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Darren Burgos on Mon, August 29th 2 comments
You don't need $10,000s worth of analog hardware synthesizers to recreate the gorgeous theme music to Netflix's Stranger Things. Here's how to get very close to the sound using u-he's Diva plug-in.

Virtual vs. Sample Based Oscillators

There are lots of virtual synths on the market nowadays. Above: u-he’s Diva, Arturia’s SEM V, NI’s Monark and D16’s Lush-101.

Play with the Knobs Sliders and Buttons

Use auto-map… because turning real knobs is much more fun than using a mouse!

Synthesis Tips for Diva

Drag the whole decompressed folder “Stranger Things Diva” to the following location, close and re-open Diva, and create your own soundtrack !
Stranger Things Diva presets.zip

Mac
Mac HD: Library: Audio: Presets: u-he: Diva: THIRD PARTY

PC
...\VstPlugins\Diva.data\Presets\Diva\THIRD PARTY
Download the Stranger Things Diva presets and create your own spooky sci-fi theme.

FX and Mix

Add the final touch with effects like compression and reverb.

Tips

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  • Sweet_saladass
    Hey, is there anyway to get a hold of your file for the remake? Having a bit of trouble getting the right sound. : )
    • 2 years ago
    • By: Sweet_saladass
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  • Sweet_saladass
    Hey, superb article. Diva is a beast. Is there anyway to fet a hold of your file for the remake? Having a bit of trouble getting it right. :)
    • 2 years ago
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