Richie Hawtin takes us on a tour of the new Model 1

Richie Hawtin is on a mission. Dissatisfied with the sound quality and functionality of the industry-standard DJ mixers on the market, he went to work with ex-Allen & Heath designer Andy Rigby-Jones to design a mixer focusing on high-quality sound, filters and functions. The result is the MODEL 1, the first release in Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently movement.

Always ones to track advances in tech, Point Blank decided to invite him along to their SONAR+D workshop in June to talk about his decision to create the MODEL 1. It was an informative talk, with insight into his approach to DJing, sound manipulation and hardware design. It also offered a sneak peek into the sound of the mixer – watch the video above to see how it went down and make sure you subscribe to our channel for more tutorials and live events.

At Point Blank, you can learn how to DJ no matter what your skill level. If you’re looking to refresh your skills on the latest CDJ equipment, make the move to Traktor or master vinyl mixing, you can learn it all and more on the Complete DJ module, part of PB’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma. The Complete Master Diploma also features modules covering mixing, sound design, mastering and even music business, giving you the complete skill set for a successful career in music. Find out more here.