Given that Prism Sound make what are arguably the best audio converters in existence, we tend to get a little giddy whenever they release a new device. This time round, though, we feel it’s completely justified.
Titan is a USB multi-channel recording interface with MDIO expansion. While it’s a USB 2.0 interface at heart, that expansion slot means you can slot in either a Thunderbolt card or a Pro Tools HDX connection, attach the Titan directly to an HDX or HD Native card and use it instead of your Avid OMNI or 8x8x8.
Titan’s key specs
According to Prism Sound themselves, Titan users will be able to enjoy:
- No-compromise, full Prism Sound audio quality.
- Dedicated USB interface.
- Multi-channel digital I/O (MDIO) expansion port.
- ASIO drivers provided for Windows VISTA, 7 and 8 (32 and 64bit).
- Direct compatibility with CORE AUDIO on Mac OS X 10.4+.
- Eight ‘Prism Sound’ premium-quality AD and DA channels.
- Concurrent operation of ADAT and switchable S/PDIF or AES3 ports.
- Four high-end integrated mic preamps (typ.-130dBu EIN).
- Mic pres with individually switchable phantom power and 20dB pads.
- MS Matrix processing on mic inputs.
- Two instrument inputs.
- RIAA equalisation on inputs one and two.
- Prism Sound ‘Overkillers’ on every analogue channel to control transient overloads.
- Fully-floating (isolated) balanced architecture for optimum noise rejection.
- Mono or stereo input configurations.
- Outputs selectable between workstation bus or Titan mixer.
- Low-latency ‘console-quality’ digital mixer for foldback monitoring.
- Fader, pan, cut, solo on every mixer channel.
- Dual headphone outputs, each with its own front-panel volume control.
- Front-panel master volume control and mute, assignable to selected channels.
- Configurable for stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 or surround monitoring.
- Built-in sample rate conversion (SRC) on S/PDIF inputs and outputs.
- Prism Sound 4-curve SNS noise shaping on digital outputs.
- State-of-the-art clock generation with proprietary hybrid 2-stage DPLL.
The Titan clocks in at a fairly reasonable £2495 (£2994 inc VAT) and the units should be with us in late December/early next year, so if any of you fancy buying us a Christmas present…