It's Easy to Make an Original Sound on TikTok — Here's How

Sara Belcher - Author

Sep. 1 2021, Published 7:32 p.m. ET

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Popular video-sharing app TikTok is home to countless trends (both good and bad) and is a hub of creativity for many Gen Z and millennial creators. If you're not familiar with the app, there can be a learning curve when it comes to creating content.

At certain times, you'll want to upload your own audio to the app to add to your videos. Here's how to make an original sound on TikTok.

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Here's how to make an original sound on TikTok and upload your own audio.

TikTok is filled with original audios to add to your videos, but sometimes you need to create your own. Whether you want to share your own original creation or upload your own version of popular audio for your own trend, there are a variety of reasons you would want to have your own original ones for your videos.

It's actually pretty easy to make your own audio on the app. To start, make sure you have your audio already saved to your phone as a video.

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You can use any third-party apps to make your audio or record it on your phone regularly, depending on what kind of audio you're looking to upload.

Upload your video to TikTok by selecting the "+" sign in the center of the bottom bar. Click "Upload" and select your video from your camera roll. Progress to the end of the upload process, but before you post the video, edit the privacy settings on it.

Make sure you change your video from "public" to "private" so only you can see it. Once your video is posted, go to your profile and select the lock button to view your private videos.

Select the video you just uploaded and click on the audio at the bottom. Then, you should be able to make more videos using that sound.

If you can't make more videos with that sound for some reason, temporarily set the video to public until there are other videos made with the sound. Then it should remain available.

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Here's how to do a voiceover on TikTok.

Doing a voiceover on a TikTok video is actually a lot easier than you would think. Thanks to the built-in editing features in the app, you can add a voiceover to your video while still in the app, streamlining the process greatly.

To start, record your video, or upload it from your camera roll, as explained above. Edit your video clips until they fit within the time restraints for TikTok and add any additional effects you want.

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Once the video is edited to your liking, select the "Voiceover" option on the right-hand side. The video will play back at a regular pace, and you can record the voiceover as it plays. You can stop and start the voiceover as you need to and delete clips where necessary.

Once you've recorded the voiceover to your liking, be sure to adjust the audio levels for your video using the audio settings in the bottom left corner of the editing screen so that both your voiceover and background music can be heard.

Add captions and publish your video when you've watched it back and ensured it's edited to your liking.

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