New episode of The Martin Garrix Show demonstrates how many hours a hit track can take
In the newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show, Garrix continues to perfect his collaborative effort with Dean Lewis, “Used to Love.” In order to finish the track, he heads deep into the Netherlands to record the instrumentals with violinist Frank Van Essen.
Every single computer-generated string instrumental layer Garrix has on the song file of “Used to Love”—of which there are many—are recorded in the studio by Van Essen using a variety of string instrumentals. The multi-instrumentalist records on a first violin, second violin, viola, and more. He then cuts together the recordings of the different instruments he records, and adds a production layer that gives the instruments combined the same effect as a full orchestra.
Garrix reveals that Van Essen has played all of the string components on “Scared to be Lonely,” “Yottobyte,” and many more of his previous releases. At the end of the episode, Garrix returns to Amsterdam where Lewis comes back to the studio one more time to re-record a few parts of the song.