Synthwave-driven sounds for Retrologue

Neon Drifts takes you on a wild ride through a disturbed future — filled with warm analog synthsounds, dark arpeggiated bass lines and sparkling pads for Retrologue. This expansion pays tribute to the scores and games of the 1980s by giving them a modern, futuristic touch.

150 Synthwave presets for Retrologue

Retro synth sounds with a contemporary twist

Perfect for futuristic scores and modern ‘80s pop

Designed by dvCompTools and Steinberg

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The idea and the team behind Neon Drifts

Steinberg’s sound designers Hanns-Henning Behrendt, Jan Neddermann, Philippe Bono and Matthias Klag teamed up with De Wet van der Spuy to create a modern version of ’80s movie and game score sounds. They wanted to create more than just a nostalgic look back. The vision was a contemporary interpretation of some of the most iconic, classic analog synths. Neon Drifts is an energetic vision of a futuristic city which shines brightly above — but is dark, unstable and gritty on the ground. It fits perfectly into today’s synthesizer-based pop, heavy synth-driven scores and game music.

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