A mixer of uncompromising build quality, intuitive tactile controls and beautifully warm analog circuitry, MODEL 1 is engineered by Andy Rigby-Jones and co-designed by Richie Hawtin, with two years of testing, insight and refinement with artists, clubs and engineers from across the electronic music community.
MODEL 1 has a unique offering of six fully featured input channels plus two stereo returns in a small format frame. It has many features not currently available on any comparable device, such as Input pre-amplifier drive control, hybrid filter/swept bell EQ, dual cue system, dual mixer linking system, and a fully balanced Tascam DB25 connector system.MODEL 1 is a purely analogue mixer featuring technology normally found in the finest studio consoles, such as a fully balanced mix buss, zero crossing detection for seamless filter & master EQ routing along high voltage differential power rails.
This is a fully analog mixer, built in the UK, and it has an impressive feature set. Here’s an overview of the most notable:
6 stereo channels & contour filters: Individual low Q LPF and HPF for each channel, “designed not to add colour to the sound as they are swept across their frequency range. Due to the low Q , these filters only cut, they do not boost”
Master Filter: this is a filter that’s separate from any individual channels – you can assign any of them to it – similar to other Xone mixers
2 stereo sends + returns: each with an assignable filter and low cut, they also can be assigned to the mixer filter.Two Cues: Specifically designed for two DJs to use this mixer concurrently, there are two separate cue systems for previewing audio
Sculpt EQ: “a semi-parametric swept bell filter, and consist of two controls, FREQ which sets the centre frequency and CUT/BOOST which adjust the gain or attenuation at this frequency. The level of cut/boost is asymmetric; maximum boost is limited to +8dB, while the cut is extended to -20dB. Sculpt has a wide Q and a frequency range that covers almost seven octaves.”
Master EQ: an overall EQ that effects the master outputBooth Out EQ: a two-band EQ that allows adjusting of the booth output.
Drive Control: Every input on the mixer has a Drive knob, which allows you to adjust “the level at which the channel pre-amplifier clips the input signal, thus creating harmonic distortion as an effect”.
PRICE: £2550 worldwide shipping included (plus applicable sales taxes/duties). OUCH!
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