Synth sorcery

Stranger Things opening theme with only one synthesizer

To celebrate Halloween 2023 and ten years of using synthesizers made by TAL Software, here’s a fun little cover version of the modern classic theme from the Netflix series Stranger Things. The only synthesizer used for ALL the sounds you hear was the free TAL Noisemaker. No factory presets or downloaded presets were used, every sound was programmed by hand using the original version as reference. For mixing, TAL-Reverb-4 and small handful of Analog Obsession plugins were used. The main point was to demonstrate, that you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune on hardware and software synthesizers, since currently available free tools can already get you pretty far if you take your time and learn how to used them properly.

The original Stranger Things opening theme was composed and performed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.

Feel free to contact Mikko for a free preset pack.

Michael Jackson – Baby be mine cover with Vital and TAL-J-8

Another cover, this time with two synthesizers: the free version of Vital and TAL-J-8. Again, in order to demonstrate how far you can get with minimum amount of synthesizers, all the sounds were programmed from scratch with the original version used as a reference.
Keyscape was used for rhodes.

The song was originally composed by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones.

Feel free to contact Mikko for a free preset pack.