Ableton workflow, inspiration, groups, filtering, dimensionality, vocal chain, dynamics, oversampling
Vocal tuning, doubles, reverb, delay, saturation, compression, effects automation, modulation
Texture, sub-bass, spreading low end, harmonics, drum buss, side-chaining, clarity, separation
Synth processing, chorus progression, ad-lib effects, intimacy, bridge, outro, other vocal chain
Mix buss treatment, project overview, recap, unique aspects of this record
The Weeknd(15 min / 1h12)
Join us at OCL studios in Alberta for the second MWTM series with Illangelo! In this instalment, the Grammy award-winning producer and engineer gives you a detailed mix walkthrough of ‘After Hours’ by the Weeknd.
With the Ableton session open, he explores every element of the complex project, demonstrating his workflow and revealing innovative techniques along the way. You’ll see how he used a plethora of tools to build an immersive soundscape with pristine vocals that cut through the instrumental. He shares his elaborate vocal chains, shows how he automates a variety of effects to occur at specific moments, and goes through his mix buss step by step.
You’ll learn how he enhances clarity with filters, groove with intricate side-chain compression, and movement with modulation. Further to imparting his methods, Illangelo also discusses the inspiration for the record and its production process!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
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...