Thor is the biggest, baddest synth in the Reason rack, and Thor's sonic secrets - for the first time anywhere - are unveiled, uncovered & laid-bare by veteran Thor sound designer G.W. Childs.
While Thor is an extremely advanced & powerful synthesizer, it is built around basic synthesizer modules. G.W. takes you through Thor's complex kingdom, knob by knob, diving beneath the GUI to uncover the sonic mysteries of this divine virtual synth.
If you're new to sound design, this couldn't be a better time to learn ... this Thor series is built for the new sound designer. While exploring the majesty of Thor, you'll discover important sound design principals, see how synth components work, and understand what they do.
If you're an experienced synthesist, this tutorial will inspire you to dig deeper into the depths of this divine synth. Learn every nook and cranny of Thor's mysterious synthesis components including:
- The Mod Matrix
- Control Voltages
- All of those oscillators and filters
- The Step Sequencer
- and much, much more...
A wise man once said, "It takes a master to teach a master" and that's why mPV's master synthesist G.W. Childs was recruited to teach you all about this omnipotent synth. So Join G.W. on an aural journey into the kingdom of the mythological Master of All Synths: Thor!
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Matt Sharp wrote on September 28, 2013
Highly informative course. I absolutely loved how the instructor peppered the lessons with stories about the classic synths that Thor so wonderfully emulates. I feel completely comfortable with it now
Luca wrote on June 12, 2011
There is no doubt that Thor it's an amazing virtual synth but when you wish to be more creative and make sound design, you MUST HAVE this great new tutorial from macProVideo...nice job guys!!! :)
DHK wrote on June 6, 2011
I really enjoyed this tutorial and like most of the macprovideo tuts it has plenty of information to keep a person really busy and will keep you referring back constantly.
Ray Man wrote on June 1, 2011
C. W. Childs takes us on a journey with this great synth by starting off with the basics in order to quickly move to the fun stuff. You'll get a thorough understanding of both the inner and outer routings of Thor, as well as brief reminder of how Oscillators, Filters and Envelopes works and how they are implemented in Thor.
It surely depends on what level you are, but at least for me, I had to rewind a couple of times when it came to setting up the quite advanced patches in the more advanced section of the videos. Which is a good thing, I suppose.
When planning video tutorials like these, I guess that from a selling point you wan't to reach as many as possible. This also becomes both the strenght and the weakness of the product; the new to synthesis, you will feel great about learning what an LFO is, but more advanced users probably feel that they paid for a lot of stuff that they already knew.
Even if the videos suffers from a stressed presentation (as if Mr Childs has a plain to catch), overall I think C. W. Childs hit a pretty good balance and he's a gifted sound designer with a straight forward presentation (no bullshit) style.
Personally I prefer products that are more targeted (beginners, intermediate, advanced), but no one can say that Thor: Master Of All Synths doesn't have something for everybody.