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Music Visualizer

Add professional-looking music and audio visualizations to your videos. Create waveforms, audiograms, and more in just a few clicks.
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Add sound wave art to videos with our audio visualizer

Music and audio are challenging formats to promote and distribute. Music has established platforms—podcasts do too. But social media platforms, the primary places that communities get built, aren't as friendly to audio. So, what can you do?

Clever brands, musicians, and podcasters have turned to audio visualizations: a format that pairs a visual that adapts to the audio being played. If you used tools like Kapwing's sound wave generator, or if you've seen a podcast "audiogram" before, then you've come across this visual style.

Music visualizers create sound-responsible videos or GIFs, which means the sound wave responds to the instrumental or vocals present on an audio track—in real time. Sometimes, these audio visualizations are paired with subtitles or other text content to transform a simple audio file into a multimedia experience that can be seen, read, and listened to.

What are music visualizers good for? Well, you can preview upcoming music online via social and video platforms. But that's not all. Podcasts benefit from sound visualizations because they're a great way to clip audio from longer shows and turn them into short, shareable videos for social media. And with Kapwing, creating a music visualization is easy. Just upload your files, select our sound wave tools, and you're ready to go.

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How to make a music visualizer

How to make a music visualizer
  1. Upload an audio or video file
    Upload your file to the Kapwing video editor. If it's an audio file, you can move to the next step. If it's a video file, you'll need to convert it to an MP3 using our file conversion tools in the editor.
  2. Create an audio visualization
    Click on the 'Convert to waveform' button on the right side of the editor. Customize your music or audio visualization by changing the aspect ratio or video canvas size, adjusting the colors, or choosing a visual style. You can also trim the audio or otherwise change the duration of your music visualization.
  3. Export and share
    Select the 'Export Project' button in the top right once you're done tweaking the music visualizer. Your file will now export and download as an MP4; perfect for sharing across all popular video and social platforms. That's it, you're done!

Visualize music and audio for mesmerizing videos

Get noticed with audio spectrums and sound-responsive visuals

Have you ever caught yourself staring at those pulsating graphs in music videos, podcast snippets, or karaoke clips? They're called audio waveforms: simple, but compelling graphs representing an audio file's frequency and amplitude. Waveforms jazz up content, adding a professional flare that stops viewers from scrolling.

Picture mindlessly browsing through TikTok or YouTube. You stumble across a podcast or lyric video where you can visually track the sound waves; that's the magic of waveforms. Enter: video editing with Kapwing. Kapwing is your one-stop solution for infusing audio waveforms into your video content. Drop a video or audio track into your project, choose your preferred waveform style under "Elements", and voila: your audio file takes on a new visual form.

Customize your music videos or add visual effects

Our audio visualizer allows for a full range of customization options. Customize your waveform's color, style, position, size, and then take it further. Add text, subtitles, transitions, and more. With Kapwing, your content will command attention, both audibly and visually.

Add stock or custom music and use Kapwing's auto subtitle generator to create word-by-word captions that serve as lyrics—you can even upload custom fonts. Or, overlay your music sound wave with various built-in video templates and effects to apply an aesthetic that feels picture-perfect for your personal or corporate brand.

A full editing suite for musicians and podcasters

Kapwing is much more than an online music visualizer. Our online video and audio editor is a fully-featured suite of modern, intuitive tools designed to scrub out background noise, unlock a bevy of unique audio effects, and even transform your audio files into eye-catching visual waveforms.

No more being swamped with complex audio editing tasks. Whether you're fine-tuning podcasts, harmonizing music, or creating content for Instagram and YouTube, Kapwing's has you covered. Got a raw audio file or song with pesky background noise? Kapwing will wipe it out with aplomb.

Best of all, our tools are absolutely free, accessible on any device. In a few clicks, our powerful online audio editor lets you master music, voice recordings, ringtones, and more without the fuss of downloading bulky audio editing software.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add a music visualizer to a video?

1. Open the Kapwing editor. 2. Upload your audio file. 3. Click on the audio layer you want to visualize. 4. Select the 'Convert to waveform' opinion on the right side of the editor. 5. Edit your sound wave visual with different styles and colors. 6. Download and export your music visual as a video file.

Can I add effects to an audio visualizer?

You can with Kapwing. First create your audio visualizer and then spruce it up with various filters, background images, effects, or try some of our AI-powered tools to generate entirely new content.

What's the best music visualizer?

Kapwing is the internet's #1 free video and audio editor. Our music visualizer tools are user-friendly and easy to use—and you can edit videos and audio straight from your browser.

What file types work best for an audio visualizer?

Kapwing works with all popular audio formats. We export your sound wave visual to MP4 as that's the best format for online video, and strikes the right balance between quality and file size.

How else can I edit my audio?

You can trim, clean, filter, add music and sounds, or remove awkward silences from your audio with Kapwing's free audio tools. Perfect for podcasting, recording vocals, or cleaning up the audio layer in one of your videos.

What's different about Kapwing?

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