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Dave Hill Designs Titan

Titian is an analog compressor-limiter with a very large range of color and control choices with recall. The main audio path is a discrete class A design.

Resetability is attained by using stepped controls and encoders that have their values displayed on Titian's color LCD display. Titian is a digitally controlled analog device in design with a very high speed dsp side chain that allows the design to push the limits beyond what is possible in the design of an analog side chain.

The compressor-limiter controls are the normal; Threshold, Attack, Release, Shape, Bypass-In-Link, Meter Select, and make up Gain. These controls have their settings displayed on a color LCD display. The Shape control shows the knee of the compressor. With the knee characteristic being graphically drawn on the LCD to allow the user to see the knee's shape. The graphical display updates with the changing of the Threshold and Shape controls. When stereo linked the unit selected as control master will control all functions on the second channel.

In addition there are controls that can provide color choices;

The VCA COLOR control provides a mix between a very clean PWM gain control device and a vintage gain control element. The vintage gain control element is a diode type compressor circuit. There are 16 steps in the cross fade-mix control for a wide range in choices

The PARALLEL MIX control blends the unprocessed audio with the compressed audio, a parallel compression function. There are 16 steps in the cross fade-mix control for a wide range in choices.

The DYNAMIC COLOR control is a control that provides harmonic content that is opposite in nature of the harmonic content that the vintage gain control element generates. The effect of the Dynamic Color control can be described as making the sound "bigger". This function has 16 steps to provide a wide range of sonic control.

The FAT - AIR switch that will add air or fatness to the compressed audio

Titan is a single rack space 100 to 240 Volt switchable 50, 60 Hz
  • Maximum input: +25dbu balanced
  • Maximum output: +25dbu balanced
  • Make Up Gain: 0 to 11.5db, 0.5 steps
  • Noise: -91dbu, 20 KHz BW
  • Frequency Response: 3Hz to175KHz
  • Distortion: clean mode @+25dbu: 0.018%
  • Power: 25 watts at 115 or 230 volts, 50 or 60 Hz. Fuse size is slow acting fuze GMD 0.315A for 115 volts; GMD 0.150A for 230 volts for 100 - 120 volts set to 115V for 220 - 240 volts set to 230v
  • Shipping Weight: 15 lbs (6.7kg)
  • Depth Behind Panel: 8.625 inches plus user input/output connectors
  • Reviews
    The Emery Street Studio (Alex)
    July 8, 2015
    Tonally worth it!
    Got a pair of these for my mastering setup.
    I had the chance to try most of the cool pieces out there.

    This is probably the most flexible piece of dynamic processor I had tried.
    The unit has a Class A analog audio section, using PWM compression cell.
    The dynamic control is endless. Can be extremely subtle, to extremely dirty in different ways. Can ben super quick and precise, or super smooth and silky. Endless headroom, 100% recall ans stepped (using the lcd screen that can change the parameters from 0 to 100 knob with 1 increment on each green knob. Can be stereo linked, and the master changes also the parameters of the slave, not only blend the side chain.. Would be fantastic on any step of the process. I used it also with great results on recording vocal.
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