Update: Audio Design Desk 1.9 + CES Award

Audio Design Desk 1.9

Audio Design Desk 1.9 introduces auto-compose, MIDI triggers, instant variations, and a dozen other new exciting features. In addition, Audio Design Desk introduced the first-ever lite version. This is a free update for all users. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Audio Design Desk, download the free trial. ADD makes sound design, foley effects, and soundtrack creation incredibly fast and easy.

New Features in Audio Design Desk Version 1.9

Released On: 6 Jan 2022. Please see the Updates tab for the release notes.

Spot Mode

Spotting sessions are already a snap inside of Audio Design Desk. If you prefer to stay in your DAW, use ADD’s 40,000+ sounds and music cues in any application.


Auto Compose

Imagine dragging your video into an audio application and having it do a sound pass for you. Seamlessly integrate Markers from Final Cut Pro and Premiere to Audio Design Desk and convert them into sound instantly.


Create any number of variations of combined sounds with the click of a button. Whether it is a beat, a bass line and a chord, a footstep and a cloth movement, or all of the impacts and debris sounds that combine to create an explosion, Audio Design Desk can take your creation and offer you endless variations in an instant.


Users of popular sound libraries like Splice, LoopCloud, Pro Sound Effects, Boom Library, and others love our import tool! Audio Design Desk imports sounds from a variety of sources and applies its award-winning AI logic to those sounds for quick and easy placement.


DAW Integrations

Now ADD has an even stronger integration with Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Cubase, etc.

MIDI Triggers

Apply sound sets to Midi triggers for an entirely new creative experience. Through the power of randomization and replacement, Audio Design Desk is a new kind of instrument.


All New Art

We have had a major update to every sound pack, including new art.

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Sound Design Reimagined - Comes with 25,000 Sounds and Music Cues!

When budgets are tight and deadlines even tighter, don’t let technology frustrate you from being the best. Audio Design Desk was created to get the technology out of the way of your craft.

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CES 2022 is over but read about Audio Design Desk’s CES Award and watch the video.

Audio Design Desk Named as CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree

Award-winning audio design tool for filmmakers, beatmakers, streamers, and more is now being showcased at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Eureka Park, Booth 60739.

Los Angeles, CA – January 5, 2022 – Audio Design Desk, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its namesake product Audio Design Desk (ADD), the award-winning creative tool that has revolutionized how artists create audio for video. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of over 1800 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV, and digitally.
The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. Those with the highest rating receive the “Best of Innovation” distinction. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers, and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetics, and design.

Audio Design Desk, exhibiting now at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (Eureka Park, booth 60739), is the fastest, easiest way to produce audio for video. With over 30,000 royalty-free sounds, loops, and music cues, ADD gives creatives the ability to add compelling audio to video through a simple yet powerful interface. Whether scoring a film, adding sound design and foley, recording a podcast, or writing a song, Audio Design Desk eliminates the busy work and elevates one’s creativity. 

“We’re absolutely thrilled to receive such high praise for Audio Design Desk,” states Gabriel Cowan, CEO of Audio Design Desk. “Just over a year ago, designing sound for video was a tedious, time-consuming, and painstaking process that required expensive software and hours of work. Now, with ADD, professional sound design is straightforward and powerfully creative. But this is not just for professionals. The reason our team works so hard on this tool is to democratize professional audio. Audio Design Desk is built to give anyone, at any level, the ability to create cinema-quality sound in seconds. Thank you to CES for recognizing this game-changing technology.”

The CES 2022 Innovation Awards honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. More will be revealed in January. Many honorees will showcase their winning products in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2022.
Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2022, the global stage for innovation, will convene the tech industry in person and digitally, giving global audiences access to major brands and startups, as well as the world’s most influential leaders and industry advocates. Visit CES.tech for all CES 2022 updates, including health protocols and registration.

About Audio Design Desk

Audio Design Desk, a next-generation Digital Audio Workstation merged with an enormous royalty-free sound library, embedded with an AI called Sonic Intelligence. Used on programs for Netflix, HBOMax, Hulu, and others, the platform understands the relationships between sounds so producing and editing music, foley or sound design is 10x faster than any other software.

Since its debut in May 2020, Audio Design Desk has garnered an impressive number of accolades in both the pro audio and tech universes, including a Mix Magazine Top 20 Products of the Year listing, a Macworld Editors’ Choice award, a Timmy Award for Best Tech Startup in Los Angeles, recognition as an SXSW 2020 Innovator, and Best in Show at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention. Testimonials include Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Matthew Cooke, who says, “This tool gives people like me so much power, it almost shouldn’t exist!” Jamie Hardt, sound editor on “Spider-Man,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Insidious,” and “It” adds, “This is the tool I’ve been looking for my entire career. It makes the pain and chore of sound editing disappear.”

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki