Add visual effects to music

Catch your audience’s eyes and their ears (but not their noses) with hypnotic, customizable waveforms. Descript lets you create dynamic music visualizers that react to your audio in real-time, in just a few clicks. Download Descript's free video maker and use its audio visualizer features to make your music come alive.

Try out an audio spectrum visualizer with Descript

If you grew up in the age of media players, you know that visualizer templates could be more engaging than the music itself. Descript lets you bring that hypnotic vibe to your social media videos by giving you the power to create and customize a music visualizer in your clip.

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How to add a music visualizer

Step 1

Start video editing: cutting, pasting, splicing, etc. To create a music visualizer, just hit the “+” button at the top left of the workstation, or press Cmd+K, and type “Waveform.”

Step 2

Customize your waveform’s shape, size, position, shadow, and color on the right panel. You can even move it around the playback window by dragging.

Step 3

Publish your project. Just hit the “Share” button and select “Export.” You choose whether to create a new file for your hard drive, send it directly to your YouTube channel, or post it to Instagram. You can even save it as a GIF.

Try out an audio spectrum visualizer with Descript

If you grew up in the age of media players, you know that visualizer templates could be more engaging than the music itself. Descript lets you bring that hypnotic vibe to your social media videos by giving you the power to create and customize a music visualizer in your clip.

Download the app →

Give your audio the Studio Sound treatment

Audio quality enhancement

Descript has many dynamic, EQ, and creative audio effects. Enjoy full customization, or stick with the presets.

Remove noise and echo

You can automatically improve playback and remove imperfections from start to finish by clicking Studio Sound. It will eliminate background noise and regenerate speakers’ voices, so it sounds like you recorded in a studio, even if you didn’t.

Record anywhere with anything

No matter your mic or room set up, Descript’s AI puts your voice in the studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the point of an MP3 visualizer?

An MP3 visualizer gives your audience something to latch onto if they’re listening to your content on a visual platform, like YouTube or Instagram. Slapping static cover art on your YouTube channel is a wasted opportunity. A beat visualizer on your video syncs to the sounds and rhythm of the audio, giving the eyes something to keep them entertained.

What makes Descript the best music visualizer?

While there are other video editors with more sophisticated music production tools, none make adding visual effects as easy as Descript. Plus, you can craft high-quality podcasts and tutorials directly by editing the transcript — just like a doc — and use Fancy Captions to overlay dynamic subtitles in your favorite fonts.

We added a free music visualizer to give you the option to enhance your audio projects. If you need more advanced effects, you can export your timeline to Apple’s Final Cut or Adobe’s Premiere Pro. But you’ll come back for Overdub (voice cloning — fix audio mistakes just by typing), automatic filler-word removal (”ums,” “uhs” gone in a click), Studio Sound and lightning-fast online publishing.

Is Descript’s music visualizer maker free?

Descript’s free version lets you use the sound visualizer for unlimited uploads with three free transcription hours. For more transcription and watermark-free uploads, you can subscribe to the $12/month Creator or $24/month Pro packages for 10 or 30 monthly hours. Reach out if you’re interested in the Enterprise package. We’ll negotiate pricing that includes 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.