Thorn is a software synthesizer that was designed to be easy to use and deliver awesome sound. In Thorn, being simple means to be straightforward and provide advanced sonic control at the same time. Intuitive workflow, high quality processing modules, light on the CPU, Thorn is ready to be put at the heart of your mix, in any genre of modern electronic music production.
Videos @ YouTube:
DS Thorn Overview with Protoculture
Space Walker by DJBan E.M.C.
VST Spotlight - Thorn by Grymm Jack
Thorn Overview by Antandra
Thorn First Look by ADSR Music
Listen to the audio demo
Listen to our demo track that features 52 factory presets. No external effects are involved:
Thorn offers 3 oscillators that utilize spectral synthesis method. This gives you control over all harmonics involved into the generation process of your sound. The oscillator provides sets of spectral and real-time effects to shape harmonics further. Of course FM, RM, PWM, Hard Sync implemented too.
Sound sources organized as spectrum tables of 16 frames with ability to edit and morph harmonics. The spectral synthesis gives ability to "post-process" all the generated harmonics with a special filter to colorize the output.
Two multi-mode, analog modeled filters with sensitive saturation stages available to charge your sounds and make it shine through the mix. There are 9 high quality effects, 3x ADSR envelopes, 3x LFOs, 2x multistage envelopes at your service in Thorn. 16-step flexible arpeggiator with MIDI output to generate rhythmic sequences available as well.
Additionally, Thorn provides a grid-based Glitch sequencer for maximum fun. Chop your sounds with the sequencer to get modern glitchy, stuttering effects.
Try the demo version and check the factory sounds library to explore features of Thorn.
Thorn doesn't require powerful processor to run, though it is recommended to use modern processors with at least two cores. Please make sure you have the following system specifications:
- Modern processor with SSE3 support
- Windows Vista or higher
- OSX 10.9.X or higher
- VST 2.4 or VST 3 or AU or AAX compatible host software
Try it out
Version: 1.2.1 (changelog)
Formats: VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX, 32 / 64bits
Thorn is exclusively distributed by Plugin Alliance