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D*A*M Sonic Titan ST-08


The D*A*M Sonic Titan ST-08 is a highly dynamic high output distortion device capable of many shades and colors from the subtle to the extreme. The input stage of the ST-08 is a JFET (Junction Field Effect Transistor) pre-amplifier. This stage creates tube like clipping characteristics by slightly squashing and compressing your signal giving you superbly focused tone that will offer remarkable string clarity and dynamic overdrive tones. Picking styles become very touch responsive and tones can go from immaculately clean to mild overdrive just from the strength of the pick attack alone. The power amp in the ST-08 does all the muscle work and greatly amplifies this pre-amp stage. This stage set-up to have very high gain levels but just like with any power amp distortion needs it to be pushed hard to create a heavily saturated tone.


Connect your chosen instrument and amplifier to the ST-08 using only high quality shielded audio cables. Begin your session with both the “DRIVE” and the “TONE” controls set at noon and the “LEVEL” control set to minimum. Activate the ST-08 with the onboard bypass selector switch and slowly increase the “LEVEL” dial. This will enable you to match your active sound to your bypassed sound. Please note: the output level available from the ST-08 is particularly ample so some precaution is required when operating at high volume levels. Using the onboard bypass selector switch you can now toggle back and forth from the active effect to your clean guitar signal. Once you have experimented with the “LEVEL” control turn your attention to the “DRIVE” control. Increasing this dial will lengthen note sustain & decay and increase the overall attack of the activated effect. You can now shape the distortion color with the use of the on-board “TONE” control. The main function of this control is to help tune your instrument to the ST-08’s drive capabilities. Advance from the noon position to amplify the high-end content or reduce this treble content as needed be to round-off the signal for a smoother overdrive effect.

This device is installed with an Alkaline 9-volt power cell which is activated via the insertion of a 1⁄4” jack plug into the “IN” socket. To ensure a long & lengthy cell life always unplug your cable after use. Power can also be supplied by means of an external well-regulated 9- volt power supply fitted with a 2.1mm plug and operating with a negative centre and positive sleeve.