Michael Stein, Stranger Things composer, chats with us at NAMM 2020
We chat about his new LA studio, what he’s looking forward to and how soon he’ll begin work on scoring the next season of the Netflix supernatural horror show.
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein performing at 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images)
Indulging on his first-ever trip to NAMM, Michael Stein is found floating around the collection of quirky modular instruments on the show floor, where he and his colleague, Kyle Dixon, perhaps feel at home.
The pair were known to use modular synthesis to create some of the nostalgic, often menacing sounds of the Stranger Things soundtrack. We took the opportunity to quiz him on his initial thoughts of the NAMM Show, what products he was excited to see and how his new studio in LA is shaping up.
Stein also gives some brief insight into the future of Stranger Things and his recent work with Boan.