Unfortunately, you don't just wake up inspired and ready to make or mix music - it can genuinely take some work to get excited. For a fun Friday article, we decided to spotlight a few uniquely interesting Instagram accounts that we DJTT readers will love.
On the new PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer designed by Richie Hawtin, there's a unique approach to the actual mixing section. Instead of a 'traditional' 3-band EQ, there are two filters and a "parametric EQ". But for many DJs, the only way they'll be able to try this style of mixing is by shelling out over $3,000 on the mixer - so DJ Soo has created an Ableton device that allows anyone to try out a very similar workflow. Keep reading for a free download!
Dedicated fans have carefully been watching for every chance to see the new Richie Hawtin / Andy Rigby-Jones mixer collaboration, but finally the 100% analog PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer has been publicly announced. Watch DJ Techtools' world-exclusive explanation and demo video with Richie himself after the jump, as well as a Boiler Room live stream today.
We first broke the news of a Richie Hawtin and Allen & Heath collaboration during NAMM week, when the first details emerged. It's pretty clear that the project is some kind of mixer - but now the first official teasers have emerged. Read on for the sparse official details about this PLAYDifferently project.
Details are sparse so far, but Richie Hawtin announced at an exclusive NAMM 2016 event that he has partnered up with manufacturer Allen & Heath and been working on a top secret project that's set to debut in the "near future." Read on for the sparse details and to learn what we know so far.
We're just a few weeks away from NAMM 2016, one of the biggest industry conventions and often the hub of new product announcements for DJ and production gear. We've got a few clues and ideas of what the convention might bring, read on to see who might be working on new gear and about to make big announcements - including Denon DJ, Pioneer DJ, and even Richie Hawtin.
Last month the 2015 CNTRL Tour hit the road with an incredible line up of world class electronic artists. Artists like Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear, Victor Calderone, Grime, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, and DJTT's own Ean Golden, toured across the U.S. and hit several college campuses to inspire and educate students about electronic music. We've put together a recap of the tour with video highlights, artist lectures, and key lessons from these world class performers.
We're not too quick to make fun of anyone in the DJ world, but occasionally there's a fun target that emerges that allows DJs to have a healthy self-reflection. This time, the internet has taken Boiler Room into their crosshairs, and the results are spectacularly hilarious. Something about taking the excessively stoic streams and flipping them into horrid 1990's dance parties is just awesome.