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[Best Guide] How to Add Sound Effects to Video Easily

Jane Zhou posted on Aug 21, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

The sound effect is very important for movies and videos, and it can make the video scene more interesting. More and more vloggers or bloggers are adding sound effects to their videos to make them more attractive. If you want to add sound effects to video but don't know how to do it, you just come to the right place. Here we will share with you five video editor tools and detail on how to apply sound effects to the video. Just continue reading to find more useful information.

How to Add Sound Effects to Video on Windows 10

Want to add sound effects to your video on Windows 10? You need a powerful video editor – EaseUS Video Editor. This video editing software is friendly to all levels of users, especially the novices. It offers you more than 300 sound effects like laughter, game sound, etc.. Using this video editing program, you can create a lot of interesting movies easily and quickly. 

Apart from that, this video editor provides many basic and advanced tools including trimming, splitting, merging, reversing, and many more. While adding sound effects to your video, you can modify your movies with ease as you like.

More stunning features:

  • Easy and intuitive workflow
  • Provide a vast range of special effects, including filters, overlays, and transitions
  • Allow you to add background music to video, remove watermark to your video, add music to GIF, etc.
  • Enable you to record your narrations with the click of a button
  • Support almost all key and popular audio/video/image formats
  • Support various format conversions, like convert MP3 to MP4, convert M4A to MP3, and many more
  • Export videos in particular formats that are compatible with social media platforms

Except the functions mentioned above, EaseUS Video Editor has a lot of other features. Now download it to explore more amazing functions and add sound effects to your video by following the below tutorials.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and choose the aspect ratio of your video.

Choose aspect ratio

Step 2. Click the "Import" option or simply drag the video to the appropriate area. Then drag and drop the video to the timeline. 

Import video

Step 3. Choose the "Music" option on the left bar. Here you can pick any sound effect and apply it to your video.

Add sound effects to video

Step 4. Preview the video with sound effects by clicking the "Play" button. When you are satisfied with your video, select the "Export" option in the toolbar to export the project.

Export video

How to Add Sound Effects to video on Mac

Adobe Premiere Elements is one of the most popular video editing software on Mac. It can assist you in enhancing your video clips with various special effects and editing tools. In addition, it provides different kinds of background music and sound effects to make your video more interesting. Now let’s take a look at how to add sound effects to your video on Mac.

Add sound effects on Mac

Step 1. Download and launch Adobe Premiere Elements, then select and import the video clip that you want to add sound effects to the timeline.

Step 2. Click "Audio" > "Sound Effects" to choose and apply a sound effect from the list.

Step 3. Choose the Play button on a sound effect to listen to the preview. If you are satisfied with it, you can click the sound effect to drag-drop the effect on the Soundtrack.

Step 4. Click on the Play option to view the video clip with the sound effect. Once done, you can export it and save it on your computer.

Try: https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements/features.html#edit

How to Add Sound Effects to Video Online

If you want to edit your video and add sound effects to it without downloading or installing any software on your computer, you can try an online video editor. there are a large number of online video editing tools on the market. Here we will share with you a great online tool – Kapwing.

Kapwing enables you to merge your audio with the video's soundtrack online. Using it, you can add a voiceover, sound effects, or background music to your video without efforts. While adding sound effects to video, you can trim the audio and specify when in a video the music should play. 

Add sound effects to video online

Here is how to add sound effects to video online:

Step 1. Open Kapwing's Add Music to Video tool and upload the video you want to add sound effects.

Step 2. Upload the soundtrack. Using Kapwing, you can import your music or sound directly from YouTube by pasting a link to the video. 

Step 3. Listen to the video preview a few times to make sure it sounds right. Then click "Create Video" to merge the sound with your video clips. Once done, you can share or download the video easily.

Try: https://www.kapwing.com/tools/add-music-to-video

How to Add Sound Effects on Mobile Phone

Now many applications also can help you add sound effects to your video on mobile phones. In this section, we will show you two fantastic apps to assist you in completing the work.

1. iMovie [iPhone]

iMovie is a famous video editing app for iPhone users. It offers many editing tools for you to create wonderful movies. You can cut, split, merge, reverse your clips with this application. Apart from these editing tools, it has a rich media library where you can see a lot of filters, overlays, background music, and sound effects. If you need to add sound effects to your video on your iPhone, you can do the task by checking the following tutorial steps.

Add sound effects to video with iMovie

Step 1. Open iMovie on your iPhone. Import the video project to the timeline, then scroll the timeline so that the playhead appears where you want to add the sound effects.

Step 2. Tap Audio followed by Soundtracks option to browse the built-in sound effects, then pick any one of them and apply it to your video clip. Except the sound effects, you also can add your favorite songs to your video.

Step 3. Preview the video clip with sound effects. If it looks well, just export it and save it on your iPhone.

2. Kinemaster [Android]

Kinemaster is a full-featured video editing application with powerful tools. It allows you to add sound effects, voiceover, background music to your video clip with a few simple steps. besides, this app also enables you to trim, splice, and crop the videos. After editing, you can share your movies to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and many other social media platforms.

Add sound effects to video on Android

Step by step to add sound effects to video:

Step 1. Download Kinemaster on your Android phone and open it.

Step 2. Import the video clip that you want to add sound effects. After that, tap the "Audio" > "SXF Assets" > "Get Sound Effects" in turn. Here you can choose your favorite sound effect and add it to your video.

Step 3. Once done, you can preview the video clip with sound effects, then you can export it on your Android phone.

Try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nexstreaming.app.kinemasterfree&hl=en

The Bottom Line

On this page, you can learn five reliable video editors to help you add sound effects to your video. Which video editing program do you prefer?

For Windows users, we strongly recommend EaseUS Video Editor. This video editing software not only offers rich special effects but provides a lot of basic and advanced editing tools. Even you are a beginner, you also can create marvelous movies with it. Now download it to explore more stunning features about it.

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