New Richie Hawtin DJ mixer revealed

Richie Hawtin is inviting you to 'play differently' with a new DJ mixer that will be fully revealed tonight at a special show in Berlin.

The new analogue mixer was developed by Hawtin in conjunction with ex-Allen & Heath Xone designer Andy Rigby-Jones. Called the Model 1, and released under the PLAYdifferently banner, the 6-channel mixer "offers a new level of uncompromising quality and intuitive functionality combined with hand-crafted British design."

If you can't make it to the mixer's launch tonight at the Arena club in Berlin, don't worry, as you'll be able to watch it via The stream will go live from 8pm CET through to 1am and will include performances from PLAYdifferently ambassadors including Dubfire, Chris Liebing and Richie himself.

Model 1 is available to preorder now direct from the PLAYdifferently website for a solid £2500, plus a flat-rate £50 worldwide shipping fee (excluding taxes). The first batch of orders will ship after 30 June 2016.

Features include

  • Six fully featured input channels
  • Input pre-amplifier drive control
  • Hybrid filter/swept bell EQ
  • Dual cue system
  • Dual mixer linking system
  • Balanced Tascam DB25 connector system
  • Balanced mix buss
Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.