Free Ableton Live Pack gives you the synth sounds of Stranger Things

Netflix's Stranger Things has become one of the most-talked-about shows of summer 2016, and its synth-led, John Carpenter-style soundtrack plays a big part in creating its early-'80s atmosphere.

Now's Justin Delay has been taking a closer look at the soundtrack, composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, exploring its themes and the instruments that were used to play them.

Check out the video above for more, and if you want some Stranger Things-inspired sounds to use in your own projects, head over to and download Sounds of "Stranger Things", a free Ableton Live Pack that gives them to you.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.