As one of the most innovative and forward thinking artists in the dance music industry, it seemed only fitting that Richie Hawtin build his own DJ tool that would allow him, and other artists, to take their talents to the next level. His MODEL 1 mixer from PLAYdifferently, made in collaboration with Allen & Heath, is the DJ tool of the future and it's a truly remarkable experience to see an artist at the controls.
"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
This week Richie Hawtin stopped off in NYC to deliver a special tutorial for the MODEL 1, held at one of our absolute favorite record shops in the city, Halcyon. Fans, producers, DJs and aficionados gathered around the illustrious producer to further understand just how unique this new tool is.
Watch a clip from the session below:
Here's what some of our favorite DJs had to say about the 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
"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
[Richie Hawtin photo by Riva Sayegh]