Four years after the launch of the acclaimed and award-winning MODEL 1 DJ mixer, PLAYdifferently are bringing the same unrivalled analogue experience to MODEL 1.4, a compact 4- channel design with the same uncompromising approach.
Engineered by Andy Rigby-Jones and co-designed by Richie Hawtin with feedback from artists, clubs and engineers, MODEL 1.4 features the attention to build quality and comprehensive feature set that put MODEL 1 in a class of its own.
“With MODEL 1 we set out to build a new breed of DJ mixer, more akin to an instrument, with levels of control and quality that inspired creativity,” says Hawtin. “We always felt a compact version would be welcomed in home studios and perfect for streaming. At a more affordable price, but with no compromise to the purity of design and components, this is a smaller format MODEL 1 with four channels, perfect for the home, as a compact club mixer, or as a nimble tour instrument.”
With a price of $2,299/€2,199, MODEL 1.4 cuts no corners. Built in the UK and sharing MODEL 1’s 100% analogue design, key features include four stereo channels, two stereo send and return channels, two mix outputs and two high performance phono preamps. Each channel also has its own hi- and low-pass filters, precision SCULPT EQ and analogue overdrive circuit.
Just like MODEL 1, MODEL 1.4 also boasts two independent cue systems, D-Sub I/O for high-end sound card integration and the Mixer Link system that allows multiple PLAYdifferently mixers to be linked together, giving you a truly scalable system to grow with your ambitions and not limit your creative possibilities.
Hawtin concludes: “MODEL 1.4 remains true to our original concept of ‘DJ mixer as instrument’ and delivers it in a compact, more affordable package. I can’t wait to see and hear how it’s going to inspire the current generation of DJs.