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Video: MIDI MAP DN-S3700 in Scratch Live

This video will show you how to create a custom Serato Scratch Live MIDI Map using Denon's DN-S3700 Direct Drive table top CD player. I tried to explain the new HYBRID mode that Denon is releasing soon. It will include the audio signal timecode from most DJ software companies like Serato. You use almost all the buttons and knobs to control everything in Scratch Live. The Platter, Pitch Slider, Reverse button and Play will be used in HYBRID mode to control the timecode.

Here is the info from the PDF

HYBRID MODE

Free F/W Download for the Popular DN-S3700 and DN-S1200 Tabletop Controllers
Availability: Sept. 2010

With the revolutionary new Denon DJ Hybrid MIDI mode free F/W download, current users and future owners of the DN-S3700 or DN-S1200s will be able to use various supported DVS applications (on either a PC or Mac®) such as Serato™ Scratch Live for direct spinning platter control (for DN-S3700). The new HYBRID firmware uses Denon DJ’s world’s-first built-in Relative mode timecode signal generator, and in conjunction with a DVS-supported sound card or Denon DVS-supported mixers such as the DN-X1600 and DN-X600 you can eliminate your traditional CD timecode (and flash drive) media for control of your DVS.

Your DVS’s required tone is now generated from inside the player’s DSP and outputs through the analog RCA connectors of the DN-S3700 or DN-S1200 during Hybrid mode. Various other surrounding keys and knobs are freely available to MIDI map as seen fit. Other firmware improvements with this release include new Auto BPM detection engine, doubled Platter Resolution (for DN-S3700) and position accuracy via a newly-added preset. With the addition of MIDI Hybrid mode, the DN-S3700 Digital Media Turntable is giving working DJs an even more comprehensive tool and solution they need to succeed and grow their creative talents at a very affordable cost.

I do not recommend buying the cheaper SL1 box and TTM 57SL RANE mixer.

Most new chip-sets on motherboards are pulling proper support for USB 1.1 (second-rate). They fully support USB 2.0 and some already have 3.0 support. Serato was able to do a workaround for the OSX in 2.1, but the "Windows API" for USB doesn't allow any tweaking. This means if you buy a new PC (i7, i3 & i5) to use with the older SL1 or 57SL mixer, you could have dropouts.