To add music or sound effects to your Clipchamp video, you can either use the Add Media plus button or drag and drop the file from your computer into the Your Media tab.

If you would like to add audio from the stock library instead, please see: Adding stock music and audio.

Clipchamp currently does not support recording of audio only using your computer's microphone however, we are working on adding this feature.

NOTE: You can also add computer-generated voiceovers to your projects using our text-to-speech voiceover feature.


How to add an audio file from your computer

You can add audio to your project from your computer in two different ways:

Option 1. Drag and drop the file into the Your Media tab

Unser dragging and dropping a audio file into the media box


Option 2. Click the Plus icon to add your media

Click the "+" (plus/add) icon.

Close up of the plus icon to add your media

Then click Browse my files, or your online storage like Google Drive or Zoom, and choose a file from your computer.

Close up of browse my files pull out tab

Close up of audio files to select

Click Open. The audio file will now appear in your media library. To start working with the file, add it to the timeline (see below).


How to add audio to the timeline

Once the new audio file appears in the Your media tab drag and drop it into the timeline below your video track. 

Moving picture of user dragging and dropping audio file onto the timeline below the video

A new audio track will appear with the file in it.

Close up of audio file on the timeline


How to trim or split audio to fit

You can move, split or trim the audio clip to fit the length of your video or adjust it to your preferred length. 

For example, in the below example we've zoomed out, moved the white cursor where the video ends, clicked on the audio clip (so it's highlighted), and then clicked split (the scissor icon in the top left).

Moving picture of user trimming audio file on the timeline

Then we clicked on the remaining part of the audio and hit the delete key to delete it.

Moving picture of user deleting unwanted audio file on the timeline using the trash can symbol

Now, the audio will only play until the end of the video.


Try it out

Head over to Clipchamp to try out the audio features.

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