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Denon has improved their predecessors (DN-S3000 and DN-S5000) by taking the rotating-platter
principle to the next level with the DN-S3500.
The Denon DN-S3500 is designed
to be a digital turntable that can be held as such. It features a Direct Drive rotating platter, Scratch and Jog Effects, a Sampler and more.
CD Player for DJ's
Type of Discs
CD, CD-R and CD-RW
Sample Pitch Range
20Hz ~ 20kHz
0.01 % (JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio line
AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
300 x 327 x 124 mm ( WxDxH )
Always use the Digital Output when mixer supports this
(75 Ohm cable) !
Heavy Duty Engine
The heavy platter is powered by a powerful 12-pole Direct Drive motor. The brushless
DC motor has a starting torque of 2.5 kg/cm and via the Preferences Menu you can
change the rotation speed between 33 and 45 RPM.
This motor is made with the same
as the Technics SL-series turntables. It only lacks the detections
coils in the platter.
The Slip Mat can be replaced easily with any of your own creations. You can also
mount a 7" single on it with a special adapter.
The DN-S3500 can playback almost every MP3 file allthough the maximum pitch range is 16%. You can use CBR or VBR to encode
your tracks. On the disc you can make folder, and folders in folder up to 8 levels
deep. There can be a maximum of 999 files on the disc, but if you come close to
this you might want to consider thee quality of the tracks.
When using MP3 music that is compressed using VBR (Variable Bit Rate) there are some limitation in functionality and the player in general gets a little slower. This is caused by the decompression time that is used for working with VBR tracks.
A decent MP3 is encoded in CBR @ 320 kbps for maximum quality (at least higher than 192 kbps!)
defines the Cue Point as : the position from where the playback has started
To set a Cue Point you need to pause playback at the point where you would like
to have your Cue Point. After that you can rotate the Jogwheel to set it exactly
right. Then press Play and the Cue Point is stored.
The functionality of the Play button can be changed to 'Other' via the Preferences
Menu. So if you're used the to the Pioneer way this makes life easy and avoids
You cannot set a Cue Point when the player is in playback mode and you hold the
disc. The DN-S needs to be in pause to remember the Cue point, no matter which
mode you are in.
When you press the Cue Button in pause or in playback, the DN-S3500 returns to
the Cue Point and plays from there as long as you keep the Cue Button pressed.
This is also called Stutter Play.
The Fader Start on the DN-S3500 works with all Denon and Pioneer mixers. You simply
connect a mono mini-jack to mini-jack cable to the mixer and the CD player, read
this DJ Topic
. Make sure that you've set a Cue Point on the DNS3500 and that
the faderstart is active for the channel you're using.
/ Track Skip Knob
On the right is a rotary Parameter Knob, this is used to skip tracks back and
forth by rotating it one click. When pressed down and rotated the track number
will increase with 10 per click. In the preference menu there is a setting to
block track skipping while the DNS3500
is playing which can be turned on.
When any of the Effects are activated you can change the effect's parameter with
When you press this button before you rotate the parameter knob you can select
the next track that the DN-S3500 should play. In the preset menu you can set the length of the crossfade (Off, 1,2 or 3 seconds).The crossfade is performed when you press the parameter to confirm the selected track or when the end of the track is reached
Section / TAP
The BPM counter makes sure that the effects are linked to the speed of the music
you are playing. When the automatic BPM counter is disappeared you can reactivate
it by pressing the TAP button for 1 second.
You can also use the TAP button to override the auto BPM counter. When you press
it a few times (5-10) the BPM counter will be set to the required tempo.
When the TAP button is held pressed for more than 2 seconds, the Manual In mode
is activated and you can use the Effects knob to change it.
When any of the effects are activated (do this by pressing on the desired button)
the Effects knob can be used to change the mix between the original signal and
the signal after the effect is applied. In the display you will see an indicator
moving in the display as you rotate the knob.
When the Effect Parameter is used to change the time parameter of an effect you
can return to the default value by pressing it once shortly
There are three effects that can be chosen by pressing the appropriate button,
to turn the effect off you just need to press the same effect button again:
- ECHO/LOOP rehearses the last played audio. An echo usually
declines in volume until it's totally faded out.
With the Effects Knob you can feedback the audio to create an infinite echo.
This can also be seen as the depth of the echo. The Parameter Knob is used
to set the time (length) of the echo, measured in beats (1/4, 1/2, etc.)
- FLANGER is an effect with a jet-like characteristic, you
could describe it as 'there flies a plane through the music'. The length/time
of the wave is set with the Parameter Knob, the same way as the Loop. The
level or strength of the Flanger is set with the Effects Knob.
- FILTER adds one of the filter types to the audio that
is played. You can change the filter type with the Parameter Knob. The frequency
at which the filter works can be adjusted with the Effects Knob.
With the little black switch you can select the Scratch Direction. This can be
set to FWD so you will only heard the Forward Scratch sound. When Both is set,
you hear the scratch sound in both direction, this is the normal operation mode
of the Platter.
The platter is used for a lot of things. The most obvious one is that it can spin while using playback. Use the button on the right bottom of the platter [Platter Source]
to toggle the mode to: Main (lights up in orange) and Sampler (lights up in green).
The Platter of the DNS3500 can be used like a regular vinyl deck should be handled with. You can use the top Slipmat to scratch and search through the track by rotating it. Use the metal platter to apply pitch corrections.
(Besides scratching and cueing you can also use three extra Platter Effects :
- BRAKE will simulate the power down of an analogue turntable
when you press the Pause Button. The length of the Brake Effect can be set
with the Parameter Knob.
- DUMP will playback in reverse for the specified time (use
the Parameter Knob). The point of activation is also used as playback point
when the Dump Effect is deactivated, without losing elapsed time. Each press
of the Dump button will toggle the playback direction.
- REVERSE will perform a playback in reversed direction,
the Platter will also rotate in the opposite direction : counter clockwise.
Each press of the Reverse button will toggle playback in reverse and forward
To adjust the pitch you need to move the pitch fader. The scale of the pitch can be switched to 4% (0.02%), 10% (0.05%), 16% (0.1%), 24% and 50% and 100% (1%). When to Pitch/Range button is pressed for over 1 second the pitch range can be selected with the Parameter Knob. When using MP3 music, the maximum Pitch Range is 16%.
You can bend the pitch in 3 ways : gently handle the Platter by hand in scratch mode or in bend mode or by using the Pitch Bend buttons below the pitch fader. Handling with the buttons is more precise, doing it by hand is the old-fashion way.
You can use 2 Hot Starts/ Hot Loops on the DN-S3500. The A1 and A2
buttons are used to record two Hot Cue's
, when the B
button is pressed after the A1 or A2 button the DN-S3500 will mark that as a Loop
and will start playback of the seamless loop. The A1 and A2
buttons can be used to re-start the loop or Cue.
When the B button is pressed during loop playback or after you've pressed the
Exit button, that point will be recorded as the new B (Loop Out) point.
During loop playback you can stop the Loop playback
the Exit/Reloop button
. When this button is pressed during normal
playback the last played (A1 or A2) loop will be started
You can also use the A1 and A2 Loop points to perform stutter playback (like Pioneer's
CDJ's). The Loop and Stutter play mode is toggled by pressing the Flip
If the Flip button is kept pressed
while you press the A1 or
A2 button, the corresponding point is cleared
from the memory.
You can adjust the length of a loop by pressing the B Trim
during Loop Playback. You can now use the Jog Wheel to move the Loop Out (B) Point
back and forwards. To save the new Loop Out (B) Point you need to press the A1
or A2 button of the loop. The minimal length of a loop is 5 frames.
The Denon DNS3500 has 1 sample memory of maximum 15 second. The sampling is done
at 44.1kHz, which gives the sampler the same quality as a normal audio CD.
Recording and Playback of the sample starts when the Samp. button
is pressed. During sample recording the Samp. button will flash and a 15 seconds
countdown timer will appear in the display indicating the maximum remaining recording
time. After recording the Samp. button will illuminate to indicate a sample is
ready to be played.
the B Button
is pressed during the recording of a sample the
Loop Out (B) point will be set at the desired point. Recording continuous until
button is pressed or the Loop Memory is full (15 seconds)
When the B Button is pressed during playback of a Loop you can adjust the Loop
Out (B) with the Jog Wheel.
The Rev. Button
gives you the possibility to toggle the Reversed
Playback mode on and off. The playback direction will be changed the next time
you (re)start playback of the sample with the Samp. Button. Hold the Rev.
while pressing the Samp. Button to delete and remove a sample
from the memory. You can also keep the Rev Button for more than 1 second to delete
a sample from the memory.
The Exit/Reloop button
is used to stop Sample Playback when pressed
during Sample Playback. Press the Exit/Reloop button after Recording and before
playing to toggle the Playback Mode :
- Loop : Playback of the sample is performed in a loop.
Playback will restart at the end of the recording or at the Loop Out (B) Point
- Single All : Playback of the sample stops at the end of
- Single B : Playback of the sample stops at the B (Loop
To adjust the pitch of the Sample you need to press the Pitch/Vol Button
Use the Parameter Knob to change the pitch. If the Parameter Knob is pressed down
and rotated the pitch value increased in 10 times bigger steps.
If the Pitch/Vol Button is pressed again
you can change the Playback
Volume of the sample with the Parameter Knob.
To clear the Loop Memory you can copy sound from the A1 or A2 point to the Sampler.
The Sampler will start with recording from the A1 or A2 point and stops when the
maximum length of 15 seconds is reached.
To start the transfer you need to make sure the Loop memory is empty. If not you
can clear it by keeping the Rev. Button for more than 1 second.
When the B Button
of the sampler is pressed after an A point
is stored in the Hot Start/Loop section you can copy from the A1
Point. When the STOP Button
of the sampler is pressed after an
A point is stored in the Hot Start/Loop section you can copy from the A2
You can store up to 5.000 point in the internal memory of the DN-S3500.
There is an easy way to design and create your own Slipmats.
- Download the template and instruction file from Denondj.com and open it in Word
- Select [Format Auto Shape]
- Under the [Colors and Line] Tab, select the [Color]
drop down menu. Then select [Fill Effects]
- Select the [Picture] Tab and click on [Select Picture]
- Use any picture you like and locate it on your PC.
- Double click on the picture then Right Click on [OK], then
[OK] again in the menu next box.
You should now see your picture inside the outlined Red area. Just print and
cut out your designs. Also take out the center part within the red line. The
black dotted area will be hidden from view due to the stabilizer cap.
Remove the black C-clamp
first by pulling straight in the direction of the arrow as seen in this picture. Be carefull as you can easily damage the C-clamb!
Then pull up the clear disc
to remove it. Add the paper slipmat underneath the clear scratch disc and reassemble.
When you reassemble, be sure you put the c-clamp on the right way. There is a little arrow on the clear disc, you should slide it on from that side.
For slick performance you can also add another layer of plastic underneath the fabric slipmat if you want.
The Denon DN-S3500 has an easy way to check and update the firmware of your
player if this would be needed. As modern technology keeps improving it's always
smart to at least check if an update is needed.
You should always check if an update is needed by reading out the firmware version
of your player. To be able to download the update you need to register your
product on that website.
- Stop playback and hold down the button '-preset' for about 2 seconds. The
display should then indicate that you are in the preset mode.
- Then, turn the track knob counterclockwise (backwards) until the display
shows SYS ?. If your version number does not match the one mentioned on
website you should download and apply the latest version.
When holding the '-preset' button for about 2 seconds you will enter the presets
menu where you can adjust all settings to your personal favorite. Rotate the
Parameter Knob to select a setting. Press the Parameter Knob to change the setting.
When you rotate the Parameter Knob again it will step through the possible choices.
Press the Parameter knob to select the new setting.
- Cue Mode
Sets Cue point when Playback is started from Pause Mode
- Other (Pioneer)
Sets Cue point when Cue Button is pressed during Pause Mode
- Auto Cue
Sets Cue Point when the first audio is found in a track
- Next Track Time
- 3, 2 or 1 seconds
Time used to fade out when Next Track playback is used
No cross fade is made between the playing track and the next
- Platter Rotation Speed
- 3/4 Beat Effect
Shows 3/4 step in steps list of the Effects
- Jump Time
- 10, 20, 30 or 60 seconds
Time used to skip when using the Fast Search
- Pitch Range
- ± 4%, ± 10%, ± 16%, or ± 24%
Setting of the pitch range when the player is turned on
- EOM Time
- 90, 60, 30, 20, 15 or 10 seconds
Alert message showing before end of the track
- Fader (Start) Mode
- Play / Cue (2-line type)
- Play Pause (1-line type)
Set the type of faderstart(cable) you are using (depends on your mixer)
- Power on Play
If a disc is inserted, the player will start to play when turned on
- Pitch On
- Key Adjust On
- Pitch Off
Status of pitch functionality when the player is turned on
- Play Mode
Plays a track and stops at the end of it
Play next track when track end is reached
- Play Lock
- Time Mode
Displays elapsed time from disc/folder start
Displays remaining time of current disc or folder
Displays elapsed playing time of current track
Displays remaining time of current track
- Memo All Clear
- Clears all stored memory points
- Push the Parameter knob
- [Memo CLR?] displays
- Push the Parameter knob again
- Select [YES]
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There are 19 Comments
1 member likes this Lead wrote on 27-04-2007 @ 01:24
Vibemaster-D wrote on 13-05-2007 @ 19:08
geef mij maar een CDJ1000 van het vertrouwde merk
DNR wrote on 24-05-2007 @ 10:28
wat is er dan mis met de denon?
Luxx wrote on 17-06-2007 @ 14:40
vooral het cue'n vind ik te verschillend om naar denon te veranderen. al was de cue methode hetzelfde zou ik deze mischein wel liever als een pioneer willen
sucksir wrote on 30-06-2007 @ 16:04
@ Luxx -->Daarom heeft deze Denon ook de mogelijkheid om te kunnen CUE-en zoals op een pioneer..Dus CUEN-en op de Pioneer manier kan..
Jorrit wrote on 20-07-2007 @ 11:25
Heb jij dat wel eens geprobeerd dan? Wat mij juist ergert is dat de Pioneer methode helemaal niet werkt zoals je zou willen, doordat er geen touch-sensitive jogwheel opzit. Bij de Pioneer leg ik mn vinger op de jog en druk ik op cue, als ik dat bij deze doe moet ik de jog 100% stil houden, anders pakt hij het cue punt niet, erg hinderlijk.
sucksir wrote on 23-07-2007 @ 15:30
@ Jorrit --> CUE-en met TT's zeik je toch ook niet..CUE-en met de Denon op de PIO-way is een beetje zoals TT's..Zoveel moeilijker is het niet, tis ff anders..Maarja, ik zou ook PIO verdedigen als ik zoveel zou betalen voor zo weinig, haha, je moet niet denken dat je dik wordt afgezet natuurlijk
DNR wrote on 16-08-2007 @ 20:12
HEB ER 2!
Natio wrote on 09-11-2007 @ 10:43
heb er ook 2 blijer mee dan toen ik me pioneer had alleen wel even wennen natuurlijk.
WalterRavensberg wrote on 14-01-2008 @ 20:10
heb zowel met pio als denon veel gedraaid. alle twee erg lekker. pioneer voelt wat slapjes aan, denon wat beter, maarja pioneer heeft minder moeite met copy protect cd's. Is mij wel veel waard!!! ik mis alleen nog een memoslot voor de cue punten en loops...
die 3500 kan trouwens wel meer dan de gemiddelde gebruiker denkt... je moet alleen soms ff het manual d''r bij pakken....
spinse en geluk!!!!
jorgx wrote on 17-02-2008 @ 09:08
Lastima q no sepa leer en aleman o el idioma en el q publican los comentarios
denon-dj-jimmy wrote on 26-02-2008 @ 17:42
vibe master. denon is ook een vertrouwd merk bij velen.
DamnDj wrote on 27-08-2008 @ 22:37
Ik heb er ook 1... Gewelig apparaat... Doordat ik voornamelijk vinyl heb gedraaid altijd, vind ik het een makkelijke overstap omdat je heel makkelijk net als vinyl een track kunt quen. Ook de extraatjes bevallen me goed, hot start, sampler en effecten noem maar op. Een vriend van mij heeft Pioneers en stiekum baalde hij een beetje dat hij zo veel geld heeft uigegeven voor zo weinig. Denon DN-S3500 is gewoon extreem veel waar voor je geld. Moet er trouwens bij opmerken dat ik de mijne uit de Vs heb gehaald waar hij mij slechts 400 euro heeft gekost...
masterglue wrote on 01-09-2008 @ 13:42
Ik vind de flaggenschip set van Denon (2x dn-s3500 + DN-X1500) veel mooier, dan z'n rivaal(djm800/700 + 2x cdj1000)
Spicedup wrote on 22-12-2009 @ 00:06
Heb er ook twee staan, en ik heb ook vaak met pioneer gedraaid.. Alletwee echt top cd-spelers. Alleen je hebt met de denons het probleem dat ze toch echt niet te standaart zijn, dus als je in een club staat speel je met wat anders dan je gewend bent.. maar zoals ik al zei, de s3500 is echt heerlijk ( DE NIEUWE S3700 NOG HEERLIJKER, daar staat dan wel weer de cdj-2000 tegenover:P)
DJ_SEVEN_7_ wrote on 16-11-2011 @ 04:50
Maybe its time to update this thread with Denon DNS 3700's. this mediaplayer kicks A$$
You can do anything you want, its stable, solid and built like a tank!
Cheap in reference to other player on the market
In other words, it a heck of a cool pro toy in the same range as CDJ 2000's
Try it or buy it, you wont regret it, trust me!
lightsoul wrote on 08-03-2012 @ 19:52
Ik heb een set denon dns 3500 en een mixer pioneer djm 400, Op die denon 3500 zit een digital output.. Kan ik op een of andere manier deze aansluiten op de pioneer djm 400 mixer. ( er staat geen digital in ergens, wel bij de djm 800) Is er een mogelijkheid converter oid?
roshela wrote on 16-06-2012 @ 02:58
hiii my name is roshela i would like to know where the location where we can buy this denon dns3500 player
jhon321 wrote on 28-04-2017 @ 07:20
very good forum for music.
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