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Sound Wave Generator

Make your posts stand out by creating sound wave animation for audio content.

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Whip up sound wave art for music videos, podcasts, and social posts

Whether you’re promoting a new song, reposting a clip from your podcast, or sharing an interview, Kapwing's custom waveforms can make any video look like a professional news blurb or radio clip. Upload a video from anywhere online or record your own to get started in Kapwing.

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How to Create a Sound Wave Online

  1. Upload audio file

    Upload an audio file from your own device or paste an audio link. This sound wave generator supports a majority of audio file formats including MP3, WAV, WMA, and more. 

  2. Create a sound wave

    With your audio track selected, click “Convert to waveform” in the right-hand sidebar. An audio waveform will populate the canvas. 

  3. Edit and download sound wave

    When your audio waveform looks just right and you're done with your video clip, click the Export button. Now you're ready to download your free audiogram video or share it directly to social media platforms!

Explore a full creative suite to make sound wave art and video

Make your sound wave the way you want by choosing between a classic waveform style or a stacked bars style, and customizing its color, animation, and speed. Add a sound wave animation to your next audio episode or teaser post and start showing everyone your content. Bring your podcasts and music to life.

Create a sound wave to visualize music, podcast, or voiceovers

Bring your audio content to life when you turn it into sound wave art and add a background image to it. Make your music videos, podcast audio, and social posts stand out from everyone's feed.

When scrolling through TikTok or YouTube do you ever come across a podcast, lyrics video, or “story time” where you can see the sound waves of what’s being played or talked about? A technical name for these visual sound waves are waveforms and they can add that professional touch your content was needing. Many people like having a visual when they are watching something, so by adding a sound wave to your content, it can help your audience stay engaged with the video while they are listening to what is playing.

Creating a sound wave is easier than ever. Kapwing is a simple but powerful multimedia editor that lets you add audio waveforms to your videos. Just add a video or audio track to your project, then select “Elements” in the left-hand toolbar. Under the waveform section you can select the waveform style you want and then choose which audio file you want to become your waveform. After the waveform is added, you can customize its color, style, position, and size. Along with audio waveforms, you can also add text, subtitles, transitions, and so much more. Now you can have a video that is engaging for your audience both audibly and visually!

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you add sound wave art to a video?

Creators auto-generate a sound wave from an audio file with a tool, then place it directly on a video to add a waveform to their video. The waveform is scaled and positioned onto the video to avoid obstructing important elements, then customized with colors and effects that complement the video. Adding waveforms to videos then stylizing the content can result in eye-catching social media posts to promote podcasts and music.

How do I edit an audio waveform for a video?

Creators can edit waveforms with a software tool that allows alterations to its appearance. While many tools support waveforms edits, Kapwing is consistently rated a top choice by creators. Kapwing, a powerful video editor, provides creators with intuitive tools they need to edit waveforms from any device with a browser. In a few clicks, the size, style, and fill color can be adjusted, then resized, rotated, and scaled to fit perfectly on a video.

What is an audio waveform?

You've seen them in lyric videos, podcasts, snippets, karaoke videos, and audio engineering programs. But what are audio waveforms, exactly? They're simple graphs of an audio file that shows its frequency and amplitude over time — basically, the taller the waveform, the louder the sound at that frequency. Oftentimes, podcasts and music videos use audio waveforms to make their content more enticing to viewers and listeners alike. What's more, they look really cool, and are a terrific way to add a professional touch to any video that has sound.

What's different about Kapwing?

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