At this point in time, extensively introducing Minus head Richie Hawtin is a redundant act. He’s been at the forefront of electronic music since the early ’90s and has always pushed a technologically focused ethos, including the way he produces and plays electronic music. His latest endeavour is PLAYdifferently and the MODEL 1 mixer, which Richie designed with ex-Allen & Heath designer Andy Rigby-Jones.

At the recent Sonar festival’s Sonar+D, Point Blank invited Richie to talk about his decision to create the MODEL 1 mixer and provide some insight into his approach to DJing, sound manipulation, and hardware design.

You can watch the video in full via the player above, with more on Point Blank and its courses available here.