Calvin Harris shows you how he recorded Slide in his DAW

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Wildly successful producer Calvin Harris has released a 2-minute video showing you how he created Slide, his recent collaboration with Frank Ocean and Migos, and the refreshing thing about it is just how familiar the whole process seems.

The clip features Harris playing piano, a selection of synths, guitar and bass, then piecing the resultant parts together - along with the vocals - in Logic. There’s no magic: just someone developing an idea into a song in a DAW, just like we all do.

It also serves as a reminder that not all EDM producers are simply programmers and knob twiddlers.

Check out the video below.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.