If you dig Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein's fantastic synthy soundtrack to Stranger Things, you need to dive into the 1980s electronic soundtracks of John Carpenter. Yes, Carpenter directed classics like Halloween, The Thing, Assault on Precinct 13, and Escape from New York, but he also scored the films himself. In the video above, Reverb's Justin DeLay unpacks Carpenter's soundtrack sound.
Synthesizers used in the video: Ensoniq ESQ-1, Roland Juno 106, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, MiniMoog Model D, Ableton Live, Roland 606.
"The Synth Sounds of John Carpenter" (reverb.com)