Sound Pack Manager
Download Free Sound Packs
Audio Design Desk comes with several different free sound packs related to these categories:
- Music (Full Mix and/or Stems)
- Sound Design
- Sound Effects
Once you have activated your ADD License, you can download these sound packs from the Sound Pack Manager.
To open the Sound Pack Manager, go to the Menu Bar and click “Library>Sound Pack Manager” or press (⌃⌥⌘O).
Alternatively, you can open the Sound Pack Manager by clicking the small arrow next to the Sound Packs dropdown in the Library tab of the Library Window.
The Sound Pack Manager shows you all currently installed sound packs, all newly released sound packs, any sound packs that need updated, and any sound packs available for purchase.
Each sound pack comes with a short description of what sounds you will find within. Find the sound pack(s) you would like to download, select a file type (.m4a / .wav) and click “Install”
**If you are on any ADD Personal License, you will only be allowed to download and install the .m4a files**
Once the sound pack(s) have finished installing, close the Sound Pack Manager and your packs are ready to use.
You can view which sound packs are installed in the Library Tab of the Library Window.
For Purchase Sound Packs
Some of ADD’s sound packs are provided through partnerships or were uploaded to our store by other users. These partners and users can choose to charge for their sound packs.
To specifically see these sound packs, navigate to the “For Purchase” tab of the Sound Pack Manager.
Here you can select the file type you wish to download and install, but instead of clicking “Install”, you will click “Purchase”.
ADD will bring you to a webpage to type in your information including payment similar to purchasing a license.
Once completed you will receive an email with your License Code. Go the the Sound Pack Manager and type in the License Code specific to your purchased sound pack. Once verified, you will be able to download and install either file type of that sound pack.
Sound Packs and Folders on External Drive
By default, sound packs are downloaded to your local drive in the ADD folder located in your Documents. If you would like to download sound packs to an external drive, navigate to the “Download to:” dropdown at the top left of the Sound Pack Manager. Here you can select a custom location to download all sound packs.
Once downloaded to an external drive, make sure ADD is searching in the correct place for your sound packs. Open Preferences by going up to the Menu Bar and clicking “ADD>Preferences” or pressing (CMD- , ). Now click the “Locations” tab at the top of the Preferences Window
Here you can change the location of your:
- ADD Home Folder (Library, Settings, Playlists, Projects)
- Sound Packs Folder
- Media Folder (Videos, Downloads)
- General Folder (Cache, Misc)
You can move the ADD folder from your Documents to an external drive and have ADD locate it.
If you have already downloaded sound packs locally and would like to move them to an external drive, first go to the Sound Pack Manager and uninstall any installed sound packs. Then go to your ADD Folder (located in Documents by default). Grab the “Sound Packs” folder and move it to your new desired location.
Now go back to the Sound Pack Manager inside of ADD and install all of your sound packs. ADD will link the sound packs to their new location.