Dave Hill Designs Titan

Compressor/Limiter with Discrete Class a Design, Stepped Controls, Parallel Mix Function, Crossfader, and Dynamic Color Control
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Dave Hill Designs Titan
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Dave Hill Designs' Titan is a hardware compressor-limiter that does a superb job of transparently controlling dynamic range, but also gives you a broad palette of tasty coloration options. A digitally controlled analog feedback compressor with two types of VCAs (plus a crossfade), Titan equips your studio with a huge spectrum of color and control choices. Use the crossfade to blend between squeaky-clean or ultra-coloration. Titan's stepped controls and color LCD display let you easily recall your settings from previous sessions. If a definitive hardware compressor (with serious coloration mojo) is on your studio must-have list, Dave Hill Designs' Titan certainly deserves your consideration.

Dave Hill Designs Titan Compressor-limiter at a Glance:
  • VCA Color
  • Parallel Mix
  • Dynamic Color (and more)
VCA Color

Dave Hill Designs' Titan gives you all the controls you'd expect in a high-end hardware compressor, but there are also controls onboard you won't find on any other compressor! VCA Color lets you dial between a very clean pulse-width modulation gain control device and a vintage gain control element, letting you precisely dial in the amount of "character" in your signal.

Parallel Mix

Titan's Parallel Mix function serves up parallel compression, letting you blend between your unprocessed and compressed audio. Titan's cross fade-mix control gives you 16 steps, for a broad range of choices. Dave Hill Designs has smartly included parallel processing - which has become exceedingly popular - as a powerful method of shaping your signal.

Dynamic Color (and more)

Titan's Dynamic Color feature generates harmonic content of an opposite nature to that served up by vintage gain control, imparting meaty mass to the signal. With 16 steps giving you a wide range of sonic control, you can think of Dynamic Color as your "Big" control. Working along similar lines, Titan's Fat/Air switch lets you further enhance your sound with palpable girth - or a delicate sense of space. Boasting stunning sonics, weapons-grade build quality and boatloads of control, Dave Hill Designs' Titan is an amazing value in a top-shelf studio hardware compressor-limiter. You sound own one.

Dave Hill Designs Titan Compressor-limiter Features:
  • A superb hardware compressor-limiter with a broad palette of coloration options
  • VCA Color lets you dial between a clean PWM gain and character-laden vintage gain
  • Intuitive color LCD keps you informed - graphically
  • Parallel Mix lets you blend between your unprocessed and compressed audio
  • Dynamic Color imparts mass to your signal
  • The Fat/Air switch enhances your sound with palpable girth - or a delicate sense of space
  • Hard bypass, stereo link function
Add Dave Hill Designs' Titan hardware compressor-limiter to your studio arsenal!

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Additional Media

Signal Processing Buying Guide
Titan User Manual

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Controls Threshold, Attack, Release, Shape, Gain, VCA Color, Parallel Mix, Dynamic Color
Threshold 100 Steps
Ratio 1:1 to 10:1
Frequency Response 3Hz-175kHz
Inputs 1 x XLR
Outputs 1 x XLR
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 8.625"
Width 19"
Weight 15 lbs. (Shipping Weight)
Manufacturer Part Number Titan

Customer Reviews

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Should be in every studio

This compressor is beautifully transparent but with a ton of tone shaping abilities. We're using it for tracking and on the 2 bus during mixing. I often get bored or disenchanted with gear after a year or so. Not so with Titan, the honeymoon period goes on and on. The only thing it doesn't do is pumpy, trashy compression but that's not what it's meant for. I love this box, what can I say.
Music background: Producer, musician

Is it on???

All I can say is WOW... You can really go extreme on the 2buss a not hear it at all... unless you turn the knobs like a chimp... The VCA and Dynamic color is a real treat... it can really bring things to live. On individual tracks its a monter... If you're looking for something that colors it all like a VariMu this is not your compressor (BTW VariMu is awesome) but if you want something than can be extremely transparent and tha can color as well this is your gear... I have right after my Massive Passive and everything sounds amazing! The biggest trick on this thing is understanding correctly the Shape knob... That's one of the secrets here. It's not a piece of gear that your are going to learn in one week... it takes time, it's tricky, but one of the most versatile compressor I have had.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Mixer
See also: Compressors, Dave Hill Designs, Dave Hill Designs Compressors / Limiters, Dave Hill Designs Compressors / Limiters