You may have heard that electronic innovator and Canadian DJ Richie Hawtin has been working on something big. Known for his ability the push the art of DJing to new heights, Richie has been driving the industry since the early days of Detroit techno. Recent endeavors included a nationwide college tour to discuss production technology and a Plastikman live album recorded at the iconic Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Over the past few months Hawtin has really gotten his hands dirty out on the road testing his newest project: a futuristic collaboration with Allen&Health to revolutionize the DJ Mixer. This time has finally come, after set tests at SXSW, Miami Music Week, Berlin’s Watergate, and everywhere in between; Richies ready to unveil the product dubbed Model 1.
“From unparalleled craftsmanship and revolutionary design, to incomparable features and sound quality, MODEL 1 is a game-change moment in the DJ mixer arena.” – Dubfire
In true Richie Hawtin fashion, the official launch has a lineup nothing short of epic. After plenty of year developing his own Enter event brand, it’s safe to say Richie has plenty of friends willing to play his party. Teaming up with Boiler Room for an exclusive stream from Berlin, Richie brings Chambray, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Ellen Allien, Fabio Florido, Joseph Capriati, Hito, La Fleur, Whyt Noyz, and more to the decks on his new mixer.
“Its time to accept that DJing has come a long long way over the past 25 years and introduce a Mixer …an instrument with intuitive controls, uncompromising quality and features that can unlock a new wave of creativity.” – Richie Hawtin
Tech Features of Model 1: The PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer offers six full featured stereo channels, two stereo Send & Return channels, two mix outputs and Master & Booth EQ. Other features include a per channel Hybrid Filter EQ & Input overdrive control, Master Resonant Filter (with both HPF and LPF controls), a dual headphone cue system, Tascam DB25 connector system, Dual Mixer linking capability and a Dual external PSU option.