New Software Synth For Mac Windows, Thorn

Developer Dmitry Sches has introduced Thorn, a software synthesizer for Mac & Windows that he says was designed to be ‘easy to use and deliver awesome sound’.


  • 3 oscillators that utilize spectral synthesis. The oscillator provides sets of spectral and real-time effects to shape harmonics further. 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 the 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.
  • 9 effects
  • 3x ADSR envelope
  • 3x LFOs
  • 2x multistage envelopes
  • 16-step flexible arpeggiator with MIDI output to generate rhythmic sequences available as well.
  • Grid-based Glitch sequencer

Audio Demo:

Pricing and Availability

Thorn is available now for US $69 (intro price).

via R7

5 thoughts on “New Software Synth For Mac Windows, Thorn

  1. Sounds interesting and good! Seems to be less heavy on the bottom-end, which could be a refreshing thing for once… we dont need another mono-bass 🙂

  2. Great filters and wave-shaping. Sounds solid and quite versatile. Clearly more oriented toward conventional music (tonal, rhythmic, etc.). I would Ike to see what one can do by pushing this synthesizer into less conventional stuff. But it is very impressive in its sonic qualities.

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