The new MODEL 1.4 uses feedback from artists, clubs and engineers to build on the existing features from the MODEL 1.

Four years ago the design team from Allen & Heath’s Xone range partnered with Richie Hawtin to develop the fully analog PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer. The concept was revising the idea of what a mixer could be, doing this by blending features of DJ mixers and analog studio mixers. 

Richie Hawtin PLAYdifferently MODEL 1.4

Plastikman is no stranger to technological innovation, having even designed an app to complement his recent audiovisual mix album ‘CLOSE COMBINED (GLASGOW, LONDON, TOKYO – LIVE)’. 

Speaking about the new mixer, the legendary DJ said, “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. 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.”

The features from the MODEL 1 all remain in the 1.4 and these include two High Performance Phono Preamps, Studio-grade TKD 60mm Faders, a three-band Master EQ and two-band Booth EQ, contouring low and high pass filters, Master low & high pass resonant filters, analog overdrive, two independent Cue systems, Mixer Link for linking multiple mixers and D-Sub In/Out. 

MODEL 1.4 will have its debut on the dancefloor on Friday at Hör Berlin with 4 DJs putting it through its paces. Watch the release video below:

The unit is expected to ship at the end of January at a price of $2,299/€2,199.

For more information visit the product page.

Author Aykan Esen
21st January, 2021


  • I was wondering I d like a mixer like the model 4 , are the Abu that aren’t as good as yours . Any ideas of can you help me in the right derech one as just can’t afford the one that you have
    Many thanks guys hope you can help
    Keep making your class tracks
    Lee marsh


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