Thorn by Dmitry Sches Review

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 8 April 2019
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Thorn by Dmitry Sches Review

Thorn is a very intuitive and rich software synth from the same company who brought us Tantra. Thorn due to his sounds and potentialities is part of the high-end soft synths family. Dmitry Sches did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

Thorn is a VST 2.4 or VST 3 or AU or AAX  plugin for Windows and MAC. Pls, see here for current technical requirements. You can install a demo version, which is 100% identical to the full version, except for one limitation. In the Demo Version, a noise sample will be played once in 90 seconds.

Sound

Thorn measure a twisted group of harmonics mixed (three Harmonic Oscillators) with spectral analysis and included tools and filter to produce not heard sounds. Thorn’s heavy, hyper-real tone is primarily based on the included oscillators. The synth is full of extensive and available effects. It consists of an astonishing Glitch Sequencer module which produces stunning vibes.

You should run through the presets included to get a quick overview and idea on what this synth (there is a demo version) can produce.

Thorn by Dmitry Sches Glitch

Thorn by Dmitry Sches GlitchThere are also sound sets released

  • Serene Horizon contains 250 presets and 800MB of embedded sampled content.
  • Serene Worlds contains 150 presets, and 150MB of samples to use in Thorn’s noise oscillator.

Serene Worlds

Includes 150 patches and over 180MB noise samples for Dmitry Sches’ Thorn synthesizer, and is suitable for any contemporary electronic and ambient genres.

Serene worlds contain many exceptional beautiful pads, atmospheres, and soundscapes that sound genuinely unique thanks to Thorn’s additive/wavetable properties combined with the first harmonic oscillator – thorn is capable of some amazingly beautiful sounds.

Nearly 80 original sound-sources were created just for using this oscillator, using granular methods, and layering multiple sounds with real-world recording to aid the atmospheric ambiance of the patches, including bamboo rain sticks, village gongs, synthesized choir samples, flutes, wind chimes, glistening shimmers, etc.

Some of the noise oscillators could have as many as five layers blended into one source. The goal was to subtlety aid the beauty and power of thorns beautiful, unique sound, without ever making it.

User interface & Usability

Thorn Interface is well designed and notably fast and overall an intuitive user interface. Thorn synthesizer that was designed to produce outstanding sound quickly – even when you are just starting to use a synth. For advanced and more experience producer Thorn provides advanced sonic control to shape the sound.

Thorn by Dmitry Sches UI
Thorn by Dmitry Sches Interface

All controls in the interface and grouped in sections and easily accessible. As you can see in the image above the setup of the needed tools is clean and sorted.

Rating:  Four out of five stars

Thorn is a super software-based synthesizer with amazing filters, offers profound modulation and excellent effects. The included filters can add a lush and analog sound. The presets to get you started quickly; create sounds quickly. Overall an excellent package and cutting-edge synth.

 

Rating:  Four out of five stars

Thorn is a super software-based synthesizer with amazing filters, offers profound modulation and excellent effects. The included filters can add a lush and analog sound. The presets to get you started quickly; create sounds quickly. Overall an excellent package and cutting-edge synth.

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