Propellerhead decided to make the Thor synth from Reason available for the iPad. Now you can have Reason sounds on the go. I’ve always stayed away from Reason because the synth sounds had been used to death by many producers. Now since they released the app I’m willing to give Thor a try. Its also Audiobus compatible. Check what Propellerhead has to say below.
Thor for iPad puts the mighty Thor synthesizer at your fingertips. Reason’s legendary flagship synth delivers a thunderous sound, god-like sound sculpting capabilities and an innovative, lighting-fast keyboard designed for iPad. Thor is a synthesis playground, a flexible sonic workhorse, but above all, an expressive musical instrument for the iPad.
Thor sounds like no synthesizer you’ve ever heard before—and every single one of them. Where other synths use one specific form of synthesis and one single filter, the Thor polysonic synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters. What does this give you? Simply the most powerful synth ever created; an unstoppable monster of a sound generator that utilises synthesizer technology from the last 40 years.
A synth-geek’s dream synth
Thor offers a deep and versatile synth app for your iPad. From its debut in Reason, Thor was designed as a synth geek’s dream synth. Combine its selection of oscillator types, filter designs flexible routing and above all: a sound like nothing else. What you get is a true monster of a synth, capable of doing anything, yet easy to understand and quick to get started with. On the iPad, Thor’s interface has been designed with tactile control in mind.
Designed to be played
Thor isn’t just about sonic capabilities, but also about expressive playing. Its keyboard lets you play however you want. Use the regular, resizable chromatic keyboard, or set it to a key and a scale and use the Collapse function to create a keyboard with only the chord notes in it. To users of Figure, this approach is nothing new. To others: welcome to a keyboard for happy experimentation where you can’t hit the wrong note!
The keyboard also has Strum and Hit features. Hold a chord and strum it with one finger. Or use the hit function to trigger the chord as a stab.