often used for jog/shuttle)
  • Standard transport controls
  • 2x Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • 12x Programmable buttons
  • 2x Displays to soft label all programmable controls and display timecode & status etc

Kb: Knob panel

  • 12x Programmable knobs with integral push button resets
  • 2x Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • 1x Display to soft label all programmable control

Bt: Button panel

  • 12x Programmable buttons
  • 2x Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • 1x Display to soft label all programmable controls

Application Support

  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe SpeedGrade
  • Apple FCPX
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Flame Assist, Autodesk Flare, Autodesk Lustre
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Generation
  • Codex Live, Codex Production Suite, Codex Vault S and XL Series
  • Color Finale Pro
  • Colorfront On-Set Dailies
  • Digital Vision Nucoda, Digital Vision Phoenix
  • FilmLight Baselight 1/2/4/8, FilmLight Baselight For Avid, FilmLight Baselight For FCP
  • FilmLight Daylight, FilmLight Prelight, FilmLight Prelight On-Set
  • FireFly FirePost
  • Foolcolor Foolcontrol
  • FotoKem NextLAB Live, FotoKem NextLAB Mobile
  • Framewright LinkColor
  • Gamma & Density 3CP
  • IFX Piranha
  • In2Core Qtake HD
  • Lasergraphics Dierctor10K, Lasergraphics ScanStation
  • Marquise RAIN
  • MTI CORTEX Dailies
  • Phase One Capture One Pro
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • Pomfort LiveGrade Pro
  • SAM Archangel Ph.C-HD
  • DFT Sondor ALTRA
  • Sony Catalyst Browse, Sony Catalyst Prepare
  • Sony RAW Viewer
  • Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse
  • Wowow WonderLook Pro
  • YoYotta YoYo



  • 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 you application there.
  • All designs and features subject to change without notification.
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