Richie Hawtin Finally Unveils PLAYdifferently’s Model 1 Mixer

Richie Hawtin, his father and Andy Riby-Jones before the unveiling of PLAYdifferently's Model 1. Photo courtesy of Richie Hawtin via Instagram

Richie Hawtin, his father and Andy Riby-Jones before the unveiling of PLAYdifferently’s Model 1. Photo courtesy of Richie Hawtin via Instagram

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.

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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:

 

In a statement made via social media, Hawtin expressed his feelings for the launch the best way he could, Can’t really put this moment into words… Years of performing & dreaming of the perfect synergy between Music & Technology! Unlocking new creative potential for all of us who strive to evolve and reach beyond the normal confines of our comfort zone!  THX to Andy, my Dad, Ben, Helen, Mark, Laura, all the artists who helped us get to this incredible day, my team, A&H, DigiCo and my fans and electronic music lovers around the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Watch the official video presentation below, courtesy of PLAYdifferently:

 

 

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