I need to access my sound settings frequently and thus would like to add a direct shortcut icon to the sound settings to the Unity launcher.

Is there any way to achieve this?

Unity launcher:

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Sound settings icon:

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The icon you show in your question usually is not presenting itself too obviously; the sound settings usually appear in System Settings > Sound.

You can however navigate to /usr/share/applications and drag the file unity-sound-panel.desktop on to the launcher, or, open Dash and type "Sound" (or a localized name) to the launcher.

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Open up your sound settings, the icon for it should appear in the launcher.

Then simply right click on icon > Lock to Launcher

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