The Unfinished has announced the release of Diva Phenom Vol 1 and Vol 2, the first two soundsets in The Unfinished Retro Synth Summer.

Comprising 150 patches for u-he’s Diva virtual analog synthesizer each, these soundsets have been designed to capture the spirit of the soundtrack to Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.

The Unfinished Diva Phenom

Utilising Diva’s amazing analogue emulation sound, Phenom produces a palette full of adventure, wonder and dread: Stephen Spielberg meets John Carpenter.

Phenom provides a heady mix of classic, analogue synth tones – simplicity, drift and lo-fi charm. There is a wealth of silky pads, crisp leads, dark basses, ominous soundscapes and characterful sequences. All are designed to start small and build as you mix them together. There is no overly lush reverb, no hugely thick unison; just beautiful, uncomplicated, wistful ideas.

And whilst Phenom‘s primary influence is Stranger Things, there are also glimpses of Cliff Martinez, Goblin, Vangelis and Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow. Phenom can also lend itself to ambient electronic genres and 80s-inspired genres such as Synthwave and Vaporwave.

Each patch comes with dynamic modwheel programming, allowing you to develop ideas as you go. They are also tagged and NKSF ready.

So, turn off the betamax and jump on your BMX… we’ve got to save the world from aliens and monsters before tea time!

Diva Phenom Vol 1 and 2 are available for £19.99 GBP each. For a limited time, both are also included in the Diva Phenom Bundle for £29.99 GBP. Prices ex. VAT.

A selection of demo patches is available to download.

More information: The Unfinished