Audio Design Desk has announced the release of an update of its professional software for producing sound for film. Version 1.6 includes DAWSync, LoopDNA and audio recording features.

The NAB ‘Best of Show’ Award-winning sound design software adds 10,000 more sounds and music cues along with DAWSync and audio recording for musicians and podcasters to produce and deliver content without ever leaving the application. They are also opening an official public Slack workspace where users can share their work, exchange sounds, collaborate with one another, meet other artists, and directly communicate with the Audio Design Desk team.

Audio Design Desk founder Gabe Cowan said of the new release:

“Audio Design Desk has always been about giving users lightning-fast workflows and amazing results. This latest update means users of ANY DAW can integrate Audio Design Desk into their workflow and use it like the mother of all plug-ins. It offers all gain with no pain!”

Changes in Audio Design Desk v1.6

  • DAWSync: Effortlessly sync Audio Design Desk to any DAW including Pro Tools, Nuendo, Studio One, and Logic 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. LoopDNA brings the full power of Audio Design Desk to every sample you import, offering users a real-time creative experience that keeps them in their flow.
  • Audio recording and editing tools: Now musicians and podcasters can record directly into Audio Design Desk without the need for an additional DAW. New features include advanced snap settings to duplicate, trim, and place music to the beat, the ability to automatically quantize sounds as you’re placing them, and a metronome you will actually like.

Audio Design Desk starts at $15 USD per month for the Produce package. A professional version is $30 USD per month or $399 USD for a perpetual license.