My Inside Track in the December 2015 issue of Sound on Sound magazine features Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese, who has collaborated for several years with Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd. Montagnese played a central role in the making of The Weeknd’s most recent album, Beauty Behind The Madness, which has enjoyed extraordinary success worldwide.
Montagnese engineered, mixed and co-produced one of the big hits songs from the album, “The Hills.” He elaborates in great detail on the making of Beauty Behind The Madness in general, and his mix of “The Hills” in particular in the Sound on Sound article. To enjoy a deeper insight into Montagne’s working methods, below all the screen shots he made available of his Cubase mix session of the song. In-line below they are reduced-size popups. If you want the screen shots in full resolution, download the zip file.