Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of reliable, premiumgrade DJ equipment, recently introduced its new Model DN-S3700 Digital Media Turntable at NAMM 2009.
The Direct Drive Turntable Media Player & Controller is a leading-edge single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. Most notably, thanks to its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 literally offers DJ’s the “best of both worlds” from both digital and analog realms.
In addition to a host of advanced digital features, including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor, providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.
Noted Denon DJ Brand Manager Silvio Zeppieri: “The DN-S3700 is exactly what many professional DJs have dreamed about – a hybrid digital/analog design with a larger platter that not only affords access to all types of media playback styles, including MP3 disc access, but lets users express themselves creatively using classic vinyl tricks of the trade, with the original touch-feel design of vinyl that many DJs grew up with, and that really started it all!
With the addition of the new DN-S3700 to our lineup, Denon DJ is giving working DJs an even more comprehensive range of every kind of tool and solution they need to succeed and grow their creative talents.”
Sleek New Design, Innovative New Features
In addition to its new 9” Spinning Platter Design and real vinyl record included, driven by a
powerful Direct Drive Motor with torque adjustments, the DN-S3700 features a new sleek
stylish and intuitive design with brushed aluminum corners and solid aluminum feet that will appeal to working DJs who want to look as good as they sound. Innovative new features include three Auto loops with real-time loop length adjust and loop trim capabilities.
In addition, the attractive and easy-to-read new display adds visual waveform data to the mix, providing information on hot start, auto loop, and break point data.
The DN-S3700’s 9” platter mounted with real vinyl is constructed with an ultra high resolution pulse sensor mechanism to accurately reproduce the subtlest or swift scratching movements made by the human hand. The platter can perform other vital functions too such as, pitch bending, frame searching and quick file navigation from external USB devices.
For added creative flexibility, three “hot starts” can be made on the fly, which also double as auto loops. In addition to auto loops, traditional A-B loops can be manually executed on the opposite side of the player. And thanks to its 5 built-in crystal clear DSP Effects, building the mood of the dance floor and remixing live has never been easier. DJs can easily activate and have full parameter control with a Dry/Wet mix control of the 5 effects: Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and Echo/Loop, as well as 3 Platter Effects, including Brake (adjustable in real-time), Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit), and Reverse (plays your music backwards).
For those DJ’s who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the S3700 offers pitch control via a 100mm pitch slider with .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range. 24%/50%/100% ranges are also available.
Innovative “Spinning” Turntable Style MIDI Controller with Control of DJ Software
The innovative Denon DN-S3700 is a “spinning” turntable style MIDI Controller with Sound Card that gives users the advanced capability of controlling various DJ MAC/PC application software.
The super-versatile and sophisticated DJ instrument lets users bring together and
enjoy access to huge music libraries from virtually all-existing storage media, including Apple iPods and USB Flash Drives.
For total flexibility, it features an illuminated Slot-In CD Player, a quick-loading and fast data reading mechanism that offers a variety of audio compact disc support, including CD, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT. Thanks to its advanced External USB Device Support, users have access to vast portable music collections stored on external USB media and may connect their iPod, Thumb Drive, and large Hard Drives for easy access to small or extensive mp3/wav libraries of up to 50,000 files. Simply plug these devices into the DN-S3700 to obtain the powerful on-board features such as, Instant Start, Seamless Looping,
Effects, Scratching and easy File Searching, to name a few.
Notably, with its MIDI Interface Controller (PC/MAC), the DN-S3700 is also designed to interface and control a variety of popular DJ programs that supports USB MIDI in/out interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor. Users can easily control their favorite DJ software all from a single advanced compact player.
Unlike most dedicated DJ midi controllers that are only USB bus powered, the DN-S3700 encompasses its own internal power supply to achieve the highest electrical specifications, resulting in best possible performance.
The DN-S3700 features industry leading Burr Brown (a product of TI) 24 bit DAC processing for superior output audio fidelity. The DN-S3700 comes complete with Denon DJ’s acclaimed Music Manager Software. Among its groundbreaking features is a highly refined search system, which lets users navigate and tag edit quickly through any MP3/ WAV files connected to the system, with search criteria including Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM and Playlists. The Music Manager will also auto calculate the BPM’s for your files as well as create the visual waveform data supported on the DN-S3700’s display.
The Denon DN-S3700 is scheduled to ship in February 2009 with an expected SRP of $1,099.99