Over the past two years, Richie Hawtin and highly-regarded British product developer Andy Rigby-Jones have combined their joint expertise and unique vision to develop new innovative instruments for DJs and the electronic music market. PLAYdifferently's first announcement is the MODEL 1 mixer, which offers uncompromising quality, sonic performance and intuitive functionality.
Here's what some of our favorite DJs had to say about the new gear:
“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
"MODEL 1 sounds round, phat, and has the sound signature that I’ve been looking for. I call it The Beast.” -Loco Dice
“Finally the DJ world has a mixer that really brings people together. This is a whole new ballgame because you actually “play differently” when performing back2back sets.” - Chris Liebing
"Its time to accept that DJing has come a long long way over the past 25 years and introduce a Mixer that lives up to the expectations of the modern electronic music performer. A mixer more akin to an instrument with intuitive controls, uncompromising quality and features that can unlock a new wave of creativity.” - Richie Hawtin
The Mixer offers 6 full featured stereo channels, 2 stereo Send & Return channels, 2 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. View Model 1's full list of specifications below.
PLAYdifferently’s new mixer will be unveiled with an exclusive Boiler Room live stream from Arena Club in Berlin on Tuesday 3 May from 8PM - 1AM CET. Tune in to Boilerroom.tv/live to watch performances from Chambray, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Ellen Allien, Fabio Florido, Joseph Capriati, Hito, La Fleur, Richie Hawtin, Whyt Noyz + Special Guests.
PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 Specs:
6 stereo channels
2 stereo sends
2 stereo returns
3 high performance phono preamps
Studio grade faders
Precision Sculpting EQ
Contouring low & high pass filters
Balanced Mix Bus
Master high & low pass resonant filters
Three-band master EQ
Two-band Booth EQ
ZERO Crossing Circuitry
External Power supply
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Front mounted record Out