An easy-to-use audio waveform generator

It only takes a click to turn the music visualizer on to make captivating video content from nothing but amplitude. Descript’s audio waveform generator makes sound wave animations for podcasts, tutorials, and everything else you want trending on social media. Download Descript’s free video editing software and have your visuals sing.

Customize your audio using Descript’s waveform video maker

With Descript’s sound wave generator, you can unlock everything you need to make eye-catching visuals from an audio file. The in-app functions allow you to add waveforms and Fancy Captions, then edit them through the transcription interface.

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How to add sound waves to a video

Step 1

Create a new project and add audio content or video files. Descript works with almost any file format. You can add animated GIFs, too, but you won’t have much luck creating a visualizer from something that doesn’t have sounds.

Step 2

As soon as your files are in the workstation, click the “+” symbol in the upper left corner to access the menu of elements. Here’s where you can get creative by adding shapes, progress bars, and waveforms.

Step 3

With your audio fully visualized, smash the “Share” button and select “Export.” Last will be some extra options to determine your pixel dimensions and quality, then finito! You can share your new audio animation with your fans on social media platforms, like TikTok or Instagram.

Customize your audio using Descript’s waveform video maker

With Descript’s sound wave generator, you can unlock everything you need to make eye-catching visuals from an audio file. The in-app functions allow you to add waveforms and Fancy Captions, then edit them through the transcription interface.

Download the app →

All-in-one video and audio editor With Descript

Transitions

When the audio waves get choppy, you can easily add a crossfade to calm those seas.

Shapes

Are your audio animations floating in an empty void? Of course, you can add a background image, but you could save time by just adding a shape in any hex color.

Keyframe animation

Podcasts have the power to move people. Descript gives you the power to move your podcast’s waveform and other elements around the screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add audio waveform animations to my video?

Our audio visualizer is so good that video editors will want to use it for content that already has video. So long as the video has audio, it doesn’t make any difference to us. It’s a cool effect; use it.

Can I make a sound wave animation with just an audio file?

Descript can help you make something great with its audio waveform video generator as soon as you put a WAV file into the workstation. Save yourself time by immediately hitting “Share” and choosing the “Audiogram” export option. We provide audio waveform and video generator templates combined with Fancy Captions that you can instantly share with a link.

Is adding sound waves to video free with Descript?

You can create and share unlimited animated waveforms with Descript’s free version. Upgrade with the $12/month Creator or $24/month Pro subscriptions for more transcription hours, watermark-free uploads, and background images for your audiograms. Contact us to negotiate the Enterprise subscription, with training, onboarding, and a dedicated account representative.

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