Add music to video

You can quickly easily add music to your videos with Descript’s video editor. Whether you shot in a studio or with your iPhone, adding music will make your YouTube video more captivating. Uploading and exporting are a breeze, and with Descript's social video features you can make clips of your video podcast, vlog, or whatever for TikTok and Instagram Video in no time.

The easiest tool to put music over videos

Light and sound are the atomic units of filmmaking. When you’re video editing, background music makes your video more immersive, sends emotional cues to your viewers, and heightens your storytelling. Think of it as a sound effect. Grab a song from your iTunes music library and get started. You'll be adding songs to all your videos in no time.

The easiest tool to put music over videos

Step 1

Upload your chosen video files to Descript and decide which music tracks you want to pair.

Step 2

Start editing. Easily mix audio and video levels, add multiple music tracks or other audio files (like voiceover narration). Descript’s trimming and clip speed tools are perfect for beat synchronization.

Step 3

Export and share your video on social media. Descript even has an export feature that uploads directly to YouTube.

The easiest tool to put music over videos

Light and sound are the atomic units of filmmaking. When you’re video editing, background music makes your video more immersive, sends emotional cues to your viewers, and heightens your storytelling. Think of it as a sound effect. Grab a song from your iTunes music library and get started. You'll be adding songs to all your videos in no time.

What makes Descript the best choice?

Transitions

Fade and crossfade from background music, voiceover narration, Foley sound effects, and more. Descript also makes trimming your audio and syncing your video seamless — even if you’re not a trained pro.

Keyframe animation

Add cues across the timeline to adjust both your sound and video. You can quickly zoom and pan to details in the video just  by dragging your content around the frame. You can control speed, scale, position, orientation, and opacity manually or through inputs in a side panel. It’s easy and intuitive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add songs to a video?

Laying audio under video is as simple as dragging the music file(s) into the script next to the text you want them to accompany, or on to the timeline where you want them to play. From there, you can edit your video just like a doc, by editing the text in the transcript.

How do I make background music?

Suppose you want music that’s a mood and not overpowering your voiceover. It’s easy to dial levels and even apply multiple filters to affect EQ and dynamics so that it blends perfectly with your video’s diegetic noise.

And because of Descript’s non-destructive editing, you don't have to stress over any changes or mistakes you make with your audio — Descript stores and protects your WAV files.

Is Descript’s video editor easy to use?

And how. Descript’s video editing app is super intuitive. Check out our many tutorial videos to see how quickly you can change your approach to editing.

Is Descript free?

Descript’s free video editing features three hours of transcription, full audio and video editing, and unlimited screen recordings. Upgraded pricing options start at $12/month for the Creator package with 10 hours of transcription and watermark-free exports. You can go Pro for $24/month and have 30 hours of transcription and additional features, including custom fonts and unlimited overdub. Contact us for a negotiable Enterprise package with your own dedicated account representative, onboarding, and training.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.