How Audio Design Desk brings lightning-fast sound design to your fingertips

Why does it take forever to create a professional sound design for your project? Because there weren’t any good video editor design tools … until now.

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We all know this: you’re cutting a brilliant sequence. In your head you can hear exactly what you want the scene to sound like. The only problem is that after hours of rummaging around for the right hits, risers, sound effects, and music cues on hard drives or online subscription libraries, You just can’t find the right stuff.

And after hours of work, there is no way to update these placeholder sounds or add a mix in a reasonable amount of time.

So sacrifice your sleep, your hourly rate, or stick with what you have.

Enter Audio design desk, a hyper-intuitive tool developed by video editors for video editors.

It optimizes your sonic workflow and helps you edit the tone your movie deservesin a fraction of the time!

What is audio design desk?

Audio Design Desk is an all-in-one audio solution that for the first time combines the two elements most needed by video editors: a royalty-free sound market and really powerful audio editing software.

You bring in your footage, and with the help of intuitive software that basically reads your mind, a huge library, and a couple of hotkeys, Audio Design Desk will help you add sound (effects, design, music) that is perfect for the story .

And through July 30th, readers of the No Film School Audio Design Desk can get a 50% discount! (Use voucher code: ADDNFS.)

This is how it works at a glance.

Read your thoughts, then add clues

Okay, there’s no direct neural connection, but Audio Design Desk has the next best thing: an expertly tagged library that you can trigger with a click.

For example, let’s say you’re working on a kung fu project with an epic sword fighting scene. First, you need the sound of the blades colliding. You press a hotkey on your QWERTY keyboard to trigger a cue for any moment the sound of the blade is needed – in real time while you are viewing the scene.

Then Audio Design Desk fills the sequence with sound at precisely these moments. If you change your mind and want them to sound like different types of blades, everything changes with the touch of a button, no nudging or trimming required!

Next are steps. Once a tedious process, now watch and press a hotkey every time a step is required. Wait, do you want these steps to sound barefoot? That changes with the push of a button. Sneaker on gravel? One push of a button. Switch to high heels? Another single keystroke. You can place all of your steps in three minutes instead of three hours.

Audio Design Desk will always get them right and never repeat the same sound effect in a row. It is as close to “mind reading” as it gets.

Filmmaker customizable library of 30,000 sounds

Audio Design Desk contains over 30,000 sounds pre-organized into easy-to-understand sound types such as “step” or “shot” or “bass line”. And within each type there are nifty sub-types that become more specific, like “sneaker concrete” or “9mm pistol” or “rap”. Everything can be pulled up immediately.

And if you want to narrow down the pool of keywords, click on a genre or try out different composers or albums.

What if you have your own sounds, effects, or cues? No problem! Just drag sounds in with the ultra-smart Audio Design Desk system, hit “Guess Metadata,” then click puff, all your sounds are organized!

Sound editing that lets you “replace” seamlessly

It’s one of the most agonizing aspects of sound editing: having to re-import, re-cut, and move sound cues as you experiment.

Finding the right effect or music hint is hard enough, especially when you’re digging through an online library, downloading files, looking for them on your hard drive, aligning them on your timeline, and then hoping the hint actually works.

If it’s not quite right, you start over.

Audio Design Desk is re-introducing the entire process.

If you pull up a cue from Audio Design Desk and decide that it is not correct, simply hit the “Replace” button and with one click the replacements will be intuitively synced to exactly the right frame. You can change genre, mood, feeling, intensity or complexity with one click.

Software that makes you a composer

With Audio Design Desk, you can turn your keyboard into a real composition tool.

You might want to create your own music cue that is part music, part design. Or maybe you just want to skip the temporary tracks and give your composer something a little more solid.

In the Audio Design Desk, you can access and manipulate music elements by instrument, genre, tempo and style to make music on the go.

Developed by video editors for video editors

Gabriel Cowan, the CEO of Audio Design Desk, is not only an award-winning filmmaker but also a multi-platinum artist. He actually became a filmmaker after making a Roger Corman movie!

A couple of years ago, Cowan was editing a trailer and got tired of adding a basic dramatic riser to ProTools. He decided it wasn’t ProTools’ fault, it was just the wrong tool. In fact, no one had developed the right tool. So he decided to build one himself!

He drew a circuit diagram and called Sam Music who made noise for Spider-Man, Rogue One, and World War Z, and Ryan Francesconi, a musician-producer-programmer who helped build the foundations of YouTube and Apple TV. From this, Audio Design Desk was born.

The best? The team listens to user feedback to keep the Audio Design Desk in line with the video editors.

Audio design desk software at work

The most important functions at a glance:

  • Pro audio software created by video editors
  • Real-time sound design tools
  • Over 30,000 royalty-free sounds and music notices
  • Assign sound types to the QWERTY keyboard
  • Finding and placing sound cues more than 10x faster than any other program
  • Intelligent importer for adding your own sounds
  • Quick mix hotkeys
  • XML and AAF export to Avid, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and more

Since its launch last summer, Audio Design Desk has received a ton of awards including the NAB Best of Show Award, SXSW Innovator, Macworld Editors Choice (4.5 out of 5), MusicTech Choice (9 out of 10), Mix Magazine Top 20 Audio Products of the year and Tech Ascention’s best audio software of the year to name a few.

What Filmmakers Say About Audio Design Desk:

From DIY indies to shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBOMax and more, editors are already excited about this new tool. Here are some of their feedback:

  • “There is no other software that you can use to create this professional level right away.” Oscar-nominated editor Matthew Cooke
  • “Audio Design Desk sets the new standard by which all other creative software can be measured.” Seth Clark, Senior Editor of Arrested Development and Mixed • ish
  • “This is the tool I’ve been looking for my entire career.” Jamie Hardt, Sound Effects Editor (IT, Zero Dark Thirty)
  • “Expertly Designed”, “A breakthrough application that greatly speeds up the process of adding precise sound effects and music to images.” Mix magazine
  • “A breathtakingly effective idea for sound designers.” Redshark news
  • “A new paradigm for audio post-production.” ProAudioFiles

Don’t you wish you could create exceptional sound for your videos in a fraction of the time?

There is a 50% discount on cCoupon Code just for No Film School readers that ends on July 30th: ADDNFS

Download a risk-free 30 day demo to try it out this groundbreaking software for themselves!

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