How to Use the Music and Sound Browser to Access Your Custom Music Library Inside Final Cut Pro X

Published on June 9, 2016

If you're making videos in Final Cut Pro X, chances are that you're also building up a royalty-free music library over time.

(These are usually pieces of music that you can use in your video projects without having to pay royalties.)

Did you know that Final Cut Pro X has a way to make your custom music library easily available from inside the app?

Take a look at this video to see how to set it up:

One additional tip I might add to the video:

If you plan on having a folder where you continuously add new royalty-free music, then you might want to put it in your user account's "Music" folder.

For example, you could create a folder in your "Music" folder called "Izzy Video Music" and then put all the royalty-free music you download from Izzy Video there.

Of course you could also be more general and just name the folder "Royalty-Free Music". But if you get music from different sources, then having them be named after the specific sources might be helpful from an organizational stand-point.

(In the embedded video, I created a folder on the "Desktop", but that was just for demonstration purposes.)

Anyway, I think it makes sense to create a folder for your royalty-free music and drop the files in there as you collect them. This gives you easy access to your custom music collection from inside Final Cut Pro X.

And anything that makes auditioning and adding music faster can be great for us when we're working on video projects.

This article was last updated on October 6, 2020


Download a free collection of 35 templates for Final Cut Pro.

Yes, they're really free, even for commercial purposes. Click the link below to get started:

Get Started

Popular Resources