A little while ago, Denon had a little too much leakage and were more or less inadvertently outed by a Russian tradeshow banner showing what was thought to be the followup to their DN-S3700. A shaky video followed, but now we can exclusively give you a little more info on the heavily rumoured but now confirmed Denon DJ SC3900.
So what can I tell you right now? Well obviously, the DJ Switch blurrycam video was a viral smash. And after actively helping to hone the performance of the unit, he’s now happy to be the poster boy for the campaign. Yes, that’s many times DMC champion officially endorsing behind a digital deck – that speaks volumes. I even have a soundbite:
“Having the cue points on the deck makes it really handy if you want to do some button bashing trickery. Also great that the whole unit is MIDI-customisable. The adjustable start-stop time is a great feature too, and I was stunned by how accurate it is when you get it to slow up”
I was lucky enough to have Denon drop by the skratchlab just before Christmas with a 3900 in tow. It was a flying visit, so don’t be expecting a review, but first impressions are good. The platter response is bang on – I got pretty rough with spinbacks and scribbles and got back nothing but first class performance, and importantly no drift whatsoever.
I would say that image wise, it’s much cleaner too. As a working interface, it feels much more logical, and just feels more finished than the 3700. The new all Black casing is especially striking.
And more than that I decline to comment, but needless to say I was impressed. But more info is coming very soon, and coming to skratchworx first.