Richie Hawtin has teased a custom version of his PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer. Built by his father Mick Hawtin, the 10-channel version features extra channels as well as some utput cutomisation round the back. While the unit is reportedly a one-off, in a Facebook post, Hawtin explained the “MODEL 1 EX” was “specially built to test next generation CLOSE live show ideas for the summer 2018 touring season”.
Whether the humble public will get a chance to purchase the EX isn’t yet clear, though with Hawtin continuing to develop the PLAYdifferently concept, it seems like only a matter of time before a second hardware piece is added to the range.
Richie’s father Mick has been heavily involved in his career, which he explained in our cover feature.