Silent PC | Quiet PC for Audio Recording

Quiet PC and Silent Computers

Slick Audio Computer - quiet

Specializing in quiet PC and silent computers for recording audio is what Slick Audio does.  Slick Audio recording computers are known in the recording industry as the Ultimate Audio PC and for good reason.  Slick Audio computers are unsurpassed in quality, innovation, and engineering. They are purpose-built computers designed to record audio.

Our computers which come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, designs are made for the purpose of making the best audio possible.  Regardless of the audio, you are recording we make a Computer for your needs.

Music production computer, we got them.  Live audio recording computers, yes we got them.  Computers for recording game audio, we have them too.  Well, what about Quite laptop computers for recording my first album from my small studio apartment.   Don’t tell anyone but yes.  We have computers that you can put into a small room like your bedroom, record your first album.  You can even score a major motion film that’s sure to win the Oscar for best soundtrack in a film.

Silent PC  – Fanless and Quiet PCs

Jim gives you his thoughts on Silent PC’s, Quiet PC’s, and fanless computers in a recent video.  We are recording audio we want quiet PC’s that is the bottom line.   So let’s talk about form factors and how that affects computer noise.

With all computers or technology, there always comes a price for power.  Meaning that the more powerful the computer the CPU or Graphics Card you have on your computer the more it can do but this comes at a cost.  The cost for the more powerful computer is heat dissipation.

Rack Style Computers

Slick Audio Computers Open Rack PC

First, there are Rack computer systems which are not overly quite do for several reasons.  They are difficult to cool effectively since there’s not much room to add quiet cooling options like liquid cooling.  Also, do to the shape of the computer case which can cause standing waves and odd sound reflections (Think of an acoustically tuned room).  Most studios keep these rack style computers in equipment rooms so noise isn’t much of an issue.

Tower Computers or Desktop Computers

Slick Audio Pro Audio Recording Computer

Next is tower style computers, think PC or desktop computer.   In our opinion, they are really the best option for several reasons.

  1. We can liquid cool the CPU’s which is a much quieter way of cooling.
  2. Larger blade fans that run at lower RPM’s (revolutions per minute).   Less buffeting of the air and oscillation which is one of the major sounds of a fan.
  3. Better sound absorbing insulation in the case.
  4. Cases that are not perfectly square eliminating standing waves.

*Important Tip

As some fan noise is to be expected, running a computer at almost 100% CPU utilization will cause the fans to struggle to keep the computer cool and will run load and fast.  Do not do this because computers running too hot and improperly cooled will fail.

Laptops and Tablet Computers

Slick Audio L1300 Computer Music Production        Slick Audio L1750 Laptop Computer Music Production open off

We offer two types of laptops.  First a traditional style, a small thin light mobile laptop.  Running CPU’s designed to get the best battery life and are meant to record like 30 -50 tracks with some plugins.  The person who would use a DAW computer like this would be someone who records live sound like maybe a band at a gig or personal need with small track counts.

The second would be desktop replacement computers running the same CPU and graphics card that would be in a desktop computer (meaning they are mobile but replace the need for a desktop computer).   They have very fast CPU’s, bigger screens, more power and can be a bit larger in sizes like 14, 15,or 17 inches in size.   These larger laptops can if they are running full utilization can get a bit noisy, because of the fans cooling off these larger, more powerful components.  Which is to be expected when putting all that power in the small size of a laptop computer.


Other Audio PC’s | Small Form Factor Audio Recording Computers

M560 Audio Recording PC m570 

We also have a line of small size computers.  These computers are designed to be used in areas that are limited on space but still need to run DAW software.  Think of tour buses, hotel rooms, etc.  Anywhere you want to have a computer but don’t have the space to put one or the need for a laptop or desktop computer.

We offer multiple models with a few outputs all the way through a lot of input and outputs like our M500, M550, M560, or M570 audio recording computers.   They are smaller, quiet and great for the tour bus or bedroom audio recording or working on small projects.


Jim recorded a video regarding Quiet PC, Silent Computers, and Quiet computer for recording audio.




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Slick Says – Blog

Slick Audio Blog

Discussing all things related to recording and creating audio.   With 30+ years in Information Technology, and decades of being a professional musician Slick Audio has the knowledge and expertise to provide guidance on recording audio and how to do it like the pros.  Home Studios, for recording audio, are ever more available to amateur musician and the power of the internet can get you and your work noticed by the masses.  A seasoned pro, well no worry we can easily handle all your pro audio needs.  Will pro audio, gear, software, computer, interface, and everything a professional musician could ever want or need.

We hope to inform, inspire, and provide guidance from the perspective of musicians, that happen to be I.T. experts so you don’t have to be.  Let us impart some wisdom, a few laughs and even a bit of frustration all in the pursuit of the best audio you can record.  It doesn’t matter if it’s just for yourself, recording and producing a top-notch worship service, business commercials, game audio or for pro music recordings.  Slick Says Blog is designed for helping the music community.

Who will benefit from our blog?  Well anyone that wants to know more about recording audio or love technology.  But a few that will find it particularly useful will be.

  • Amateur Musicians
  • Game Audio 
  • Worship Services
  • Educational 
  • Pro Musicians
  • Home Musicians

Now to the fun stuff below are a few topics we feel passionate about or feel are worthy of sharing so please feel free to join in an and give us your thoughts.  But keep it friendly, remember it’s about the music, the song, or the love of music.


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Best Cheap Microphones – Good Microphone

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How to Build a Budget Friendly Home Recording Studio

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Loving the Slick Audio Laptop

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Latency in Recording Music – What is it and How Do I Fix IT?

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How to Record Audio on Windows 10 DAW

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Post Summer NAMM 2018 Review

New 2018 Audio PC Models by Slick Audio Considered ‘Apple Crushers’

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i7x Processor for Recording Audio

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Understanding the Signal Chain and Computers in Home and Project Studios

Track Versioning vs Multi Tracks – Slick Audio

The Best DAW Computers or PC’s for Recording Audio

The Ultimate Audio PC

M560 – The Smallest Quiet Portable DAW Computer

Optimizing Windows to Record Audio

Get off this Mac vs PC B.S.

Slick Audio PC’s vs Big Box Store PC’s

PC vs Mac – You Must Be An Idiot.

Game Audio, Yes We Make PC’s For That.

If you’re an audio professional and Windows user, then the Slick Audio 5000 series might be the ultimate machine. Jim Slick of Slick Audio has been in the IT business for 33 years and is also a musician with a home studio. This crossover of knowledge along with collaborations with other industry veterans led to the development of the 5000 series — a pair of super high spec PCs that are optimized for use in audio, video and various other demanding situations. Jim talked us through the specs at Summer NAMM.  Full article.

Hackintosh, What’s That?

Performer Magazine T2000 Audio PC: Our Review

Jim takes a look at digital audio recording interfaces.

Do I Need A Large Studio To Make Quality Music?

Do you do it? | Backing Up Studio Computer

Understanding RAID for Audio Recording

Get off this Mac vs PC B.S.