NEW DJ MIXER BY DEVELOPED RICHIE HAWTIN
Richie Hawtin & Andy Rigby-Jones announced today at NAMM a collaborative partnership with Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix. Richie described the long-standing relationship between the parties, with a new goal of creating an instrument to take the artistry of DJ-ing and performance to the next level. “The ethos of Play Differently is to create products that will magnify the individuality and expand the creativity of today’s generation of electronic music artists, producers and DJs . We hope to encourage and inspire creatives to PLAY Differently.”
Richie has been a long-time user of Allen & Heath’s Xone:92 DJ mixer, so when we found out this evening that the two icons of the industry have been working together on a top-secret project, it was no surprise. According to Richie’s own posts, he’s been collaborating with the brains behind A&H’s Xone mixer series, Andy Rigby-Jones (he’s the design manager and creator of the Xone line) for the last two years.
Richie posted on Twitter:
“Excited that the new TECHNOLOGY project that Andy Rigby-Jones & I have been working on for over 2 years will soon be released to the world!”
You won’t see much about the new product from this video, but it shows Hawtin hawking his wares to the likes of Marcel Dettmann and Chris Liebing.
Some leaked pics of the new DJ instrument we found in the internet you can see below.
Richie Hawtin also released playdifferently.com the site is incredibly sparse aside from the above photo, which shows a few knobs on a glossy surface of a controller or mixer of some kind.