Richie Hawtin Unveils MODEL 1 PLAYdifferently Mixer

After many months of anticipation and years of testing, Richie Hawtin has officially unveiled the Model 1 pure analog DJ mixer under his new PLAYdifferently venture.

Model 1


Over the past two years, Richie Hawtin and highly-regarded product developer Andy Rigby-Jones who has worked with Allen & Heath for over two decades have combined their joint expertise and unique vision to develop new innovative instruments for the DJ and electronic music market aimed at providing new creative possibilities to artists, and empowering them to PLAYdifferently. Their debut performance instrument is the MODEL 1 mixer, which offers uncompromising quality, sonic performance, and intuitive functionality.

The MODEL 1 offers six fully featured input channels plus two stereo Send and Return channels, two Mix outputs, Master and Booth EQ, Master Resonant Filters with both HPF and LPF controls, and studio grade faders all conveniently placed in a rugged casing. It also has many features not currently available on comparable mixers, such as Input Pre-amplifier drive control, hybrid filter/swept bell EQ, dual headphone Cue system, dual mixer linking system, and a fully balanced Tascam DB25 connector system. In addition, the MODEL 1 is a purely analogue mixer featuring technology commonly found in the finest studio consoles, such as a fully balanced mix buss, zero crossing detection for seamless filter and master EQ routing along high voltage differential power rails.

Richie Hawtin Introduces the Model 1

“It’s 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

Key Features

  • 100% Analog
  • Six Channels
  • Two Stereo Sends
  • Two Stereo Returns
  • Three Performance Phono Preamps
  • Studio Grade Faders
  • Precision Sculpting EQ
  • Contouring Low and High Pass Filters
  • Analog Overdrive
  • Dual Cue System
  • Mixer Link Capabilities
  • Balanced Mix Buss
  • Master High and Low Pass Resonant Filters
  • Three-Band Master EQ
  • Two-Band Booth EQ
  • Quality Components
  • Zero Crossing Circuitry
  • D-Subs In/Out
  • External Power Supply
  • Front Mounted Record Out


DJ Extensive Program

About This Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

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