This synth has a truly unique and very warm sound. Absolutely amazing for Super saws , Pads, and keys !!!! It is a true peice of art
A gentle synth
Thorn gives me soft pads, and more, the harmonic knob is a great feature, which I didn't see yet on other synths. The fact you can fully change your sounds is also amazing. I use this one with the Oberheim and Knifonium, which is a challenge for your CPU, so they are consuming a bit from your PC, but if you have enough power to run these? Who would care?
A Perfect Synthesizer
by DJ Noise
I love it for my music, a really nice and simple gui to handling. For trance and melodies lover a must have
I grabbed this plugin to (mostly) play mono leads using a wind controller. It's very velocity sensitive and can produce some really cool and interesting sounds. I use a lot of old school Moogy/ARPy plugins, but Thorn is a really exciting synth that can be very expressive and is a great change of pace for me. I'm loving it. The built-in effects are quite nice if you set them up for live performance stuff like being able to kick in a little chorus or distortion when you want to do a quick mod without changing patches.
DS Thorn was sitting in my plugin list for a little more than a year before I realized what an amazing plugin this really is. It looks perhaps a little bit dated, but certainly doesn't sound dated. It comes with some great presets that are actually usable and a great starting point for making own sounds. It's packed with features (FM, PWM, harmonic filter, arpeggio and a great sounding effects rack, to name a few) and is super tweakable. The only thing that annoys me, is that most of the poly sounds starts up with too few voices set by default, and to change it you have to open a drop down menu. I really wish the drop down menus for up/down, tune and voices was replaced with a click and drag field, like the fine tune setting in the same section.
I have many Synths, but this is my favorite, amazing sounds, amazing user interface, many thanks for this plg
A hidden gem
by Tomi Kokki
To be honest, when I learned Thorn exists, I wasn't expecting a lot from it. I thought it's just "yet another generic synth plugin". But man, then I decided to try it and it won me over pretty much instantly. Many users say Thorn has its own sound character and I have to agree. It's definitely a great addition to my software as well as hardware arsenal and quickly became one of my go-to plugins. Since I bought it, I've used it in most of my tracks for my upcoming album.
Wow! It's been a while since I've been hooked on a synth from the first opening. The Prodigy on acid just floods out of it and it's going to be great for film/game. Can't wait to start using it in production, it's definitely been the missing synth.
A modern synth with a unique sound
by Zak Rahman
DS Audio make great plugins and this is no exception. What I like about Thorn is that it definitely has its own character. I find it remarkably easy to make great sounding patches doing very little to the signal. The workflow of the synth is straight forward and pretty easy to use. Even if you're a beginner this is probably a good synth to learn on. The UI offers a large degree of control to get it exactly as large or as small as you need it. Anyone who has worked with synths will tell you how much of a pain it is to work with plugins where you always squinting. The glitch sequencer is simply fantastic. Easy to use and get effective results quickly. Plugin Alliance did very well to pick up DS Audio. I definitely recommend this synth for anything modern-sounding or experimental. While it excels in this field, to say that this is all it's good at would be unfair. It's a flexible and powerful synth with its own character. Well worth learning.