I love the Netflix show – Stranger Things. I particularly love the music, and so I decided it would be a good idea to try and recreate the Stranger Things theme tune just using Logic Pro X sounds only. ‘That will be easy’ I thought. ‘It should only take me a few hours’ I said to myself.
Famous last words.
It turned out that the theme tune is like the Rabbit Hole in Alice in Wonderland. The more I listened to the track, the deeper and layered it became. Four days later and after many hours of scratching my head and feeling in awe of the task at hand, I finally managed to get something that I was happy with.
The track makes use of multiple layers of synths, some retro and some more modern. The new Alchemy synth in Logic Pro is the new Daddy synth for Logic, and was the goto place for the many textures needed. The Retro Synth also came in useful, particularly with the FM Synthesis parts. The main things to contend with was the enormous amount of automation needed to replicate the evolving nature of the track. It can really get messy if you are not careful. I alway leave the volume automation last, so as not to make balancing levels too awkward.
Below is the original theme and my recreation. This is a labour of love but I would love to know that people think of my attempt at recreating the Stranger Things theme.
The Logic Pro X arrangement is available in the SHOP