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Add Audio Waveform to Video

Create a visual sound wave out of any audio clip

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What is a 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.

Add Audio Waveform to Video Screenshot

How to add a waveform or sound wave to a video online

Add Audio Waveform to Video
  1. Upload your video and select elements

    Upload a video from your own device or paste a link to a video from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc. Then, click Elements in the upper toolbar.

  2. Add your waveform

    Choose “Add a Waveform” from the left-hand menu when you’ve uploaded your audio. Adjust the style, position, and color of your audio waveform.

  3. Edit, export, and share

    When your 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!

Adding a waveform to your video

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 waveforms to your work, it can help your audience stay engaged with the video while they are listening to what is playing.

Waveforms may seem like something that would be difficult to add to your content but with Kapwing, they can be added with just a few clicks. Kapwing is a simple but powerful multimedia editor that lets you add audio waveforms to your videos. Not only is it powerful, it's completely online and free to get started. Just add a video or audio track to your project, select “Elements” in the left-hand toolbar. Under the waveform section you can select which waveform style you want and then 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!

Your Sound, Your Style
Make your wave your way by adjusting your audiogram's color, position, and speed. Plus, you can choose between a classic waveform style and a stacked “bars” style to bring your own touch to your project.
Share Anywhere
Show your waveform videos anywhere on social media directly from Kapwing. Audiograms draw attention to what you're saying, so your friends & followers can stop scrolling and listen. Kapwing's customizable waveforms let you bring your audio or podcast content to life.
Add To Any Video
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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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you add a waveform 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 a waveform of 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.

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