how to add sound effects to video

If you are a fan of cartoons like Pokemon or Tom&Jerry, you will be fascinated by those dramatic but accurate sound effects. Some of the sound effects make you laugh, some of them make you feel melancholy. So if you're making a video or film too, don't forget to add some sound effects to make your video more attractive.

No matter you're making a long movie, a short video, or even just shooting a vine you can make it stand out by adding some sound effects. In the following parts, I'm going to show you some of the best ways to add sound effects to video.

How to Add Sound Effects to Video on Mac/PC

Speaking of sound effects, it could be tedious finding accurate ones on the internet. Once you find the one you want, you may have to pay a decent amount of money to get it. But in TunesKit AceMovi, you can get many sound effects within the software and apply them directly to your video project. There's even more than that, you can edit each one of the sound effects to make it perfectly fit into your video.

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TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor is a one-stop video editor that provides multiple effects and transitions. As a well-rounded video editor, AceMovi is mounted with features like split screen, filters, animations, texts, and music library. The user-friendly interface is self-explanatory so that users can easily find what they want even without the text instructions. You can add the inbuilt sound effects directly to your video and edit them to fit your video without any limitation.


TunesKit AceMovi Video Editor

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  • Basic and advanced features that make your video better
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  • A variety of output options to choose from format, device, social platform
  • Add sound effects to video in just a few steps


Next up, I'm going to show you how to add sound effects to video in TunesKit AceMovi. Before you add text to your video, make sure that you have already installed TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, this software currently supports Windows and Mac systems.

Add Video Files to TuneKit AceMovi

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Open TunesKit AceMovi on your computer, then import your video to the AceMovi media box by dragging and dropping. Or you can click the Import button to add video files.

Add Video to the Timeline

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Drag and drop the video to the timeline so that you can do further editing. You may want to drag the slider above the timeline to zoom in/out the timeline so that you can edit your video more easily.

Add Sound Effects to Video

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Click on the audio icon audio icon and then click Sound Effects. Before adding sound effects to your video, you can double-click on them to preview. Then drag and drop the sound effects to the timeline.

Edit Your Sound Effects

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Click on the sound effect track on the timeline and then go to the top right panel, you can adjust the volume, add fade in and fade out effects. Also you can use the equalizer to adjust the frequencies so that the sound effect can fit into the video.

On the timeline, you can drag the sound effect to the exact position you want it to be in the video. To change the length of the sound effect, hover your mouse over the start or the end of it and then arrow to adjust the duration.

Export Video

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Once done editing your video, click the Export button on the middle left and export your video. Click the Settings, you'll be able to choose the output parameters. And by clicking the Change button, you can change the output location.

FAQ: How to Add Sound Effects to YouTube Video

If you're making a video and want to upload it on YouTube, you can also use the TunesKit AceMovi to edit and add sound effects to your video. One thing you need to take note of is that when you export the video, you can choose YouTube so that AceMovi will apply the best resolution for YouTube. The exported video can be directly shared on YouTube without any further adjustments.

How to Add Sound Effects to Video on Phone

You can also add sound effects to video on your phone. In this part, I'm going to show you how to do it on iPhone and Android phones.

Add Sound Effects to Video in iMovie on iPhone


With the default video editing app iMovie, you can easily add sound effects to your video on iPhone:

Step 1: Open iMovie on your iPhone, then open the video project.

Step 2: Move the playhead to the point where you want to add sound effect.

Step 3: Tap the Add Media button, then tap Audio.

Step 4: Tap Sound Effects, you can preview the effect by tapping it before add it to the timeline.

Step 5: Add the sound effect to your video, then save the video to your phone.

Best Apps for Android Phone to Add Sound Effects to Video

On the Android phone, you can install a third-party video editing app to add sound effects to your video, here we'll compile some of the best apps to add sound effects:


InShot is a free video editor for Android phones. It has many useful features like trim & cut video, blur background, add music, transition effects, text and emoji and filters. It also includes a range of effects to add to your videos, you can apply the built-in audio effects directly to your video. Additionally, InShot optimizes your saved videos for use on social media.

KineMaster Pro

KineMaster Pro has support for multiple audio tracks and has the tool for recording a voice-over. It has a clean user-friendly interface to edit video. To add sound effects to your video, you can download the sound effect to your phone and then upload it to KineMaster to edit.

VideoShow Video Editor

VideoShow Video Editor is an easy-to-use video editor for Android phones. With this movie maker, making memes, creating video or slideshow with photo, picture, music, sticker and sound effect is easy and fun. This app has built-in sound effects so you can directly add them to your video.

Bottom Line

Adding sound effects to video is not a difficult job, you can do this in the app on your computer or phone. If you want to add sound effects to video online, there also are websites like Kapwing and Clideo. But to get the best sound effects and make them perfectly fit into the video, TunesKit AceMovi is the first choice.