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1. Downloading and Installing Audio Design Desk

1.1 Introduction

1.2 System Requirements

1.3 How To Install Audio Design Desk

Launching Audio Design Desk

2.1 Walkthrough Registration

2.2 Choosing The Right Plan For You

Exploring The Interface

3.1 Project Window

3.2 Library Window

3.3 Timeline Window

Timeline Bar Menu

3.4 Metadata Window

3.5 Audio Editor Window

ADD Menu

4.1 File Menu

4.2 Edit Menu

4.3 View Menu

4.4 Audio Menu

4.5 Video Menu

4.6 Triggers Menu

4.7 Marker Menu

4.8 Region Menu

4.9 Timeline Menu

4.10 Window Menu


4. Importing Video

4.1 Import From Local Disk

4.2 Remote Video Importing

4.3 Video Format Support

Making Your First Composition

5.1 Elements Vs. Stems

5.2 The Sync Marker

5.3 Using A.D.D Triggers

5.4 Placing Sound Effects Using Magic Marker

5.5 Adding Music

Customizing Triggers

6.1 Trigger Window

6.2 Setting Up Triggers

Replacing Sounds Using Parameters

7.1 Replace Window

7.2 Replacement History

Advanced Features and Tools

8.1 Consolidate Project

8.2 ConsolidateTrack

8.3 Merge to New Track

8.4 Merge Tracks

Saving Different Versions

9.1 Save, Overwrite and Clear Versions

Importing Audio

10.1 Importer Window

10.2 Adding Metadata

10.3 Applying Your Own Sonic Intelligence

10.4 Adding Your Own Sound Library


11. Bouncing Your Project

11.1 Bounce To Audio

11.2 Bounce To Video

11.3 Export Audio Tracks

11.4 Export Multichannel Wave

Exporting Your Final Project

12.1 Export To AAF (Pro Tools & Avid Media Composer)

12.2 Export To XML (Premiere & Final Cut)

12.2 Export To Cuesheet

Keyboard Shortcuts

14.1 Introduction Into Shortcuts

14.2 Shortcut List

1. Downloading and Installing Audio Desk Design

1.1 Introduction:

Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Audio Design Desk. We strive our focus in assisting sound designers, film editors, and composers by reinventing the process of placing sound to video. Audio Design Desk is the only product in the market that offers revolutionary sonic intelligence to increase workflow speed and productivity.

1.2 System Requirements:

MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.2 or laterProcessor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core M or higherMemory: 8GB RAMAudio Design Desk Requires a minimum space of 10GB of disk space available before downloading. If you wish to download our free sound library, space may vary.

1.3 How To Install Audio Design Desk

1. Go to

2. Click “Download”.

3. Enter your email address.

4. You will receive an email. If you do not see an email in your inbox, check your spam folder.

5. Click on the link in the email.

6. Download ADD and the ADD.addLibrary

2. Launching Audio Design Desk

When you first open ADD, the program will walk you through the registration process. Select a plan that fits your needs or use a full-featured version of the program for free which only limits your ability to export.

3. Exploring The Interface

A.D.D interface counts with four resizeable and detachable windows to adapt it to your workspace.

3.1 Project Window (RED)

This window contains your video, timecode display and playback operations, which are:

Playback button (Spacebar): Plays and stops the video.

Step back / Step forward button (Left and right arrow): Moves video forward or backwards one frame at the time.

Rewind (J) / Fast Forward (L) button: Rewind and fast forward speed will increase by pressing this button multiple times.

Previous / Next Marker button (Option + left or right arrow) : Moves your cursor to the next or the previous marker.

Go to beginning / Go to end button (Command + left or right arrow): Moves cursor to the beginning or end of the video.

Loop button (Command + L): Loops a selection or the entire video.

3.2 Library Window (YELLOW):

This window contains four tabs: Library, Search, Replace and Triggers. In this section we will focus on the library and Search tab. The Replace and Trigger tabs will be explained later on in the manual.

In the Library tab you have access to the master library, your sound libraries, projects, presets, sound packs and playlists. It functions much like the finder. You can search for sounds in this window by opening folders and pressing the spacebar to preview when a sound file is selected.

Similarly, you can select from ADD’s hundreds of presets in the preset menu to get you started. We go into detail on presets later in this manual.

At the bottom of this window you will find a “Plus” and “Minus” buttons. These buttons create and remove playlists.

In the Search tab you can browse and preview sounds.You can easily search sound by typing a keyword in the search browser. Use commas (,) to separate keywords. Select “And/ Or” for a better result and “Reset” will allow you to clear up the search browser.

Alternatively, you can find sounds by clicking on the search term buttons to easily discover all the sounds in ADD.

There is also a keywords and an ADD pull down which shows all the keywords remaining in any given selection. You can use these pull downs to help give you ideas for the search terms that describe the type of sound you’re looking for.

The libraries pull down allows you to focus your search so you are only searching in the selected libraries.

3.3 Timeline Window (TEAL):

This window holds all of the components of your session: tracks, audio regions, sync markers, time ruler, and video track. At the top of this window, you will find the timeline menu commands, allowing you to have a quick access to multiple options.

Timeline Bar Menu

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The components of the timeline menu are:

Edit Tools: With the edit tools you can select and move regios using the arrow tool, you can also make cuts between regions, add fades and time stretch the audio.

🚩 Edit Tools Shortcuts: Arrow (A), Cut ( C), Fade (F), Fade In (Shift + , ), Fade Out (Shift + . ) and Time Stretch (E).

Versions menu: This menu allows you to save different versions of your composition. We will talk about this menu in chapter 9 “Saving different versions of your composition”.

Select menu: This menu allows you to select regions or markers by category, type of subtype. This is really helpful when you have different types of footsteps, for example, concrete, wood or sand and you only want to select all the sand footsteps.

Replace menu: This menu allows you to adjust the randomness, intensity and/or complexity of the selected region when replacing it.

Sync marker: The sync marker option has two functionalities. When it’s on (yellow), the marker will place audio in the timeline. When it’s off (white), the marker will be placed in the time ruler with no audio.

Lock Sync Marker: When this option is on (yellow) it locks the sync marker to the time regardless of the tempo. When this option is off (white) unlocks the sync marker to the time.

Tempo Stretch: When this option is on (yellow) allows you to change the tempo of the audio region using the global tempo. When it’s off, the tempo of the audio region won’t be affected by the global tempo.

Global tempo: When the tempo stretch is off (white) the changes that you make in the global tempo will affect the grid. When the tempo stretch is on, it changes the tempo of the audio region selected. The global tempo is by default set to 120 BPM.

Vertical Zoom Slider: This command allows you to increase or decrease the vertical size of the tracks.

Horizontal Zoom Slider: This command allows you to increase or decrease the horizontal size of the tracks.

3.4 Metadata Window (PURPLE):

All the information for a specific audio clip (intensity, complexity, sample rate and keywords) will be displayed in this window.

🚩 Find where the audio file is originally located by clicking on the Path up and down arrows.

3.4 Sound Editor Window (ORANGE):

A.D.D provides an editor window for detailed editing audio tasks. The editor window can only display one region at the time.

To access the editor window:

Double click on an audio region. To close it go to VIEW > SOUND EDITOR or press Command + 3.

4. ADD Menus

4.1 File Menu: The File menu has file-based commands allowing you to manage your session from the beginning to the end of your project. You can also export to AAF or XML or bounce the project.

A.D.D provides exclusive options in this menu, such as:

Close Project (Command + W): Closes current project and opens a new one.

Save As Preset… (Control + Shift + Command +S): Saves your current composition as a preset so it can be imported within later projects. This preset will be saved in the Preset section of the Library tab.

Consolidating Project (Option + Shift + Command + S): Consolidates all audio and video files from the timeline and puts them into an audio folder along with the session.

Library :

Choose Master Library (Option + O): Selects Root Level Sound Library For ADD To Pull From. .

Add Sound Pack (Control + Option +O): Adds any ADD Sound Packs to the program. Alternatively users can double click sound packs or drag them into ADD.

Rebuild Indexes (Control +R): Updates all library indexes for ADD sound packs, and ADD playlists. Especially helpful when importing many of your own sounds.

4.2 Edit Menu: The Edit Menu reveals choices related to the library and the timeline.

A.D.D provides exclusive options in this menu, such as:

Paste Attributes (Option + V): Brings up a window that enables users to paste any clip attributes including gain, pitch, effects, fade data that were copied from the original region.

Paste to All Empty Markers (Option + Command + V): Pastes copied regions to all empty ADD sync markers.

4.3 View Menu: The View Menu reveals choices of which windows are hidden or shown.

4.4 Audio Menu: The Audio Menu reveals choices related to the audio within the session and the output device ADD is using.

4.5 Video Menu: The Video Menu reveals items related to Video within the session.

Open Video… (Shift + Command + O): Imports any video file from the computer or any attached drive.

Open Remote Video… (Option + Command + O)(: Opens video from URLs pulled from the internet like YouTube and Vimeo.

Close Video (Shift + Command + W): Closes and removes video but leaves all audio clips in the timeline.

Copy Video URL (Option + Command + C): Copies video URL

Fullscreen (Command + F): Makes the video full screen

4.6 Triggers Menu: The Triggers Menu reveals the keys on the keyboard assigned to various types of sounds.

Comment Marker (N): Adds comment marker to timeline (grey marker)

Sound Effect Marker (G): Adds a generic sound effect marker without a sound so users can add keyword search terms to find their sounds, in sync, quickly to add to the timeline (brown marker)

4.7 Marker Menu: Marker Menu Reveals Marker Data

Edit Marker (Option + Up arrow): Opens Magic Marker window. Allows for editing information within the marker. Users can select type / subtype / intensity / complexity / length / refine by keywords, listen to and select the pool of sounds ADD would replace from given your broad or narrow criteria. In addition, users can write comments and ideas in this magic marker window.

Lock Marker (Shift + L): Locks marker in place in the timeline.

Select Previous Marker (Option + Left arrow): Selects previous marker.

Select Next Marker (Option + Right arrow): Selects next marker.

Fill Selected Marker (Command + R): Brings in audio clip to fill in selected ADD synch marker or replaces existing sound in the timeline based on replacement window criteria or magic marker criteria.

Fill All Empty Markers (Option + Command + R): Places audio regions on all empty markers.

Remove Empty Markers (Option + Shift + Command + M): Deletes all empty markers.

Measures Tempo From Markers (Control + T): Finds tempo between two selected markers.

4.8 Region Menu: The Region menu commands allow you to manipulate the audio in the selected region or regions.

Create Group (Option +G): Select audio clips to put into a group.

Remove Group (Shift + Command + G): Removes group from selected audio clips.

Merge To New Track (Option + M): This option will merge all the selected regions in a new track.

Lock (Shift + L): Locks region in place.

Effects (Shift + G): Opens up small effects window on the audio clip.

Mini Library (Shift + R): Small window pop up to where you can change the audio clip.


Selected Items (Command + R): Brings in random audio clips to only selected regions.

Everything (Option + R): Replaces all audio regions with random audio clips.

With Longer (Command + Up arrow): Replaces audio region with longer audio clip.

With Shorter (Command + Down arrow): Replaces audio region with shorter audio clip.

Divide on Markers (Command + D): It divides the boundary markers within the stems. Making those boundary markers into single elements. A definition of elements and stems will be explained later in the manual.

Set Master Tempo From Region (Shift + T): It sets the tempo of a selected region as the tempo for the entire project.

Align (Shift + A): This command aligns the top of all regions using the first region selected as reference.

Align To Sync (Option + Shift + A): This command aligns all the sync markers of the regions using the first region selected as reference.

Snap To Current Timeline (Control + Shift + A): This command aligns the selected regions to the cursor position.

Fade In (Shift + Comma ): Add and remove fades in.

Fade Out (Shift + Period): Add and remove fades out.

4.9 Timeline Menu: The Timeline menu contains the edit tools and commands to help you navigate in the timeline.

Tool Selection: You can choose between different options. These options are also available in the Timeline Bar Menu. You can find the arrow, scissors, fade and time stretch tools.

→ All the fades you create will be graphically drawn on the screen and rendered in real time.

→ To change the length of the fade, with the fade selector, click on the desired starting point and drag it to the left or right.

→ Crossfades are not available but you can create crossfades by overlapping two audio files and placing in and out fades on each of the files.

To remove the fades:

Go to “Region” at the top bar menu.Select “Fade In” (⇧ , ) or “Fade Out” (⇧ .)

Time Stretch (E): The time stretch tool allows you to manipulate the speed according to the length of the audio clip. Place the time stretch tool on the boundary of a region and drag to extend or shorten the audio clip.

Add Track (⌘ N): A new track will be created underneath the track you have currently selected.

Remove Track (Delete): In order to remove a track, you have to select the track fist and then hit Delete from the keyboard or from the Timeline bar menu.

Remove Empty Tracks (Option + Delete): This option will enable you to quickly remove unnecessary empty tracks in your timeline.

Consolidate Tracks (Option + Command +T): This command allows you to organize all your tracks by track type.

Select Previous Track (Shift + Command + Up arrow): With this command you will be able to select previous tracks.

Select Next Track (Shift + Command + Down arrow): With this command you will be able to select the next tracks.

Loop (Command + L): This option turns on/off a loop selection previously set by input and output points.

If no inputs or outputs are set, the loop will select the whole video clip.

Set In Point (I): This option allows you to set an Insert point to start your loop or bounce.

Set Out Point (O): This option allows you to set an Out point to end your loop or bounce.

Clear Selection: You can clear the loop selection by selecting this option.

Play From Selection (Option +Space): Playback starts from playhead of selected region.

4.10 Window Menu: The Window Menu adapt the windows to your workspace.


Now you are ready to start building your project!

5. Importing Video

Audio Design Desk supports mov, mp4, m4v, mpg video format. allows you to import video from local hard disk or from the internet using a URL link. To import from a local hard disk, use one of the following options:

5.1 Import From Local Disk:

Click on VIDEO from the bar menu and select OPEN VIDEO from the drop-down list.

2. Right click on the project window and select OPEN WINDOW from the menu that appears.

3. Use the quick command Shift + Command + O

4. Choose FILE > SAVE or Command + S. In this step, you are saving your composition for the first time. A Save dialog opens up.

5. Name your project and select a destination for it.

6. Click Save or press Return. The name of the project will be displayed on top of the Project window.

5.2 Remote Video Importing:

To import video from the internet, use one of the following options:

Go to VIDEO from the menu bar and select OPEN REMOTE VIDEO.

Right click on the project window and select OPEN REMOTE VIDEO.

3. Use the quick command Option + Command + O

A new window will open allowing you to paste a URL link of the video you would like to import, such as videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

4. Choose FILE > SAVE or Command + S. In this step, you are saving your composition for the first time. A Save dialog opens up.

5. Name your project and select a destination for it.

6. Click Save or press Return. The name of the project will be displayed on top of the Project window.

🚩 A.D.D saves your project at regular intervals of time chosen by the user in the Preference window. If the application unexpectedly quits, the next time you reopen the project, a dialog prompts you to reopen manually the most recent saved version. Everytime a crash happens, the last restore session will be saved in a folder called “Auto-Save”.

6. Making your first composition.

6.1 Elements Vs. Stems

In A.D.D you will find two types of audio clips: Elements and Stems.

Stems are audio files that contains musical elements. In this stem, you can see 3 different elements divided by dotted lines. By using Command + D you will be able to separate them in individual audio clips.

A very easy way to work with stems it’s by using the Presets from the Library window.

When dragging one of the presets to the timeline, each stem will be assigned to a new track in order to be played as a single composition.

6.2 The Sync Marker:

ADD sounds have metadata which contains a Sync Marker. This is the instance, inherent in every sound, in which sync to the corresponding moment in the video will usually occur. Therefore when you trigger a sound, it will be placed perfectly in sync.

6.3 Using A.D.D Triggers:

Once the video has been imported, you will be able to start your composition. ADD comes with 20,000 sounds and it has trigger presets to easily place and sync sounds to your video as you go. It also gives you the option to create your own presets, assigning them to a sound of your choice. Below are the key commands assigned to their corresponding sound.































1-10 + SHIFT 1-10


The above trigger presets contain commonly used sound design element types (Hit, Rise, Drone, etc.) in addition to other options which are assigned to particular keys. To use these simply:

Click on a particular part of the timeline or press Spacebar to play your session.Using your keyboard press on any trigger from the list above according to the events of the video.

A.D.D also allows you to create custom triggers (1-10 + SHIFT 1-10) for the user to assign any type of sound effects to. This function will be covered later on in the manual.

6.4 Placing Sound Effects Using Magic Marker:

A Magic Marker is a marker with no sound assigned to it that allows the user to fill it with sound effect of their choice through a pop-up window that narrows down the pool of sound effects.

To add a Magic Marker:

Press “G” from your keyboard on the desired frame. A Sound Effects Marker, facing upwards, will be placed on the top part of the timeline ruler.

Press Option + Up Arrow, while the Marker is selected, or double click on it and the Magic Marker search window will open.

Click on the Power button to activate it.Type in your sound keyword in the search browser, separate with commas each keyword when using more than one, and select either OR / AND from the drop-down menu.All the sounds matching your search will be displayed in a list to the right. To preview a sound, click one time on the sound effect from the list and press the Spacebar. Double click on the sound you like in order to assign it to the Magic Marker.

🚩 After entering a keyword in the search browser, the results will automatically be displayed. DO NOT press “Return” or “Enter” from your keyboard to start your search, that command will close the Magic Marker window.

🚩 You can also reassign sounds to any markers. Double click on the marker you would like to replace and the Magic Marker will pop-up.

6.5 Adding Music:

To add music in the timeline, use one of the following options

Press “Z” to add a new random music track in the timeline.Go to the Library tab and under “ADD Library” select Music. ADD music tracks will appear in the right column. Insert the track of your choice by dragging it into the timeline.

Adding your own music

Go to Library.Under Your Library select MUSIC. All of your music will be displayed in the right column.

7. Customizing Triggers

This section enables you to customize your triggers in accordance with the sound effects you would like to use in your session. If you want to save the trigger you have created as a preset for future sessions, you can do it by clicking on the “Preset” drop down menu.

To customize your trigger:

Select a number from 1 to 10 or Shift + 1 to 10 at the top. A pop-up window will open.

Type in the sound you would like to trigger in the search browser.

Click on one of the results.

You will see that the pop-up window will display the sound you have selected.

8. Replacing Sounds with Parameters

This section allows you to easily replace audio clips placed in your timeline for other ones with similar or with different characteristics. A.D.D provides you with different ways to define the sound replacing. There is also a keywords and an ADD pull down which shows all the keywords remaining in any given selection. You can use these pull downs to help give you ideas for search terms that describe the type of sound you’re looking for. The libraries pull down allows you to focus your search so you are only searching in the selected libraries.

Replace by parameters: Select an audio clip.Adjust the randomness, intensity and complexity to defined the sounds you want to find. Press Command + R

Replace by Genre or feels: Select an audio clip. Select from the genre or feels list a box that gets closer to the sound you want to find.Press Command + R

Replace by using the search browser: Select an audio clip. Type a characteristic keyword you would like to find, for example: Hit, metallic Press Command + R

🚩 It is important to click on the “Reset” button when you finish replacing to avoid the error message when replacing other audio clips.

8.1 Replacement History

If you want to go back to a sound you liked earlier, right-click on the audio clip and select “Replace History” and all the previous sounds will be displayed in a list.

9. Advanced Features and Tools

9.1 Consolidate Project: Consolidate project will save all the audio files and video you have placed in your timeline inside a folder.

To Consolidate your project:

Go to FILESelect CONSOLIDATE PROJECT (Option + Shift + Command + S)

🚩 We recommend using this command right before bouncing your project.

9.2 Consolidate Tracks: Consolidate tracks will organize your tracks by category.

To Consolidate Your Tracks:

Go to TIMELINE Select CONSOLIDATE TRACKS (Option + Command + T)

9.3 Merge Tracks: The Merge Tracks options allows you to merge different tracks in a single track.

To merge tracks:

Select the tracks you want to merge. Go to TIMELINE > MERGE TRACKS (Option + Command + M)

9.4 Merge to New Track: This option will merge all the selected regions in a new track.

To Merge to New Tracks:

Select the regions you would like to merge.Go to REGION > MERGE TO NEW TRACKS (Option + M)

10. Saving different versions of the same project.

ADD allows you to save different versions of the same project in a single step.

10.1 Save , Overwrite and Clear Versions

Go to Versions at the top part of the timeline. Select Save As New Version. A new window will open to name the version. Then click on OK.

All your versions saved will be displayed in the Versions history in the drop-down menu of “Versions”. If you want to replace the previous version with a current version, you have to select “Overwrite Current Version”. And if you want to delete all versions, you can do so by selecting “Clear Versions”.

🚩 The project will NOT close. This feature allows you to continue creating different versions of the project as many times as you want.

11. Importing Audio.

11.1 Importer Window:

The Audio Import window allows you to import supported files and convert unsupported audio files, like mp3, in order to match your session parameters. When importing audio from an external drive, the audio files will be copied and saved within your session.

Session Parameters Selectors:

File format: WAV, AIF or M4ASampling Rate: From 22050 up to 19200Bit Depth: 16, 24 and 32

The window also includes global data options, which it means that the information entered will apply to all the imported files.

These options are:

Add to playlist: To add all of your imported files into a playlist. Metronome: This option acts as a global tempo. It will apply the tempo data in all of the imported audio files. If you are not sure of the BPM, you can easily find it out by tapping on the TAP button. Add Keywords: This drop down menu shows all the keywords categorized by feel and alphabetical order to help you find the right keywords for your sound. Find Browser: The Find browser helps you to find a keyword included in the audio imported. Replace, Add and Sort box: Add: It will apply the keyword entered all the imported audio. Replace: In order to replace a keyword, for example, if you have a typo in one of the keywords you just entered, you can easily replace it by typing the keyword you would like to replace and then entering the new keyword in the replace box, following by OK.

Importer buttons:

Add Files…: The Add Files button will prompt you to a finder window in order to select the audio files. Remove All: The Remove All button will delete all the audio files displayed in the importer window. Cancel: The cancel button will close the importer window. Import: The Import command will import all the audio files displayed in the importer window.

🚩 In order to delete undesired tracks: Select the track and hit “Delete”.

To import audio:

Go to FILE > Import (Command + I) Select the format, sample rate and bit depth for the audio you would like to import. Click on “Add files” Select your files and click on “Open”. All the selected files will be displayed. Press the Import button.

🚩 The imported audio will be saved in the folder indicated by the Category box.

11.2 Adding Metadata:

Audio Design Desk is a powerful tool to build your own sound library, and for that reason, it provides you with a variety of options to add metadata to your sound files. In this window you will be able to change the name, specify the intensity, complexity and set the category, type and subtypes among other options.

The metadata window is available when importing audio and clicking on the button “Edit” when selecting a sound from the A.D.D Library.

On top of the metadata viewer, next to the audio wave editor, there is an Option drop-down menu.

This menu allows you to sort your keywords or add the words in the title as keywords.

11.3 Applying Your Own Sonic Intelligence

Markers Menu: Enables you to add a sync marker to your sounds manually using the following options.

Add Sync Marker (M): In order to add a sync marker, place the cursor in the desired place within the waveform and click on “Add Sync Marker” or press M. Guess Sync Marker: A quicker way to add sync markers is using this command. The system will automatically add a sync marker where it suppose to be. Remove All Markers: This options will clear all markers added to the audio clip.

Elements Menu: In cases when you have recorded different sounds in a single take you will be able to create subdivisions within the audio clip and turn it into individual audio files.

Create Element Markers From Selection (U): Make a selection or selection in the area where you would like to create a subdivision. Then press “U”. When the audio file is imported, you will see subdivisions you have created with a solid line allowing you to separate them using “Command + D”. Destination: The subdivisions created can be saved in your session or in an external location. Default: Having this option selected when importing, the system will import the original audio clip and all the subdivisions made as individual files. Choose…: Having this option selected, you will be able to choose the location where you want your subdivisions to be saved as individual files. Only the original audio file will be imported in your session.

11.4 Adding Your Own Sound Library

In order to use your personal sound library in ADD interface, you will need to encrypt it with a A.D.D extension. It is recommendable to make a copy of your sound library before encrypt them.

Select a folder that contains all the individual audio files from your personal sound library. Add the extension “ .addLibrary” In A.D.D, go to FILE > LIBRARY > ADD SOUND PACK ( Control + Option + O) Select the encrypted folder. The sound folder will be displayed under “Sound Packs” in your library Window.

12. Bouncing Your Project.

ADD bounces your final project in MP4 format.

12.1 To bounce your final composition:

Select in the timeline the length of the video you would like to bounce using the command I for the start point and O for the end point. Go to FILE > BOUNCE or press Command + B Rename your composition and select a destination. Make sure the Start and Duration matches your selection. Select the format, sample rate and bit depth. Select in the checkboxes what would you like to export with your bouncing. Click on “Save”

🚩 You can save your bounce in a playlist within A.D.D. Select “Create New” from the “Add to Playlist” drop down menu and click on “Save”. After bouncing, a window will open to rename the playlist.

12.2 Export Video:

The Export video checkbox will export the video in the format you choose from the drop down menu next to it.

12.3 Export To Audio Tracks

When the Export to Audio Tracks checkbox is selected, each individual track will be exported as a wav file.

12.4 Export Multichannel Wave

When checking this box, all your tracks will be exported as individual wav files.

When no box is checked, the project will export the full composition in a single audio .wav file.

13. Exporting Your Final Project.

ADD allows you to export your current session as AFF file or XML file.

13. 1 Exporting to AAF (Pro Tools & Avid Media Composer)

Set your input and output points by pressing I and O. Go to FILE > EXPORTSelect AAF (Option + Shift + Command + E) or XML ( Shift + Command + E) The Export window will open. Name the project. Select the location.Select the export type.

13.2 Exporting To XML (Ptrmirtr & Final Cut)

13.3 Exporting To CueSheet - For increased time in productivity, Audio Design Desk is filled with keyboard shortcuts to for fast access to any actions you are looking for.

14. Keyboard Shortcuts

14.1 Window Menu:

For increased time in productivity, Audio Design Desk is filled with keyboard shortcuts to for fast access to any actions you are looking for.

14.1 Shortcut List

The following key commands will enable you with editing functions:
































































































1-10 + SHIFT 1-10


To apply time-based effects in a single clip:

Select an audio clip.Press SHIFT + G. A pop-up window will open allowing you to add inserts, change the gain, pitch and pan.

To consolidate tracks:

ADD provides you with a quick command to organize your sounds in your timeline. Making your workflow faster and easier.

To organize your tracks in your timeline, use one of the following options:

Press Option + Command + T. Click on Timeline from the top bar menu and select Consolidate Tracks.

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