Add hypnotic sound waves to your content

Create sound waves with your voice. A sound wave app can add a visualization of the sounds and rhythms of your voice to a video, whether you’re using it for a special occasion or to promote a podcast. Download Descript’s video editor for free and make your voice seen with its sound wave maker.

Make animated sound waves with Descript

Social media is a visual medium. As a content creator, you're competing for people’s attention as they scroll various feeds on iPhones, Androids, and laptops. So to promote a podcast, you may want to consider posting a video file to stand out on social. You can add a waveform with Descript to transform an audio file into a visually captivating video post.

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How to use Descript’s sound wave generator

Step 1

Once you create your project, you can start uploading content to the workstation. Descript works with most audio, video, and image formats, so drop in some WAVs and a few options for a background image.

Step 2

Click the plus sign on the screen’s upper left to open the menu for elements to add to your video, and select “Waveform.” That will drop an SVG audio waveform into your video’s frame. Adjust the duration by dragging it to cover less or more of your clip. Use the Clip Inspector panel to adjust the design of your sound wave, including the color, style, and stroke width.

Step 3

After crafting your waveform video, click the “Share” button and select “Export.” You can upload it directly to YouTube or create an MP4 file to share elsewhere.

Make animated sound waves with Descript

Social media is a visual medium. As a content creator, you're competing for people’s attention as they scroll various feeds on iPhones, Androids, and laptops. So to promote a podcast, you may want to consider posting a video file to stand out on social. You can add a waveform with Descript to transform an audio file into a visually captivating video post.

Download the app →

Ride the sound wave with Descript

Cloud backup

Ever make an editing decision you regret? Descript protects you from yourself by backing up all of your changes as you go. Whenever you want, you can refer to a deleted sequence. Scroll through your version history to confirm that you made the right choice.

Works offline

An online editor is great until the power goes out. With Descript, you can keep editing on your laptop for hours even when you get disconnected from WiFi. Don't worry — Descript will automatically sync your changes as soon as they fish the kite out of the power lines.

Shared folders

If you're working with a team, sharing digital downloads over Dropbox can be cumbersome, not to mention expensive once you need to get more storage space. Descript keeps your up-to-date files on its cloud, so everyone has access to what they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Descript have sound wave image templates?

If you're not feeling confident as a designer, you can skip the instructions above and have Descript's sound wave creator make you an audiogram that will publish to your Descript account. This feature combines a waveform with Descript's Fancy Captions (think of them as dynamic subtitles). You can still decide on colors, but the layouts are clean, and the process is much faster. Share your audiogram with a link or a QR code.

Can I add a sound wave visualizer to videos?

As with audio content, videos with some visual interest are more likely to keep an audience engaged. Descript’s sound wave video generator works the same way with video as it does with audio. Give your viewers a little extra something to gaze at with eye-catching audio waveforms.

Can I convert a voice recording to sound wave for free with Descript?

You can use Descript's sound wave creator for unlimited free uploads, and your first three hours of transcription are on us. Want more transcription with watermark-free uploads and custom backgrounds for audiograms? Upgrade to the $12/month Creator subscription for 10 hours monthly or get 30 hours with the $24/month Pro subscription. Reach out to negotiate pricing for the Enterprise subscription, including onboarding, training, and your own 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.