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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things - Two Tutorials on Creating the Theme


Published on Aug 30, 2016 Reverb.com

This is a bit of a double post. In the video above Reverb.com goes over how to create the theme to Stranger Things using hardware synths. If you click here, you'll get a write-up from Ask.Audio on how to create the track on U-he's Diva. The completed track there is impressive.

BTW, If you have Netflix and haven't seen Stranger Things yet, go watch it. If you don't have Netflix, Stranger Things just might be worth picking it up for a month. It is that good and so is the theme music. It's throwback to soundtracks of the 70s and early 80s, most notably John Carpenter.

The following is the description for the video by Reverb above.

"Netflix's 'Stranger Things' has seemingly taken over popular culture, in no small part thanks to it's moody, synthesized soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. In this video, Justin DeLay attempts to take us in to the Analog Upside-Down and show you how to approximate some of these fantastic sounds on analog synthesizers of the day.

Download The Free "Stranger Things" Ableton Pack: http://bit.ly/2bTqIqN

1:27 - "Main Title" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
5:15 - "Kids" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
11:22 - "Castle Byers" - K. Dixon / M. Stein

Synthesizers Used:
Roland Juno-6: http://bit.ly/2c5POBd
Roland Juno 106: http://bit.ly/2bORcHQ
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5: http://bit.ly/2bPIooc
MiniMoog Model D: http://bit.ly/2bD3ClM
Ableton Live: http://bit.ly/2coU2Zo

Read more about "Stranger Things" on Reverb: http://bit.ly/2bQ1F91"

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