Netflix’s retro monster/scifi series Stranger Things was a breakout hit for the network and its electronic soundtrack, by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, has become one of the most influential synth scores in years.
The iconic score has also become popular music for synthesists to cover. Here are a range of examples, ranging from faithful covers to upside-down versions:
Here’s a cello version:
Here’s an a cappella version:
Here’s an 8-bit take on both the show and the soundtrack:
This last video, via Reverb.com, synthesist Justin DeLay offers his take on how to recreate some of the sounds of Stranger Things, using vintage analog synthesizers.
1:27 – “Main Title” – K. Dixon / M. Stein
5:15 – “Kids” – K. Dixon / M. Stein
11:22 – “Castle Byers” – K. Dixon / M. Stein
Roland Juno-6, Roland Juno 106, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, MiniMoog Model D& Ableton Live.
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