How to Make A Sound on TikTok (Even Using Your Own Sound)

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Sound, or music, must be the indispensable element to a attracting TikTok Video. A proper sound would add glamour to and help the TikTok video gain hundreds and thousands of views and likes.

And this post here is exactly helping with the job of adding a sound to a TikTok video. In this post, you will learn how to make a sound on TikTok in three different situations, directly choosing from the app's music library, using your own sound, and adding not just one but multiple sounds. Now let's dive right in.

Part 1. How to Make A Sound on TikTok Within Its Music Library

Tip: We know that most users who came to this page were mainly looking for the way to upload their own sound to TikTok, and if so are you, please directly jump to the second part for the solutions.

Honestly, adding a sound to a TikTok video using the songs from its music library is kind of easy and basic. However, considering the newcomers, we think that it is quite necessary and worthwhile to show how do it. And here are the steps. Check them now.

Step 1. Get your recorded video file prepared.

Launch the TikTok app and choose the Me menu in its bottom right corner. Click one the + button in the middle and record a video which you plan to upload to TikTok.

Step 2. Select a trendy song from the library.

Now choose the Sounds button on the screen, which will have some recommendations for you. You can also tap the More button to bring up the music menu in full.

Step 3. Locate the part of the song which will be added to the video.

After you choose a song which you prefer, now you can move the soundwaves at the bottom to the left or right, to choose which part of the song that you want to combine with your video. Tap the check-mark to add the sound to the video.

Step 4. Finish the rest steps.

Now you just need to continue with the TikTok prompts to finish the uploading.

Part 2. How to Make Your Own Sound on TikTok

First of all, you need to know that the TikTok app only allows users to add the songs saved in its music library. If you cannot find a perfect music for your TikTok video in the library, but really want to upload your own sounds, or someone else's sounds, we need some other third party apps to help us with this. In this part, we will name a few of them, surely with the detailed how-tos, for both mobile (Android and iOS) users and computer users.

Please remember this: either of them, mobile tool or desktop tool, has its own advantages. Mobile apps will enable you to directly process the file on your iPhone or Android phone, obviously. It means that after processing, you will be able to directly upload it to the TikTok. However, they will be not as powerful as desktop applications in video editing ability. So choose the one which perfectly suits for you.

On Android and iOS Devices:

For Android and iOS users, what we recommend is KineMaster. Here is a little introduction to it. I have to say, KineMaster is the video editing app with most editing features. Some of them are even only seen on desktop tools. In specifics,

  • Add your own sound to TikTok video, including voiceovers, background music, and even some sound effects.
  • Trim, splice, and crop your TikTok video.
  • Reverse your TikTok video.
  • A bunch of video layer options, like images, stickers, special effects, text, and handwriting.
  • Make time lapse and slow motion effects for the TikTok video by the speed controller feature.
  • Color filters.
  • The weekly updating KineMaster Asset Store provides your with music, clip graphics, fonts, stickers, transitions.
  • And more...

Notice: There will be some extra fees for some advanced features, or if you do not like and want to remove the watermark and ads.

Here are the steps to use KineMaster to upload your own sound to TikTok.

Notice: I did it on an iPhone with the corresponding screenshots. However, there is no need to worry about for Android users. The layout on Android is just as same as that on iOS.

Step 1. Use your Android device to record a video which you want to share on TickTok, and at the same time, get your sound file prepared. Surely, you can also do it in the KineMaster app if want to add voiceovers or the songs saved in the app.

Step 2. Launch the app on your mobile device. It looks like this (image below). Sorry about that I am not gonna show you every function in it here, but I am just going to walk you through the things related to add a sound to TikTok video. So now click on the plus-like button to import the TikTok video and the sound file from your device.

import TikTok video into KineMaster

Step 3. Then it would ask you to choose one aspect ratio from these options: 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 4:3, 3:4, 4:5, and 2.35:1. And the perfect one for TikTok is 9:16. 1:1 can be also chosen, but the whole screen will not be fully taken.

choose aspect ratio for TikTok video in KineMaster

Step 4. Then it will lead you to the photo library. Select the video file and tap Done button into the editing window. Tap the Media menu by which we can add the TikTok video into the timeline.

import TikTok video into KineMaster timeline - step 1

Step 5. Now choose All under the Albums menu.

import TikTok video into KineMaster timeline - step 2

Step 6. Select the TikTok video file and it would be inserted into the timeline. Click on the < Video button back to the main editing window.

import TikTok video into KineMaster timeline - step 3

Step 7. Now it is time to add the sound to the TikTok video. Choose the Audio button to import the audio file which we have loaded in the second step. If you want record a voiceover, please just choose the REC button.

add the sound into KineMaster timeline - step 1

Step 8. After you choose the Audio button, now you are in the sound album. Scroll down to the Songs folder and select the file. Or you can also tap the house-like button into the KineMaster Asset Store and download some music you like. Here I downloaded a music file named Water Park. I will use it for presentation. Tap the Add menu and it will be imported into the timeline.

add the sound into KineMaster timeline - step 2

Step 9. Now you will see both TikTok video file and audio file in the timeline. Tap the sound and KineMaster will show you a bunch of editing features which you can use to polish the file, like Mixer, Reverb, Ducking, Loop, Trim/Split, etc. The most common one that we will use is the Trim/Split feature. It can help us to remove the part we dislike. If you want to locate a specific part of the sound to the TikTok video, you can firstly move the yellow head to adjust, and then apply the Trim/Split feature to do removing job. You can also trim a song to just part of the video, and find another song for the rest part of video. For multiple music added to the TikTok video, you will see the details in the third part. After finishing the editing part, just choose the Check button back to the main editing window.

edit the TikTok sound in KineMaster

Step 10. Now we can export the edited TikTok video, if you have anything else to do with it. Check the Export button, which will lead you to the export settings.

export TikTok video in KineMaster - step 1

Step 11. Choose the resolution and frame rate, and then just click on the Export button to finish. And after exporting, you can now show it to your TikTok fans.

export TikTok video in KineMaster - step 2

On Windows 10 and Mac Computers:

On desktop, we recommend you Kapwing. Kapwing is an online platform designed for people to make creative stuff with video and audio files. We put it on this list, because it is easy to use, especially for the video editing new-comers. And it requires no downloads. People don't have to install a application on their computers. Anyway, check how to use it for making your own TikTok sound.

Step 1. Still, please get your TikTok video and the sound file prepared.

Step 2. Open its Add Audio to Video tool in your browser on the computer. Then choose the Upload button to import the TikTok video into it. It also allows users to directly paste an online video URL for processing. But I am not gonna encourage you to do like that.

upload TikTok video to Kapwing

Step 3. After importing the TikTok video, you are now in the editing page. Then import the sound file.

upload TikTok audio to Kapwing

Step 4. Now you can edit the sound file. There are mainly 4 functions. You move the audio play head to somewhere, and then click on the Remove button which will cut off the part before the play head.

4 main functions of Kapwing

Step 5. Trim audio. Move both play heads of the audio track to locate the part which you want, or you can also do it by inputting the Start and End time. Click the Trim Audio button back to the previous screen.

trim TikTok audio in Kapwing

Step 6. Adjust Volume. There you can set both TikTok video and audio volume by dragging the white dot. Click the Done button back to the main editing window.

adjust TikTok video and audio volume

Step 7. Loop audio. If the period of the sound is not as long as the video, you can choose this feature, and the audio will loop until the end of the TikTok video. After you finish all settings, just click on the Create button.

export edited TikTok video in Kapwing

Part 3. How to Add Multiple Sounds to TikTok Video

Sometimes, users are not just satisfied with single one sound track within their TikTok video. And to make it more unique and eye&ear-catching, multiple sound tracks would be a great option. And in this part, you will learn how to make it.

We have shown you how KineMaster adds one sound to a TikTok video in the part above. However, we have not told you about that, in fact, KineMaster can also help you with the multiple sounds job. Check how it finishes it.

Step 1. First, repeat the steps 1 - 8 in the part above to have one sound track added to the TikTok video. To insert another one or more, just tap the Add button for another sound file. Then after importing, choose the Check menu back to the editing screen.

add multiple sounds to TikTok video in KineMaster

Step 2. Edit the added sounds. It will be just as same as the previous Step 9 in the part above. It may be a little more difficult, since there are 2 sounds or more to be processed.

edit the TikTok sounds in KineMaster

Step 3. Then just follow the previous Step 10 and Step 11 to export the edited TikTok video and upload it to the social app.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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