Richie Hawtin: How I Play Gear Walkthrough

We have published a lot of amazing “How I Play” videos over the years here on DJ TechTools with artists including DubFire, Stimming, Chris Leibing, Kink and many others. One of the most common requests has been to do one with with Richie Hawtin. If you’ve seen this techno master on tour and wondered what DJ gear he uses, this video is a good overview. Check out the detailed interview with the founder of Minus and Plus 8 after the jump.

Richie Hawtin: How I Play / Model 1 Mixer

The How I Play interview goes into depth on his setup, but admittedly is a bit focused on his new mixer called the Model 1. If DJTT had cut this interview, we would have gone into a little more depth on other parts of the rig, but the 12 minutes are rich with insights that fits a proper “How I Play” format. Enjoy!

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Shot in the appropriately chic black and white aesthetic, this particular How I Play with Hawtin is heavy on the mixer elements, demonstrating how he users filters and EQs to meld sounds together. We really liked the detailed examples of his mixing style which layers percussion, and at times, competing melody lines. The usual controllers were on display for those wondering what DJ gear he uses:

Still want more techno and clap fills? Check out this great interview we did earlier this year on the CNTRL Tour with Richie Hawtin on his mixer and his live playing style:

Want more interviews with other phenomenal performers? Don’t forget to dig through the full archives of our video features here on DJ Techtools.

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