After years of work and months of promotion and road testing, Richie Hawtin has now fully unveiled the Model 1 mixer of his PLAYdifferently line. Previously, fans and DJ technology buffs had only seen partial pictures of the hardware that didn’t reveal much.
The mixer is now officially launched and available for pre-order on PLAYdifferently’s website for £2500 plus £50 flat rate shipping word wide. Orders will be shipping after June 30th. The official launch event will occur via live stream later today, courtesy of Boiler Room Berlin.
The feed will be live from 8:00PM-1:00AM CET, with broadcasted performances from Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Ellen Allien, Hito, Fabio Florido, Joseph Capriati, La Fleur, Chambray, Whyt Noyz, and of course, Richie Hawtin.
The features on the mixer include: six stereo channels, two stereo send and return channels, two mix outputs, a dual headphone cue system and three phono preamps built in such a way that vinyl comes in at the same signal level as digital files. Each channel is armed with its own hi and low-pass filters and overdrive circuit. Check out the video below where Richie Hawtin walks through and explains the features of the new hardware:
Watch the official video presentation below, courtesy of PLAYdifferently: