MODEL 1 is a mixer designed as a musical instrument that provides new creative possibilities for artists, encouraging them to play music differently. On a technical level, this device includes six input channels, two stereo returns plus a series of unique features such as an input pre-amplifier drive control, hybrid filter/swept bell EQ, dual cue system, a fully balanced Tascam DB25 connector system, and a dual mixer linking system.
MODEL 1 is a 100% analogue mixer with a compact design and technological features that are usually only available in studio consoles such as balanced mix buss, zero crossing detection (correcting sound reading errors) for seamless filter routing and high voltage differential power rails.
PLAYdifferently creates unique instruments to play and mix music, thus providing tools for artists to play differently. MODEL 1 mixer, the first product manufactured by PLAYdifferently, is a collaboration between engineer Andy Rigby Jones –former head of engineering at Allen & Heath for 25 years– and musician, DJ and technologist Richie Hawtin.