MGMT “Kids” Project

This pack contains my remake of MGMT’s Kids, as featured in my MGMT Kids Synth Sounds article posted in 2023.

I previously touched on this song in an old guest article, but I didn’t recreate all the sounds, nor were they as accurate as I would like. This brand new remake uses the new Arturia Prophet-5 V for all the synths, so you only need one synth to use all the presets I created for the remake. I am very happy with how close it sounds to the original, especially the lead synth.

This is a project that heavily relies on effects; almost every track has some saturation from Soundtoys Decapitator or stereo-widening from iZotope Ozone Imager 2. The Roland Cloud JV-1080 plugin was only used for the short brass fanfare after the bridge synth solo, everything else is from Arturia Prophet-5 V.

project screen mgmt kids

The Ableton Live Project feature the following tracks:


8 synth tracks:

  • Main Hook
  • Clavi Lead
  • Synth Organ
  • Bridge Solo
  • Fanfare (JV-1080)
  • Feedback Patch
  • Bass Main
  • Bass Bridge Layer

5 drum tracks:

  • Kids Kit
  • Crash
  • Ride
  • Toms
  • CR78 Kit

This Ableton Live Project requires Ableton Live 11 and uses the following plugins:


  • Arturia Prophet-5 V
  • Roland Cloud JV-1080


  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2 (free plugin)
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • Soundtoys Little Plate
  • Valhalla VintageVerb

All tracks have been frozen so if you’re missing any of the above plugins, you’ll still be able to hear the tracks and play the project. If you own the plugins, you can unfreeze the tracks to edit the sounds.