The Company


SLICK SOUNDS has been in business for 19 years providing high quality, cost competitive, full-service sound packages and sound design for film, television, commercials, gaming, interactive audio, and web clients.

         To paraphrase George Lucas, "sound is 50% of the takeaway for the audience". As such, we create sounds that work synergistically to serve the story subtly or overtly as the project demands. We are uniquely qualified because our sound designers and editors are storytellers first, musicians second, and sound editors third.

         Extensive experience enables us to create an impactful and engaging sonic mix, accomplished by customizing your soundscape with unique colors and details. Our goal is to complement your vision while simultaneously exceeding your expectations.


Featured Works






Santa Clarita Diet

Season 2 (released March) now showing on NETFLIX 


An upcoming horror-comedy series about a married couple (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) living in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila (Barrymore) undergoes an unusual transformation, the couple's lives take a dark turn...



David F. Van Slyke is the sound designer for Santa Clarita Diet.



  • Sound Effects/Sound Design






Felipe Esparza: Translate This

Now Showing on HBO

Actor and comedian Felipe Esparza stars in his first HBO stand-up special. Appearing at the San Jose Improv, Esparza finds humor in his unique life experiences while discussing topics such as immigration, his ongoing difficulty translating for his parents, being a once-not-so-great single dad while dating single moms and more.


Executive produced by Felipe Esparza, Lesa O'Daniel Esparza and Christopher Smith; Produced by Claude Shires and Stuart Sauvarin; directed by Claude Shires, written by Felipe Esparza.


David F. Van Slyke is the re-recording mixer for Felipe Esparza: Translate This. 







Ultimate Beastmaster

Season 2 now on NETFLIX


An upcoming competition reality show that takes place across the globe, "Ultimate Beastmaster" will feature six country-specific versions, with local languages, competitors and hosts from each country: U.S.A, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan. The athletes will run a demanding new obstacle course known as "The Beast," and each episode will crown a "Beastmaster," with the nine individual winners competing against each other in the final episode of the season for the chance to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.


David F. Van Slyke is the sound designer for Ultimate Beastmaster.


  • Sound Effects/Sound Design






Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life

Premiered June 8 2017 

This compelling documentary gives the pop superstar a chance to tell his own story, away from the spotlight and attention-grabbing headlines that he has grown up under. Also included is never-before-seen concert footage as well as exclusive interviews from those who know him well.

David F. Van Slyke is the re-recording mixer for

Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.


  • 5.1 Surround Mixing






The Strain

The Third Season

Series produced by Guillermo del Toro and Ra'uf Glasgow


Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane lands with everybody on board dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. As the virus begins to spread, Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city's residents to wage a war that could hold humanity's fate in its hand.


David F. Van Slyke is the co-sound supervisor and sound designer for The Strain.


  • Sound Supervision
  • Sound Effects/Sound Design






Holy Hell

#1 Documentary on iTunes!

 Shortly after college, Will Allen ended up living inside a guru-based society for 20 years, during which time he was continuously filming the world he inhabited. This archival footage would transform and turn out to be the basis of 'Holy Hell' after Allen frees himself from the society at the age of 44.

Allen turns the camera on himself and asks fellow ex-cult members to come to terms with their past. 'Holy Hell' leaves us with many burning questions, but ultimately this one: What are we willing to believe to sustain our greatest happiness?  

 Watch the trailer here:

  Full Post Sound Package by SLICK SOUNDS

  • Dialogue Editing
  • Foley
  • Sound Effects/Sound Design
  • 5.1 Surround Mixing





Riot's League of Legends 

What is it like playing League of Legends with your significant other? This docu-series follows four couples to find out. From bounty hunters who are partners in tracking down the bad guys on and off the rift, to a couple teaming up to secure the 2000th win, these couples show how LoL can be the glue that keeps crazy love together.


Check out the docu-series here:


Full Post Sound Package by SLICK SOUNDS

  • Dialogue Editing
  • Foley
  • Sound Effects/Sound Design
  • 5.1 Surround Mixing











Dragon's Nest: Warrior's Dawn


David F. Van Slyke is the re-recording mixer for the English version of the box office hit 'Dragon's Nest: Warrior's Dawn'.


Distributed by Universal Studios 


  • 5.1 Surround Mixing





Finding Vivian Maier


After a successful festival run and an international release to critical acclaim, Finding Vivian Maier has picked up a nomination for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards.


Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Bowling for Columbine), Finding Vivian Maier examines the life of a career nanny who was a prolific photographer in her spare time. She specialized in capturing urban streets scenes in Chicago and New York, and after her death was recognized as one of the most talented photographers of her time.


Full Post Sound Package by SLICK SOUNDS
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Foley
  • Sound Effects/Sound Design
  • 5.1 Surround Mixing






'Gotham' premiered this past fall and has officially been picked up for Season 2. The debut episode, which exploded into Premiere Week with a 6.0/18 rating among Adults 18-49, outperformed The Blacklist and Scorpion; and delivered FOX's highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years.

David F. Van Slyke was tasked with the role of Sound Designer for the pilot, responsible for setting the sonic tone for the series.

Check out the show's website here:


  • Sound Effects/Sound Design



CSI Show


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing/Design with 6 additional nominations

2 Golden Reel wins from 9 nominations

2 Hollywood Post Alliance wins from 3 nominations


David F. Van Slyke provided the hit show with sound effects and sound design for 335 episodes across 15 seasons, which concluded with CSI: Immortality, a 2-hour finale in September 2015.


  • Sound Effects/Sound Design