Titan Boost-Octave

IĀ built this some years ago, and lost the ages on my blog so I thought I’d repost them. This was a idea posted by John Hollis, whatever happened to him?

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Flatline

I had wanted build a compressor for a while now. But had never actually gotten around to actually making one. A few months ago I etched and soldered a a Saffron Squeeze, which is a Ross clone. Somehow I had not actually finished this before I found stripboard layout for John Hollis’ Flatline, which jumped ahead in line.

I have it all in the box. I just need to wire things up.


Titan Boost/Octave

This is design by John Hollis. It’s a booster that uses an inductor to generate a massive boost. It also has a switchable octave up. The boost sound is very warm and clear. The octave has a nice tone also.

There is a drop in volume between the octave and the boost, since the octave has to push the signal through a diode ring. This made it impractical to make the octave switchable with a foot switch. Hence the toggle.

I got the 3DPT toggle switches from FutureLec for a very reasonable price. I had to wait weeks for them. FutureLec is slow as mollasses, I would not recommend them if you are in a hurry.

Titan Boost/Octave

Titan Boost/Octave 2