The Sound Of: Talos (Drums, Synths, Chords and Arrangement)

“The Sound Of” series continues after a while away. Let me know which songs I should put on the list for next time :)

In this video I deconstruct 2 songs from Talos, an Irish musician who has been making waves in the ambient electronic music scene in the last few years. I show the guitar processing, chords, melodies and sound design including the drum programming and mixing.

For clarification – This is my rendition of the song and not the original, I did not create or mix the original song in any way but I did isolate the vocal stem from the original after purchasing the songs to play along with my backing track. Hopefully this is okay and everyone understands this is for education purposes :)

The ads on this video are going to Talos via WMG.
I make no money from this and I am more than happy with that because I get to share some cool samples and sounds with you :)

Download the Samples and SERUM presets here :

Check out Talos on Spotify :

With thanks to DECAP for some of the samples :


0:50 – What we will be creating
3:05 – “In Time” breakdown
5:15 – Guitar Tone and Chords
8:00 – Guitar Processing
12:25 – Pads and Atmospheres on SERUM
14:20 – Sub Bass
16:00 – Chorus Breakdown
17:15 – Drums
18:05 – Synth Layering

20:35 – Playing the chords on Piano – Chord inversions and voicing

“See Me”

24:10 – Overview
25:00 – Drums (Filtering and energy – keeping the groove)
31:20 – Bass line and Chords
34:00 – Synth Layers Chorus
34:50 – Piano velocity trick
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About In The Mix

In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity. No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed. I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online.

Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.

Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching (and instant ramen).
In 2015 I discovered my enthusiasm for music and audio; I learned how to record and produce songs in my university student room with a just cheap laptop and FL Studio. After several months of working in audio sessions between school assignments, I decided to leave uni with a 2-year engineering diploma to pursue a career in music. I wanted to learn everything I could about the industry and the artistic process, so I started making original music as half of the duo “Miavono”.

In late 2016 I began my journey on YouTube, sharing my knowledge and experiences with audio in the form of tutorials on “In The Mix”. I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry.

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