Denon today announced the SC3900: Digital Turntable & Media Controller with 9-inch Active Platter
Denon have been on a roll lately with the wonderful MC3000 controller and are now hoping to give Pioneer a run for their money with the SC39000. Utilizing a completely redesigned High-Torque Direct Drive motor that mirrors the feel of vinyl exactly, the SC3900 gives classic DJs that vinyl feel whilst using Cds, USB Sticks, Software or even having it networked to a media server.
“The 9-inch platter makes scratch moves more nimble by being that little bit smaller, but maintains the perfect amount of space to grip it, scratching & mixing tracks feels no different than using vinyl” -DJ Switch, SC3900 endorsee and 3x World DMC Champion.
For years DJs have always complained that CD Decks have never felt quite like vinyl. They may have had vinyl modes but the movement, speed and weight never quite felt the same. That changes with the SC3900 with a platter that has the surface of an actual 9″ vinyl disc, giving you that authentic vinyl feeling.
“Doing DMC-style hard-core scratch sets are made so much easier without worrying about needles & skipping records” -DJ Switch.
Playback and scratch tracks from a myriad of sources including USB ‘sticks’ or USB Hard Disk Drives via the top mounted USB port. This allows the move from venue to venue with just a single USB device and not a laptop or CD collection, although the SC3900 can also playback CDs via the front loading CD slot, giving you true flexibility of your media choices.
The SC3900 also comes complete with the brand new ‘Engine’ music management software that has been designed with players such as the SC3900 in mind, allowing the ultimate in DJ set preparation, playback and control.
Hybrid MIDI mode has been a flexible feature and a great benefit to previous Denon DJ devices and it’s no different with the SC3900. Complete with the ability to be MIDI mapped to work with a wide variety of applications, the SC3900 can control DJ software utilizing DVS, without using time code CDs, making the SC3900 the most complete and flexible player Denon DJ has ever produced.
This looks perfect for DJs who love vinyl but prefer to use digital media such as CDs, USB or software without the need for a high spec computer to be able to do all of that. Find out more infor at Denon DJ.
Denon are expecting it to retail for around £949/€1099 and it will be released in limited numbers mid-late march 2012. We can’t wait!