ADD Audio Bridge and DAW Bridge aim to help editors use its products with Final Cut


Audio Design Desk has launched two new products, ADD Audio Bridge and DAW Bridge, which aim to help editors create audio while editing in Final Cut Pro.

Audio Bridge is a native extension for Final Cut Pro, an integration that enables editors to create transitions, titles, foley, and music cues without leaving the Final Cut Pro timeline. It syncs the Audio Design Desk and Final Cut Pro timelines and allows for instant data exchange of audio, video, session and marker data, frame rate and time code from one program to another. 

It also utilizes Final Cut Pro’s ‘audio roles’ so when footsteps or foley are exchanged from ADD to FCP, Final Cut is able to identify the types of sounds and their connection points with video.

Editors can control many of Audio Design Desks functions from within the extension, such as real time triggers, selection and replacement of sounds, searching for sounds, creating in and out points and loops, scrubbing and framing through the timeline, and volume and pan of regions. There’s also a mini timeline display so editors can visually identify what’s in the Audio Design Desk timeline from the extension. 

Audio Design Desk ADD Audio DAW Bridge

Meanwhile DAW Bridge syncs any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to Final Cut Pro, so editors can use Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and all other popular DAWs to create professional audio within their video editing workflow.

Gabe Cowan, co-founder and CEO of Audio Design Desk, said: “Audio Design Desk is the only DAW built to create audio for video - and now we’ve got two new tools that empower editors to find, place and mix sound - without leaving the Final Cut timeline. 

“This is the first time ever that a video editor has had full DAW integration. Creating complete soundscapes in Audio Design Desk without ever leaving Final Cut Pro allows editors to stay in their creative flow and replaces the chore of hunting for audio with the joy of discovering sound.

He added: “One of the biggest pain points video editors have is that there is currently no mixing board in Final Cut Pro, nor the ability to add aux channels, instruments, a master bus, or anything else that a DAW can offer. DAW Bridge allows all professional Digital Audio Workstations to work in sync with Final Cut Pro. This makes separate programs work as one entity, so creatives can now clean up production sound, score entire projects, add music cues, mix, and deliver without ever leaving their video editor.