How to change your voice in TikTok: How to trim sound and edit music, available effects

The social network TikTok often changes “the rules of the game”. First, spectacular transitions are trending, a little later – thematic videos with challanges and pranks, and then it’s a stone’s throw from masks and humor. And now another question that keeps bloggers busy is how to change the voice in the TikTok social network and add sound effects instead of visual ones. No mystics or surprises: the necessary feature has been in sight for a long time and is available to every owner of the mobile version of TikTok.

What are the sound effects in TikTok

Publications in the social network TikTok bloggers often change only visually – with stickers, filters and masks that change the appearance. But, in addition to graphical processing, the built-in editor has a category “Voice effects”, which allows you to “find a voiceover” for a particular situation and diversify the recorded video.


The voice is changed with the help of pre-prepared sound presets, superimposed over the original audio track. And the choice is already impressive: in addition to “Echo”, which appeared almost immediately, there is access to “Alien”, “Synthesizer” with a strange and slightly distorted sound, and even “Vibration”, which adds a “shaking” effect. As an experiment, the developers of TikTok offer to activate “Squirrel” (the characters from the cartoon “Alvin and the Chipmunks” communicate similarly), “Baritone”, “Robot” or “Megaphone” if you need to convey an important idea in all possible ways.

Adjust the effects primarily under the entertainment-humorous context: the same “documentary” videos do not sound more eloquent with “E.T.” or “Squirrel” and even confuse the audience incorrectly placed accents and strange atmosphere. Therefore, it is important not to go overboard.

Recording a Video with a Voiceover

The sound effects can handle the task of making a funny video just as well as the built-in graphics editor. The only difference is in the order of action (you will need different tools), and in the necessary equipment. A quality camera is not enough: you need a microphone for voice recording, or at least a room with appropriate acoustics – without noise and extraneous sounds. Otherwise, the audience will not understand the voice experiments and will ask for more details in the description or in the comments.

If there is no problem with finding a microphone and headset, then you have to act like this:

Click on the “plus” at the bottom of the interface and prepare a video of duration from 3 to 60 seconds (you can start processing when a special red checkmark appears next to the “Record” button).


Next – select the item of the vertical list “Voice effects” and proceed to the selection of suitable presets.



Before applying additional sounds, the social network TikTok will first offer to download an item from the list to the internal memory of the smartphone or tablet with iOS or Android operating systems. And then there will be an opportunity to apply the found and partially control it.

If after adding the effects the sound feels strange, unnatural, and even interrupted, then the same procedure described above will help you to remove or even cut the sounds, but instead of “Squirrel”, “Vibration” or “Megaphone”, you must select “Empty”.

How to add and edit music on video in TicTock

If the changes related to adding voice effects to the audio tracks prepared with a microphone, tablet or smartphone are not enough, the section with music will come to the rescue. The developers have a lot of tracks – in addition to “trends” and “top artists,” there is room for additional filters: for dance and sports, in addition to “fashion shows,” from Challenges and memes.

These categories are not the only way to add music, there is a search box and a “Favorites” section, where you can easily add found tracks for “important conversations.


Videos are supplemented with audio tracks in semi-automatic mode. If you select a melody from the list, the video will immediately rebuild, and new sounds will appear in the background.


The final touch is to edit the place where the music appears and, if desired, to change the volume level. Both parameters are available in the vertical list on the right (you need to open the whole menu with a “tick”). Pop-up tips will help you to understand everything further: the volume is adjusted in a couple of taps, and the music is cut off with the help of the playback points set in time.

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