Racking AMPS, Networking Guitars and New Studio Setup


Racking AMPS, Networking Guitars, and New Studio Setup

Slick Audio has been doing some updates to the studio and thought we would bring some updates to everyone on some cool new changes that have been put in place.

Jim Slick of Slick Audio reviews some of the changes being made to the office studio. How to rack multiple amps, with live switching. (How you can use all your guitar amps easily by Racking your amps, Networking Guitars or Bass to switch between the amps live easily.) Jim also gives an overview of how to get your audio into your DAW Computer for recording.






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Understanding the Signal Chain and Computers in Home and Project Studios

Computers in Home and Project Studios

Computers for home and project studios

Understanding the Signal Chain: And Computers in Home or Project Recording Studios

Slick Audio will be giving a presentation on Understanding the Signal Chain and Computers in Home and Project Studios.  This presentation will be at the first joint AES  (Audio Engineering Society) and NAMM (North American Music Merchants) event. Which is a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology, and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

Slick Audio can be also found on the convention room floor during the duration of the trade-show.  Below are the details if you are interested in attending NAMM.

NAMM 2018 Booth# 12125

Sunday, January 28 — 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

El Capitan (Level 4)

Home Studio?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an IT person on staff—someone who knows audio every time you had a question about signal flow in your home studio, or when your computer seems to take over and leave you in the dust? We can’t promise you that, but in this session, studio IT wizard Jim Slick, CEO of Slick Audio, will explain how audio and IT can co-exist peacefully, answer your nagging digital questions, and show you common problems and fixes to make your recording system run smoother and happier.   Check out NAMM for more details  https://www.namm.org/nammu/understanding-signal-chain-and-computers-home-and


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The Best DAW Computers or PC’s for Recording Audio

The Best DAW Computers or PC’s for Recording Audio

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Best Audio Recording Computer

Looking for The Best DAW Computers or PC’s for Recording Audio?  First let me start by saying recording audio today can seem confusing. Even if you’re a seasoned pro. Technology moves fast. So fast in fact that it can sometimes seem like its running away.

If your reading this article then you’ve likely had a few questions and you have been doing a little homework on the internet. So we have some information we hope will clear things up for you.

So, who are we you might ask? We are Slick Audio manufacturers DAW Computers, PC’s & Laptops for Music Production, Game Audio, Post Production, Music Recording.  We are writing this article to help answer some misunderstanding that exist on the internet regarding Computers for audio production.


How do I build a computer for audio production?

Building A DAW PC

The first common misconception is a popular one. It’s that you can go online and do a quick search for a common query.  Now as it is possible to build a computer for audio production it’s not as simple as going online and buying the cheapest parts you can find, shoving them in a case and putting any software on it and Bam you have a top of the line DAW computer.

Pro Audio DAW Computers & Laptops for Music Production.

Are in fact specialized computers that require specific hardware that must perform in a very specific manner to take the audio you are creating and add effects, virtualized instruments, other tracks together to make the end product success and sound great.

10 best computers for music production and recording.

Slick Audio Pro Audio Recording Computer

Reading the lists. Everyone out there knows what I am talking about. You search the internet for 10 best computers for music production and recording. And you get a bunch of lists that some agree on one computer and others disagree on another computer.

As these lists can be helpful to get you started at looking for features that are helpful or informing you of possible solutions that “could” fit your need. They can do more harm than good because when they tell you the best choices on their list. The list is often written because they have a special need that may not be the same as yours. This can leave struggling to make the suggested computer working for your needs.

What are you to do then, give up? No that’s not what we are saying. We believe the best thing to do is to call a company like Slick Audio.   Slick Audio manufactures computers specifically for audio production. The DAW computers we make are designed with your need and use in mind. We work with you to customize your DAW computer to fit those needs and advise you of the best overall solution for your needs.

We believe Slick Audio simply makes The Best DAW Computers, Laptops, PC’s, Towers, Racks Mount computers available.

We know this because the DAW computers that Slick Audio makes are designed for your specific need.  Slick Audio DAW computers support Windows-based DAW software.  OK, but is your favorite DAW software actually supported? Call us we can review it with you and answer any questions you might have. To help ensure that you get what you are looking for in a studio.

Slick Audio’s Computers are truly the Ultimate DAW Computers or DAW PC’s you can buy for your studio.  Because big or small we make a DAW computer for all your music production and pro video needs.

Slick Audio also carries a full line of Pro Audio recording gear, components, mics, mixers, cables, software to name few.   Slick Audio carries anything needed to set up a pro studio.  We truly are a one-stop shop for all your recording needs.  We can provide all of your gear needs.

Unlike other stores or websites. Slick Audio doesn’t just sell you the gear and software and abandon you to build the studio of your dreams.  Slick Audio also has the knowledge and expertise on how to set up and configure that studio.

Regardless if it’s a small bedroom studio or a modern multi-room fully networked environment.  Slick Audio has the tech skills and experience to guide you to create your perfect studio.

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OK, so Slick Audio knows computers. But how does that make Slick Audio experts in what a pro studio might need?  Well, that’s easy, the same I.T. experts who created Slick Audio are also musicians who have just as much experience making, writing, recording music.

In addition to realizing the pro audio market needed pro computers designed for recording audio.  We also realized that not everyone has the same 30 plus years of I.T. expertise to keep a DAW computerized studio running without the occasional need for help.

So Slick Audio in addition to manufacturing the best computers for recording.   We decided to use all those years of professional I.T. experience to design a 24 hour a day 7 day a week help desk solution for musicians.  This service is designed to help keep your
DAW ComputerAudio PC, up and running thereby removing your need to be a computer technician.   Our techs keep everything running so you can just keep recording and making music.

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The Ultimate Audio PC

Slick Audio Computers | The Ultimate Audio PC’s

Slick Audio manufactures what many in the music and audio industry know as The Ultimate Audio PC.    Because Slick Audio computers are designed for the pro audio, music production, and audio recording markets.  These are not off the shelf computers that you can go to your local electronics store and pick up a box and hope it works for your software and particular needs.  Slick Audio designs our computers for audio recording and audio production.  Regardless of the size of the largest studio, all the way down to a small bedroom or garage studios.  Slick Audio makes audio recording computers for all your needs.

Pro Audio Recording Computers

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Slick Audio computers run Windows-based DAW (digital audio workstation) software.  Jim Slick President & CEO said, “Our computers are Pro level computers designed to provide you the best performance, I/O or throughput of audio and performance possible.  We ensure each of the components is best suited for use in audio production, audio creation, and audio recording.”

Jim went on to say, “Slick Audio’s computers come in all shapes and sizes, from laptop computers, tower computers, rack-mountable computers to specialized audio production computers.   We design each of our computers with exacting specifications to make recording audio easy for you.”

Jim elaborated, “Why should a musician have to try to figure out if this CPU will work with this motherboard and what I/O ports like Thunderbolt 2.0 or Thunderbolt 3.0 will work?”

With Slick Audio PC’s you not only get computers that you simply plug it in and load the computer music software like Avid Pro Tools, Studio One, Cakewalk by Sonar, Reaper, Steinberg Nuendo, Steinberg Cubase, Magix Acid, Tracktion, MOTU Digital Performer to name a few, then just start recording.

Software and Hardware Design Services

We can even help make recommendations if you need help picking software, plugin’s, virtual instruments or any interfaces to get the audio into the computer.  One of our engineers can help you pick one that will best suit your needs.”

“Slick Audio even has a program to help musical instrument retailers & local music stores, who typically focus on selling musical instruments. They have the ability to offer recording computers for their customers.  If you have questions we have answers to help you. That’s why we are certain that anyone who needs to create or produce audio will also agree that Slick Audio Computers are The Ultimate Audio PC’s.”

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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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Hackintosh Build 2019

Weather Near Me – Snow and Music

How to Build a Budget Friendly Home Recording Studio

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Free Audio Recording Computer

Loving the Slick Audio Laptop

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How to Record Audio on Windows 10 DAW

Silent PC | Quiet PC for Audio Recording

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

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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

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