Session overview, master buss, instrumental, latency, progression, imagery, texture
Mid-side processing, shelving, flanging, modulation, frequency carving, saturation, risers
Vocal chain, grouping, sound design, automation, pitch, tracking, harmonies, gain staging
Vocal effects, doubling, sonic aesthetics, labelling, plug-in automation, controlling harshness
Final export session, drum buss, side-chaining, distortion, transitions, samples, filtering
Master chain, automation, dynamic EQ, oversampling, tape emulation, multi-band compression
The Weeknd(21 min / 1h57)
We're delighted to bring you a series debut featuring the wonderfully imaginative producer and engineer Illangelo! Hosted at OCL studios in Alberta, this video instalment takes you on a deep dive into the creative process behind 'Alone Again', the opening track of critically-acclaimed album 'After Hours' by The Weeknd.
In great detail, Illangelo reveals the software and methods he used to build the lush soundscapes, pristine vocals, and punchy low end heard on this immersive mix. With two different Ableton Live sessions, he shares the elaborate signal chain applied to Abel's vocal, his broad palette of effects, the master buss treatment, and so much more. Aside from demonstrating an array of mix techniques, Illangelo discusses his philosophy of “painting” with sound and imparts his vocal tracking workflow!
Subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian
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...