PLAYdifferently Releases MODEL 1.4

PLAYdifferently Releases MODEL 1.4 – 4-Channel Analogue DJ Mixer 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 […]

PLAYdifferently Presents Creativity In Isolation

An interactive Zoom Webinar with PLAYdifferently Ambassadors

Sculpt EQ

In this article we focus on MODEL 1's sculpt EQ. A professional tool not typically found on DJ mixers that gives the artist a higher level of control over their mix.

DSUB – What is that?

Everything there is to know about the DSUB connector. Learn why MODEL 1 has three of them and the advantages of using them over the traditional phono leads.

PLAYdifferently @ ADE 2019

Every year Amsterdam Dance Event brings together the global dance community. The city of Amsterdam transforms into a dance music playground featuring 100‘s of professionally produced events. Experience the sound of MODEL 1 at these following events. Join us at the ADE Sound Lab 2 where we have MODEL 1 set up for you to […]

Digital Technologies for DJs Master Class – Chile

DJ Wask from Santiago based DJ School in Chile is hosting a master class focusing on modern DJ technology. The master class will be focusing on the new digital technologies that are currently ruling the music industry. Attendees will learn how the MODEL 1 can be the heart of any DJ performance rig as well […]

Musical Synthesis Evolution: An educational discussion about the history of synthesisers in music.

Synthesised sound has made quite the impact on modern music. Attendees will be guided through history and technology with aural and visual aids, and there will be a hands-on synth demonstration at the end, powered by the PLAYdifferently Model 1 DJ mixer.

PLAYdifferently Resistance Ibiza 2019

PLAYdifferently returns to Ibiza on September 10th taking over Resistance for a second year, hosting both rooms at Privilege with a heavy-hitting line up that covers the entire techno spectrum.

RESISTANCE Presents PLAYdifferently at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

PLAYdifferently heads to Ultra Music Festival, Miami on March 30th to host the Reflektor stage on Resistance Island with an incredible line-up powered by MODEL 1! FEATURING (listed by running order) Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna Richie Hawtin Matador MARCEL DETTMANN ANNA La Fleur SpinnZinn TICKETS ON SALE at:  

PLAYdifferently Presents: Pig & Dan’s Live Set-Up

“The MODEL 1 really makes us shine because of its sheer warmth and its incredible versatility. It encourages us to push our own creative envelope whilst in the moment and aids us to shape mixes in ways that have never been possible up until now.” – Pig & Dan Discover Pig & Dan’sLive Set-Up/Technical Rider […]

Richie Hawtin Visits PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 Factory + An Exclusive Chance to Win a MODEL 1

Richie Hawtin visits the PLAYdifferently and MODEL 1 manufacturing facility to see how the instrument is hand-built from start to finish. “I finally made it to Scotland, just north of Edinburgh, to visit the PLAYdifferently and MODEL 1 manufacturing facility to see how the instrument is hand-built from start to finish. If you have a […]

Join us for a MODEL 1 Open-Decks Event at Privilege Ibiza, July 24, 2018

  On Tuesday July 24th, we invite PLAYdifferently Presents Analogue/Digital at Privilege Ibiza ticket holders to test the MODEL 1 mixer at our Open Decks event, giving aspiring Dj’s the opportunity to experience the subtleties and power of MODEL 1 in a true club environment. Please contact to register and for more information. Confirmed time slots will be announced […]

PLAYdifferently demo at Sonar +D MarketLab 2018

MODEL 1 demo stand at Sonar + D MarketLab is open to all Sónar+D delegates and Sónar by Day ticket holders.

PLAYdifferently Presents Analogue/Digital at Privilege Ibiza

RESISTANCE IBIZA Week 2: PLAYdifferently presents Analogue/Digital at Privilege Ibiza

Etapp Kyle Recorded Live at PLAYdifferently Presents The Closing Party Issue 002

Listen to the first hour of Etapp Kyle's Set recorded live with MODEL 1. A unique, fast-paced take on techno.


Share how you PLAYdifferently with a studio pic/dj setup that includes MODEL 1!

Artist feature: Carlo Ruetz

Find out why Carlo Ruetz made the move to MODEL 1 in this interview!

‘How I PLAY’ video featuring Carl Cox

PLAYdifferently’s ‘How I PLAY’ series continues with a new video featuring Carl Cox discussing his technical set-up with the MODEL 1 mixer.

PLAYdifferently Presents… The Closing Party

Richie Hawtin curates a PLAYdifferently ambassador filled line up to the Printworks Issue 002 closing party, complete with open decks for ticket holders to test out MODEL 1 in a club environment.

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Open Decks @ PLAYdifferently Presents Fabrik Madrid

See photos from our Open Decks event at Fabrik Madrid

PLAYdifferently presents… Fabrik Madrid

PLAYdifferently presents a techno filled night of music at Fabrik Madrid.

Artist Feature: Justin James

We recently caught up with Canadian Dj & Producer Justin James shares with us why he's chosen to give MODEL 1 workshops and how he see's the art Djing evolving.

Hito launches event series at IPSE Berlin with all artists on MODEL 1

Japanese born Berlin based Techno DJ HITO launches her curated event series at IPSE Berlin starting August 31. Named OTO, Japanese for ‘Sound’. 

PLAYdifferently Mixcloud: Chris Liebing Recorded Live From Tomorrowland

Listen to Chris Liebing recorded live from Tomorrowland on PLAYdifferently's Mixcloud and Soundcloud.

PLAYdifferently Stage at Sonus Festival Monday on August 21 and Tuesday August 22

Sonus Festival, the new venture from the creators of Timewarp, invite PLAYdifferently to host a stage at this year's event. 

Watch Richie Hawtin & Mate Galic Talk ‘Living in Tomorrow’ at Tech Open Air, Berlin

Two icons of the electronic music industry lift the lid on achieving great success through creative technology and what the future could hold for music lovers, creators and technologists.

MODEL 1 Now Available To Buy In Stores Worldwide

MODEL 1 is now in-stock and available to buy in the following countries: Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Artist Feature: Alx (Descend Records, Miami, US)

Alx has taken it upon himself to inform and educate others on the importance of high quality sound, giving workshops before his gigs to young and eager fans. Fresh off the flight from his Costa Rican tour we caught up with him to hear about his experiences with MODEL 1.

Luciano Announced as PLAYdifferently Ambassador

Luciano, the Cadenza Records label boss and renowned pioneer of underground electronic music, is the latest ambassador of PLAYdifferently’s MODEL 1 mixer.

PLAYdifferently presents MODEL 1 at Hard Wax in Berlin – Wednesday June 21

Join Alex Zinn (PLAYdifferently product specialist) and Hito (PLAYdifferently ambassador) at Hard Wax on Wednesday June 21 to learn more about the features and capabilities and MODEL 1.

PLAYdifferently demo stand at Sonar +D MarketLab

MODEL 1 demo stand at Sonar + D MarketLab is open to all Sónar+D delegates and Sónar by Day ticket holders.

Open Decks Story: Bijan and his MODEL 1

Bijan Marashi attended our open decks event at Club Space Miami. He played for 45 mins on MODEL 1, fell in love and had to order his own!

Watch: Fabio Florido demonstrations with MODEL 1 in Prato & Genova, Italy

Fabio Florido demonstrations with MODEL 1: Prato & Genova, Italy

Paco Osuna Presents MODEL 1 at Cutoff PRO Audio, Barcelona on Weds May 10

Cutoff Pro Audio and PLAYdifferently invite you to a special in-store demonstration of MODEL 1.

Artist Feature: Pig&Dan

For more than a decade Pig&Dan have been jamming in the studio, producing musical adventures that hold their signature sound.

Superbooth 2017

MODEL 1 has been invited to showcase IRRUPT's latest release at Superbooth 2017 - the first European trade fair for electronic musical instruments.

David Morales announced as PLAYdifferently Ambassador

House legend David Morales is announced as the next PLAYdifferently Ambassador.

MODEL 1 – Pro Light & Sound Frankfurt 2017

Our product specialist Alex Zinn ready to answer your questions at Pro Light & Sound Frankfurt 2017.

Artist Feature: Vince Watson on MODEL 1

We recently had the chance to catch up with Vince Watson and ask him about his experiences incorporating the MODEL 1 mixer into both his live act and studio set ups.

Richie Hawtin leads a discussion with David Morales and Louie Vega at WMC, Miami

Richie Hawtin leads a discussion with house music legends Louie Vega and David Morales at Winter Music Conference 2017

PLAYdifferently: MODEL 1 Open-Decks at Space, Miami March 24

PLAYdifferently invites Space Miami ticket holders to test the MODEL 1 mixer in a club environment at our first Open Decks event.

Artist Feature: Joris Voorn on MODEL 1

We catch up with Joris Voorn and get his thoughts on MODEL 1

House legend Louie Vega is added as a PLAYdifferently ambassador

After more than 30 years of using a rotary mixer, GRAMMY award winning and 2017 GRAMMY-nominated DJ and producer Louie Vega becomes the newest PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 ambassador!

PLAYdifferently at Space Miami March 24

PLAYdifferently and Richie Hawtin head to Space for Miami Music Week on March 24th.

How I PLAY: Richie Hawtin MODEL 1 DJ Setup

Richie Hawtin reveals his latest DJ setup, offering a vision of how the digital and analogue worlds merge to create another level of new and exciting sound.

Model 1 wins dj mag tech awards innovative new dj product

Taking the majority from over 100,000 votes MODEL 1 wins the prize at The Birmingham BPM convention this week, for the 20th year of the award, beating the Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16, Denon DJ MCX8000, edjing Mixfader and the Korg Plugkey for iOS.

PLAYdifferently is unveiled as The Warehouse Project’s first technology partner

PLAYdifferently is proud to announce a new partnership with The Warehouse Project.

PLAYdifferently announces new DJ Ambassadors

PLAYdifferently today unveils three new DJ ambassadors for the PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer.

PLAYdifferently unveils MODEL 1

RICHIE HAWTIN and ANDY RIGBY-JONES unveil PLAYdifferently MODEL 1, the brand’s debut product, which offers a new level of uncompromising quality and intuitive functionality combined with hand-crafted British design.

International Tour Announced To Launch New Mixer Project

A SERIES of world-leading artists and DJs have confirmed to be a part of the first international tour for PLAYdifferently – a series of events to showcase the final prototypes of the brand’s new mixer.

Richie Hawtin & Andy Rigby-Jones speak about new technology collaboration

FIRST PLAYdifferently VIDEO REVEALED… RICHIE HAWTIN and highly-regarded British product developer ANDY RIGBY-JONES have spoken about their upcoming technology collaboration and revealed more details about the project, “PLAYdifferently.”

Richie Hawtin & Andy Rigby-Jones team up on tech collaboration, PLAYdifferently

Richie Hawtin & Andy Rigby-Jones announced today at NAMM a collaborative partnership with Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix.