The Sonic Titan is a little different from your regular dirt box in the sense that it actually uses its own power amp to create an earth moving amount of distortion. The Titan's first stage is a JFET (Junction Field Effect Transistor) system that is designed around a rather famous and expensive high end Tube amplifier's input stage. This section helps to create natural highs giving superbly focused string clarity and a highly responsive and dynamic overdrive tone. Picking styles become very touch responsive and tones can go from fairly clean to mild overdrive just from the strength of the pick attack.
The power amp in the Titan is set up to have very high gain levels but just like with any power amp distortion needs to be pushed hard to create a heavily saturated tone. The headroom on this unit is massive so running it into a clean amplifier you will be able to produce huge amounts of volume boost. The Level control also governs the saturation of the power stage so if you run the Titan into an overdriven amplifier you will achieve a higher gain boost with serious amounts of tonal saturation. The idea here is to achieve big power amp style distortion that you can actually use at slightly more reasonable volume levels than pushing a non master tube head it to distortion.
It can quite easily fill the roll of any Tube Screamer style drive box for boosting tube OD into blissfully smooth and natural bluesy distortion. It becomes a real daemon when pushed hard with the volume fully open and can produce an obscenely heavy doom/stoner distortion tone. It is really excellent for dropped string tunings because of the bold string clarity under high saturation.
- "Level" sets the output volume and volume it has, this thing can get unhealthily LOUD.
- "Tone" this control is a Hi-cut tone control. Its main use is to help tune your instrument to the Titan's drive capabilities so at first may seem a crude way of shaping tone. Start off with the Tone maxed out to the full right and slowly reduce to the control as need be to round of the tone for a smoother overdrive tone.
- "Drive" controls the amount of Distortion and sustain available.
- (2008-09-21) D*A*M Sonic Titan / Gibson R9 / Victoria 45410 by mrcali68
- (2008-09-24) D*A*M Sonic Titan/Gibson R9/ Way Huge Aquapuss by mrcali68
- (2009-07-23) D*A*M Sonic Titan demo by Bobby DeVito Differential Audio Manifestationz by Bobby DeVito
- (2009-07-24) DAM Sonic Titan demo part 2 Bobby DeVito with tweaking :-) by Bobby DeVito
- (2009-11-08) D*A*M Sonic Titan by videofile01
- (2009-11-25) D*A*M* Sonic Titan Sparkly Blue & Sparkly grey by elswan64
- (2010-01-20) DAM Sonic Titan from the Dec. 2009 batch. by scott51381
- (2010-01-20) DAM sonic titan (2) by scott51381
- (2010-01-20) DAM SONIC TITAN (3) by scott51381
- (2010-03-08) D*A*M Sonic Titan guitar effects pedal demo with Les Paul & Dr Z by Gearmanndude
- (2010-05-24) D*A*M Red and Gold 1966 and Pink Sonic Titan by simplexiammine
- (2010-06-02) D*A*M Sonic Titan by simplexiammine
- (2010-06-22) D*A*M - Sonic Titan - DAM by Kayzer
- (2010-08-15) D*A*M - Sonic Titan DARK (2010 Gold) DAM by Kayzer
- (2010-08-15) D*A*M - Sonic Titan (Purple 2009) VS Sonic Titan (Gold 2010) - DAM by Kayzer
- (2010-08-15) D*A*M - dual Sonic Titan stacking by Kayzer
- (2010-09-03) D*A*M Sonic Titan - translucent gold (dark tuned) by simplexiammine
- (2010-10-18) D*A*M - Sonic Titan ST-07 DAM by Kayzer
- (2010-10-18) D*A*M - Tripple Sonic Titan Shoot-Out by Kayzer
- (2010-10-26) D*A*M - Fuzz Shootout - Super Bee, Sonic Titan, Meathead, Drag n Fly by Kayzer
- (2010-10-28) D*A*M - Sonic Titan Dark - High Headroom Shootout - Part 7 of 8 by Kayzer
- (2010-11-05) D*A*M Sonic Titan vs D*A*M Sonic Titan vs D*A*M Sonic Titan by simplexiammine
- (2010-12-26) D*A*M Sonic Titan 2007 VS D*A*M Sonic Titan blues by elswan64
- (2010-12-29) D*A*M Sonic Titan Demo by theGASstation
- (2010-12-29) D*A*M Sonic Titan - Playing around and Noodling by theGASstation
- (2011-02-20) "Titan over Titan" D*A*M Sonic Titan by elswan64
- (2011-02-21) Tha Battle of D*A*M Sonic Titans by elswan64
- (2011-02-21) D*A*M Sonic Titan by videofile01
- (2011-02-26) early D*A*M Sonic Titan vs new D*A*M Sonic Titan by simplexiammine
- (2011-09-27) titanharry by Jerms
- (2012-08-09) DAM Sonic Titan ST-07 by dacod77
- (2012-09-20) Tube Works Rock vs. Sonic Titan by dacod77
- (2012-09-30) Monolith Oracle, DAM Meathead & Sonic Titan, Basic Audio Rangemaster by dacod77
- (2012-11-14) Emanating Fist Dope Priest D*A*M Sonic Titan by dacod77
- (2012-12-14) DAM Sonic Titan x 2 and a homebrew by dacod77
- (2013-02-28) new DAM Ezekiel 25:17 stacked with Sonic Titan by dacod77
- (2014-06-03) Real McCoy Custom RMC10 Wah w/ D*A*M Sonic Titan demo by David Curtis
- (2014-06-04) Real McCoy Custom RMC 10 Wah & DAM Sonic Titan demo by TommysGuitarShop
- (2014-08-08) D*A*M Sonic Titan ST-07 by videofile01
- (2014-08-21) D*A*M Sonic Titan No. 420 full-production demo by David Curtis
- (2016-09-10) D*A*M Sonic Titan ST-08 by elswan64