Lyric Video Maker

Making lyric videos has never been this simple. Whether you’re a musician, singer, or rapper, Descript is the lyric video maker you need to blend audio and visual elements into beautiful lyric videos or music videos that bring your songs to life. Get started for free.

How to create a lyric video synced to music

Step 1

Upload your song & add your lyrics

In a new Descript project, drag and drop your song file to upload it, which will generate a transcript of the lyrics synced to the voices to save time. Non-speaker audio—or wordless media—will be represented by a waveform in your script. The accuracy and syncing of the initial transcription will depend on factors like the clarity of the vocals, however you can fine-tune in the next step. Alternatively, you can manually paste your lyrics into Descript’s text editor and add them as text layers throughout your video.

Step 2

Sync & style your lyrics

You can fix transcription errors by highlighting the text and using Correct mode to edit just the words, or tweak the timing of the lyrics by dragging the wordbar in the timeline to add or remove space around specific words. Click the Text tool icon and select Captions to add an animated text layer containing the lyrics pulled from your transcript. You can select different styles, like Karaoke captions to highlight the current word, or change the color and font. 

Step 3

Edit your lyric video

You’re one step closer to creating perfectly-timed lyrics. All that's left is to add visuals. You can add a single background image for your entire video, or add a ‘/’ in your transcript wherever you want to create a new Scene, then click the Media icon to add videos or images that reflect the lyrics in each Scene. When your lyric video is ready, click Publish to download the file to your computer and upload to social media platforms, share your music video online with a web link, or publish it directly to your YouTube channel.

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Lyric Video Maker

Making lyric videos has never been this simple. Whether you’re a musician, singer, or rapper, Descript is the lyric video maker you need to blend audio and visual elements into beautiful lyric videos or music videos that bring your songs to life. Get started for free.

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How to create a lyric video synced to music
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Step 1
Upload your song & add your lyrics

In a new Descript project, drag and drop your song file to upload it, which will generate a transcript of the lyrics synced to the voices to save time. Non-speaker audio—or wordless media—will be represented by a waveform in your script. The accuracy and syncing of the initial transcription will depend on factors like the clarity of the vocals, however you can fine-tune in the next step. Alternatively, you can manually paste your lyrics into Descript’s text editor and add them as text layers throughout your video.

Step 2
Sync & style your lyrics

You can fix transcription errors by highlighting the text and using Correct mode to edit just the words, or tweak the timing of the lyrics by dragging the wordbar in the timeline to add or remove space around specific words. Click the Text tool icon and select Captions to add an animated text layer containing the lyrics pulled from your transcript. You can select different styles, like Karaoke captions to highlight the current word, or change the color and font. 

Step 3
Edit your lyric video

You’re one step closer to creating perfectly-timed lyrics. All that's left is to add visuals. You can add a single background image for your entire video, or add a ‘/’ in your transcript wherever you want to create a new Scene, then click the Media icon to add videos or images that reflect the lyrics in each Scene. When your lyric video is ready, click Publish to download the file to your computer and upload to social media platforms, share your music video online with a web link, or publish it directly to your YouTube channel.

Eye-catching lyric videos in a fraction of the time
Customizable caption styles & video templates

With Descript, you don’t have to start every video from scratch or manually type and sync lyrics to line up with the audio. Use ready-made caption templates or create your own visual assets to save time on future projects. Speed up your workflow and maintain a visually consistent identity across all your videos. 

Easily sync lyrics with vocals and visuals

You don’t need any video editing experiences to use Descript as a lyric video maker. Use an intuitive text-based video editor with AI-powered features that make lyric video creation a breeze. Forget learning complex video editing software—Descript lets you create both lyric videos or music videos that are ready to publish on multiple platforms, in multiple formats, easily.

AI-powered editor with a built-in stock media library

Industry-leading transcription and captioning features, a built-in library of stock media, and powerful AI features like video background removal, make Descript a complete creative suite for producing videos of any kind. Access an extensive library of ready-made B-roll footage, GIFs, animations, and stock images to turn text and music into engaging lyric videos. 

Questions? We have answers
How do I make a video with just text?

If you don’t have any video footage to work with, you can still make an engaging video with just text. Descript allows you to create scenes where you can add photos, GIFs, animated captions, AI voice overs, transitions, and more to bring text to life.

How do I make a video with a song?

If you’d like to make a video to go with a song, simply import the music you’d like to use, along with images and custom videos, to Descript and you’ll be able to use them in your project. Alternatively, you can add a background video from the built-in media library. 

How do you make a YouTube video with music?

You can make a YouTube video with music and avoid copyright issues by either using your own original music or Descript’s built-in library of royalty-free music. It’s important to note, YouTube has a strict policy for using copyrighted tracks, even if you're making a basic karaoke video.

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