Richie Hawtin Unveils PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 Mixer For DJs & Electronic Musicians

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Electronica artist Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) and electronics designer Andy Rigby-Jones have launched the PLAYdifferently MODEL 1, the brand’s debut product. The Model 1 is designed to deliver ‘a new level of uncompromising quality and intuitive functionality combined with hand-crafted British design’.

The Mixer offers 6 full featured stereo channels, 2 stereo Send & Return channels, 2 Mix outputs, and Master & Booth EQ.

Features include a per channel Hybrid Filter EQ & Input overdrive control, Master Resonant Filter (with both HPF and LPF controls), a Dual headphone Cue system, Tascam DB25 connector system, Dual Mixer linking capability and a Dual external PSU option.

“Its time to accept that DJing has come a long long way over the past 25 years and introduce a Mixer that lives up to the expectations of the modern electronic music performer,” says Hawtin. “A mixer more akin to an instrument, with intuitive controls, uncompromising quality and features that can unlock a new wave of creativity.”

Here’s the official MODEL 1 intro video: Continue reading

Moog Brings Model 15 Modular Synth To iOS With Polyphony & MPE Support

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Moog Music today introduced Model 15 for iOS – a software recreation of one of its classic 70’s hardware modular synthesizers.

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The Moog Model 15 hardware modular synthesizer was originally released in 1973, and was re-released last year as a $10,000 limited edition reissue, right. The system offers a complete analog synth voice.

Moog Music says that the Model 15 iOS app is designed to meticulously recreate the ‘power and transcendent sound quality’ of each module of the original modules, including the Moog 921–series oscillators, 904A Low Pass Filter and the 907 Fixed Filter Bank.

While no app can recreate the experience of working with a hardware modular, the Model 15 app extends the original’s design in musically interesting ways – adding support for polyphony and even Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) – a new standard for expressive synthesis control. And Bluetooth LE support means that you can connect advanced keyboard controllers, like the ROLI Rise, for wireless MPE control.

Here’s the official intro video, featuring synthesist Suzanne Ciani: Continue reading

E-RM Multiclock Lets You Sync Everything

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At Superbooth 16, we talked with Max of E-RM about their Multiclock – a professional sync device.

The Multiclock lets you sync all types of clocks – analog, DIN, MIDI, audio, DAW – across four channels, and gives you per-channel control over clock timing and swing.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading