Richie Hawtin unveils custom one-of-a-kind MODEL 1 mixer

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has unveiled a custom, ten channel edition his PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer, built by the artist’s father Mick Hawtin.

Taking to Instagram over the Christmas period to showcase his one–a-kind mixer, Richie wrote “Here’s a glimpse where things are going into 2018 with the best present I found under the Hawtin family Christmas tree!” adding, “My Dad’s always been my secret weapon, over the years customizing my studio mixers”.

The mixer, which was “specially built to test next generation CLOSE live show ideas for the summer 2018 touring season”, comes complete with additional direct output modifications on the extended rear panel as well as the additional channels.

Check out the original post below, and watch our exclusive film featuring Hawtin alongside Sven Väth .

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