I Fall Apart

Post Malone

(02 min / 1h41)


  • Production

The multi-platinum producer opens up a portal to revisit the making of “I Fall Apart” by Post Malone. Created using Cubase, Illangelo demonstrates his unique production and mixing techniques using a different set of tools. Discover new ways of working while learning how he crafted a diamond-certified ballad fit for the 21st century.

It all begins with a close look at Post Malone’s definitive lead vocals. Illangelo plays back the raw acapella and discusses the processing used to enhance the performance. He then explores his strategies for writing vocal harmonies and creating dynamic arrangements that evolve throughout the song.

This series pays close attention to Illangelo’s signature sound design work. He closely examines his artistic process and demonstrates how he builds custom chains and effects for each instrument. These are further augmented by his use of experimental filtering, modulation and automation. You will get to see all of this and more as he reconstructs the instrumental piece by piece.

The series ends with a look at his mixing process. His in-the-box approach involves several processing stages, creating a final result that is rich in dynamics and depth. You will learn how to achieve this using a variety of techniques such as parallel compression, saturation, spatial processing and more.

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, French


About Illangelo

Carlo Montagnese, better known as Illangelo, is a Grammy award-winning Canadian producer, songwriter, musician and mixing engineer from Calgary, Alberta. He is known mainly for being a long-time collaborator of fellow Canadian artist The Weeknd. Illangelo has played an integral part in his career, dating back to his debut release ‘House of Balloons’ in 2011. In 2015, he co-wrote the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single ‘The Hills’. Aside from his catalog with The Weeknd, Illangelo has worked with...

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