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Audio Design Desk

Sound for video, reimagined.

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Audio Design Desk 2.0 is here!

Our audio-for-video DAW just leveled up with a brand new interface and loads of new features.

Who is Audio Design Desk for?

  • Video Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Musician
  • Creator
  • Podcaster

Video Editor

Imagine if sound were part of your creative flow rather fighting against it. Audio Design Desk is the only DAW built for video so you can reclaim days of work time every week!

  • 70,000+ royalty-free sound and music cues in Final Cut, Premiere, and Avid.
  • Links directly to Final Cut Pro X using our ADD Audio Bridge extension.
  • Import your own sounds using our automated import tools.
  • Create foley and design in real-time using your QWERTY keyboard.
How can something this familiar be so much better?
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Seth Clark

Editor (Arrested Development, Mixed-ish​)

Brad and Donna: Overview of ADD’s core features and capabilities.

Audio Bridge: An overview of ADD with video editing software.

Academy Award-nominated editor Matthew Cooke: “It’s like Photoshop for Audio”

Audio Design Desk

MusicTech: Review

By the time experienced editors had completed 10 seconds of media synchronisation with the rival DAW, ADD had tackled two minutes’ worth…

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Sound Designer

Audio Design Desk comes with over 70,000 royalty-free sounds, including over 5000 music cues and 7,500 hits, rises, transitions and drones from one of the sound designers of Spider-ManWorld War Z and Rogue One.

  • Import and tag your own sounds using our automated import tools.
  • Perform your sounds in real-time using your QWERTY keyboard.
  • Replace sounds with instant alternates without ever losing sync.
This is the tool I’ve been looking for my entire career. Audio Design Desk lets me focus on creating sounds and makes the pain and chore of sound editing disappear.
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Jamie Hardt

Sound Effects Editor​ (Spider-Man, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, IT )

90-Second Tutorial: Sound Design

Sound Design, Reimagined

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MusicTech: Review

On the face of it, Audio Design Desk looks like any other DAW. Dig into its offering, however, and you’ll quickly discover some unique capabilities…

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Pro Tools Expert: Audio Design Desk Tested

Post-production workflows are time-consuming. Importing a film sequence, creating spot markers, labelling them…

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Musician

Making music has never felt like this before. Introducing an entirely new, yet very familiar, way to create and discover.

  • Replace sounds with a keystroke and never lose sync.
  • Remix an entire arrangement with your sounds or ours in seconds, not hours.
  • Effortlessly sync to any DAW including Logic Pro, Live, Pro Tools, Cubase, Studio One, and Reaper to add sound design, sound effects, music elements and textures 10x faster.
Whether for social media videos, independent feature films, or anything in-between, Audio Design Desk makes it fast, easy, and fun to build an impressive soundtrack even the most discerning viewer would love hearing.
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Macworld

Tutorial: 4 Beats in 90 Seconds

Tutorial: Loop-Generated Music

90-Second Tutorial: Music

Tutorial: Getting Started

Creator

Your work matters and there’s never enough time. Most professional tools are complicated, manual and expensive. Now, there’s Audio Design Desk, a next-generation DAW built by creators, for creators.

  • Use our expansive royalty-free library of sounds and music inside of Audio Design Desk or your video editor.
  • Create music, score scenes or add transitions and effects, all with your QWERTY keyboard.
  • Swap sounds with alternates to hone your composition or to inspire new ideas.
There isn't another piece of software that allows you to instantly create at this level of professionalism.
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Matthew Cooke

Academy Award-Nominated Editor, Documentary Filmmaker

Record and Score with Ease: There is no faster, easier or more convenient tool.

Loop Generated Music Creation: Making original tracks using an ever-expanding ecosystem of loops.

Work Across Genres Fluidly: We’re continually releasing a broad spectrum of sounds and music that you can use freely in your projects!

Music Construction Kits: Making original scores in minutes

Podcaster

Audio Design Desk comes with over 70,000 royalty-free sounds, including 5,000 music cues, 7,500 hits, rises, transitions, and textural elements from top Hollywood composers.

  • DAWSync: Effortlessly sync Audio Design Desk to your DAW to add sound design, sound effects, and music 10x faster.
  • LoopDNA: Audio Design Desk knows your loops from Splice or LoopCloud—so replacing, time stretching, and mixing and matching is immediate.
  • Audio Recording and Editing Tools: Record and edit directly into Audio Design Desk. It’s the only tool you need.
Our artists work confidently and efficiently with this amazing software. Definitely a tool that will aid your productions as it has helped ours.
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Uriel Botello

Creative Director, Boxel Studio​

Audio Design Desk

MusicTech Weekend Workshop: Sync sound design to video with Audio Design Desk

We’ll demonstrate how you can easily employ the skills of a sound designer and Foley artist for that media project you’ve always wanted to work on…

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Audio Design Desk

MusicTech: Review

By the time experienced editors had completed 10 seconds of media synchronisation with the rival DAW, ADD had tackled two minutes’ worth…

Read article

Audio Design Desk

Pro Tools Expert: Audio Design Desk Tested

In this series of videos for Production Expert, Paul Maunder gets up and running with Audio Design Desk, importing his fight sequence and taking a first look at the software…

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Podcast Tutorial:

OVERVIEW

No more back and forth between your DAW and your video editor.

What’s new in Audio Design Desk 2.0

Audio Design Desk has been redesigned for a superior user experience. We’ve added better sound library navigation, with detailed metadata views and cue sheets to review project audio files at a glance. Each sound has a pool of replacement possibilities, making it easier to find and swap in new files using trigger presets. Set up and save your workspace configurations to retrieve them on any future project.

Connect to any DAW and sync timelines

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ADD is compatible with top apps! The app works with the most powerful video editing apps, so you can work on your sound design and quickly export all cues and markers into your project video. Speed up your process x10!

AWARD WINNING SOFTWARE

Audio Design Desk has achieved multiple awards in the recent years.

Product of the Year 2023 and Best of Show 2023 Winner

Audio Design Desk has won Product of the Year at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) for two consecutive years. We were ranked with FastCompany’s most innovative companies in film and TV for 2023, and won a 2023 Edison award for efficiency through AI.

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Audio Design Desk also won Best of Show at NAB two years in a row. We first showed ADD 2.0 at NAMM 2023 in Anaheim, CA. Attendees were blown away by the new interface and leaps forward in technology. We shared a sneak peek of our new social collaboration platform and many amazing features, like the marketplace and learning academy.

GET STARTED!

Choose the right plan for you!

Personal

$14.99/mo

  • 5,000+ royalty free sounds
  • Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Resolve extensions
  • 200 tokens per month of generative music/ SFX
  • And much more…

Enterprise

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  • 70,000+ royalty free sounds
  • Comprehensive coverage for large businesses
  • Customized solutions for diverse organizational needs
  • And much more…
  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Trigger Sets & Trigger Pads

    Unleash unlimited sonic potential with the press of a button on your MIDI or QWERTY Keyboard. Assign a collection of sounds to a trigger. Tap your trigger pad at the right moment to the video on your audio timeline, like playing a video game, to save yourself hours of manually chopping and positioning audio clips.

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  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Enhanced Smart Replacement

    Discover the right sound with the click of a button. Each sound in Audio Design Desk is embedded with Sonic Intelligence, a system that understands the quality of any sound and where it’s meant to sync with video. This allows users to instantly place a sound and swap it with an alternative, without losing sync. The replace panel gives users a control over how similar or different they want their replacements to be.

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  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Time-Saving AutoMix

    Need to balance your mix quickly? Automix uses ADD’s content-aware timeline to automatically adjust gain levels for an audio element. This results in a balanced first draft of a mix. Create mixes based on LUFS standards, ranging from television and radio to digital streaming and social media. You can even create your own auto-level presets.

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  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Import files & manage metadata

    Every sound that you import can be scanned and embedded with ADD’s Sonic Intelligence. This system identifies the category, key qualities, and where it’s meant to sync to video. Label files with metadata and bundle them into custom trigger sets.

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  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Expand your library with Media Bridge

    Access audio and video files from nearly every stock media site, right within Audio Design Desk. The DAW will tag and organize file for you automatically, making it easier than ever to access the content you need for your projects.

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  • ADD 2.0 FEATURES

    Sync timelines with ADD Audio Bridge

    Connect Audio Design Desk directly into Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, and every major DAW. Create soundscapes for your audio or video projects as if by magic. Then export and open it in your NLE or DAW with a single click.

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