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Dream In Analog by The Unfinished

It’s the final The Unfinished soundset of the year and Matt (The Unfinished) returned to the nostalgic warmth of Diva Phenom and those half-remembered, rose-tinted memories of 80s analog joy.

For those of you with good memories, you might recall that Phenom volumes 1 and 2 were very much inspired by the wistful, honest and intimate, classic synth vibes of Stranger Things. This is also very much true of Diva Phenom Vol 3 and Diva Phenom Vol 4. It’s a return to the lo-fi lushness and crunchiness, and generally romantic joy of retro circuits and transistors, ably brought to your DAWs via u-he’s tremendous Diva.

Diva Phenom Vol 3

Diva Phenom Vol 3 is a collection of 150 patches for u-he’s Diva.

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Continuing on from the original two Phenom soundsets, volumes three and four are fundamentally about pure analogue sound. Warm, lush, and lo-fi, Phenom breathes delicacy and punch, bringing a collection of intimate and emotional retro vibes.

Smooth pads, gutsy basses, drifting textures, mellow leads and quirky sequences provide classic, old skool analogue sensibilities, with a contemporary definition.

Diva Phenom is inspired by the joy and wistfulness of Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s Stranger ThingsLe Matos’s Summer of ’84 and Paul Haslinger’s Halt & Catch Fire, as well as the ambience and dynamism of Cliff Martinez’s The KnickMac Quayle’s Mr Robot and Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury’s work on Ex Machina and Drokk, as well as artists such as Boards of CanadaElectric Youth and Unit Black Flight.

Diva Phenom Vol 4

Diva Phenom Vol 4 is a collection of 150 patches for u-he’s Diva.

Continuing on from the original two Phenom soundsets, volumes three and four are fundamentally about pure analogue sound. Warm, lush, and lo-fi, Phenom breathes delicacy and punch, bringing a collection of intimate and emotional retro vibes.

Smooth pads, gutsy basses, drifting textures, mellow leads and quirky sequences provide classic, old skool analogue sensibilities, with a contemporary definition.

Diva Phenom is inspired by the joy and wistfulness of Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s Stranger ThingsLe Matos’s Summer of ’84 and Paul Haslinger’s Halt & Catch Fire, as well as the ambience and dynamism of Cliff Martinez’s The KnickMac Quayle’s Mr Robot and Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury’s work on Ex Machina and Drokk, as well as artists such as Boards of CanadaElectric Youth and Unit Black Flight.

Phenom is cozy, charming, and subtle; full of punchy bass, frothy synths, blissful pads, and quirky sequences. So, if you dig Stranger Things or the Summer of ’84 score by Le Matos; if you love the sounds of composers like Cliff Martinez, Paul Haslinger, and Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury; or if you admire the work of Boards of Canada, Electronic Youth or Pye Corner Audio… you’ll enjoy Diva Phenom too.

Pricing and Availability

You can grab either Phenom Vol 3 or Phenom Vol 4 for £19.99 +VAT, or get them both in a Bundle for £29.99 +VAT. And if you’ve never bought any of my Phenom soundsets before, you can (for a limited time) get all four of them in the Diva Phenom Bundle for £59.99 +VAT.

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