"From the mid 1990’s when I started the ‘Decks, EFX & 909’ series with the introduction of the Roland TR909 drum machine into my sets along with an Ensoniq DP/4 effects box to help mutate my favourite records in new and uncanny ways, I’ve continued my search to find ways to elevate the art of DJing to a level where frequencies combine to form experiences that can be very rarely repeated.
Finding the best tools for this type of performance has lead me down an exciting path of experiments and modifications resulting in some breath-taking moments of DJ technology development. Now after many years of performance, development and many discussions with my DJ contemporaries, I’m excited to be part of the team that has bought the DJs instrument, the Mixer, to a new level.
In this video you’ll see me step through my own performance set-up and how I use some of the MODEL 1 features to create my own unique sound. Along the way you’ll also learn more about many of the key features of MODEL 1 that make it unlike any other mixer (or instrument) on the market in terms of quality, sound, intuitive control and flexibility."
- Richie Hawtin