The music and sound effects played in the background of videos you edit help set the tone, so it's important to get it right . Enlight Videoleap, an extremely powerful and popular mobile editing tool for iOS, lets you quickly and easily add audio from your iPhone and cloud, but things can still get a little confusing when you have a timeline full of clips.
There is actually a lot you can do with audio in Videoleap for iPhone. You can separate audio from a video clip, add songs from your music app, add sound effects and import audio files from cloud storage. When it comes to editing, you can move tracks, trim them, adjust volume levels, fade them in or out, change speed and pitch, turn them around, add more bass, share them, and more.
: Add audio files to your video
Do you already have a video project open with lots of videos in it? Good. If not, add your videos and photos to a new project timeline and add transitions, animations and text if needed to be a coherent story. Let and sound effects are usually the last things you add when editing clips together, so for the rest of this guide you assume you have a project clearly apart from music and sound effects.
To add music or sound effects beyond the other sound already in the video clips, make sure no clips are selected on the timeline, place the playback head where you want the sound to start on the timeline, and then click "Audio" in the toolbar. From here you have three options for adding new audio tracks. (There is also a fourth option that I will cover, which is available in another way.)
If you want, you can also use Videoleap to edit only audio where you would not have any videos or photos, but when you export, there will be an empty video screen with your sound on top – you cannot export to just one audio file.
Option 1: Add song from your music app
You can add a song or sound clip from your music library whether it comes from the music you synced via iTunes or from Apple Music (with a paid subscription). On the screen Add it is the first tab at the bottom left. If this is the first time you add music, you will be prompted to provide video app access to your Apple Music, your music and video activity, and your media library – select "OK".
If you see "Whoops! Something went wrong" In the first tab instead, you had at some point hit "Do not allow" the necessary authorization prompt. You can also have hand-enabled access after granting it. In any case, you must provide video reading access to audio content. You can do this via "Videoleap" in the settings app. Switch to "Media & Apple Music" and you're ready.
The default category that loads should be "Artists", which displays all the artists you have in your Music Library. You can tap artists to view songs (and how long they are) and listen to a preview by pressing the play button on the song's picture. You can also categorize by clicking "Artists" at the bottom left and selecting "Album" or "Songs" (we will discuss "Files" in the next section).
Once you've found a song or a sound track On your video's timeline, tap the name or plus (+) sign next to it and drop it into a layer above the video layer that begins where the game head is.
Option 2: Add audio clips from your Files App
"Files" is Apple's file management app that was introduced in iOS 11. That's where all your iCloud Drive files can be found, and you can also access data stored in other apps on your iPhone, as well as from connected third-party applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Scan, Baidu Cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
Click on the lower right tab of the screen Add then select files. "If you have any audio files in the Files app, either in iCloud or a third party storage app, you will find them here. a third party app or files that other apps have saved, make sure that the "Browse" tab is selected, which is for iCloud Drive, and then press "Places" at the top left.
No matter what storage device for online storage you is in, you will not be able to preview audio clips or songs – you can see small details about them and tap them to add them to the layer above the video layer and start where the game head is.
Option 3: Add Audio Effects from Video Leaps  Finally, you can add in-app sound effects to your videos by clicking the "Sound Effects" tab at the bottom right of the screen Add . You have 11 categories to choose from: Action, Animals, Bleep, Cartoon, Holidays, Instruments, Objects, People, Sci-Fi, Trailers and Video Games. Each category holds from a few sounds to over twenty. Most sound effects are just a few seconds long.
Press the play button to hear a sound effect preview. If you like it, tap the name or plus (+) sign next to it, add it will be imported to the layer above the video layer where the start game is.
If you have a video file that contains a sound effect that you want, or if you want the entire audio track in the timeline without the attached video, it is quite possible. On the timeline, press the red and white plus sign (+) to open the screen Add .
You can choose between your videos with the lower left tab. Tap that tab to view more albums to refine your search. As in option 2, you can also add videos from the Files app in this way. On the lower right tab you can choose between stock videos, but not all videos have audio tracks. Once you have found a video you want, click it to add it to the timeline.
Next, tap the video in the timeline so that it is selected and then tap "Audio" on the toolbar. From the next set of tools shown, you can press "Unlink" to separate the audio into its own track from the video. Then select the video clip again and press "Delete" from the toolbar. You can also press and hold the video and drag it to the trash.
Before we begin editing tools, you should know how to move and trim the sound. To move around, press and hold the blue music icon above the sound clip, and then drag it to the left or right. If you want to cut the sound, tap the music icon to select the track, then press the left or right arrow at both ends and drag inwards to where you want to trim it. You can also trim the sound the same way, just move it out.
To delete the audio clip, press it to select it and then tap "Delete" from the toolbar. Alternatively, you can press and hold the audio clip and drag it to the trash.
Now that you have selected the sound to be added to your video clip, it is time to touch the tools available in Videoleap. Touch the music icon above the audio clip to select it and display the audio editing toolbar. Using these tools, you can adjust volume levels, mute the sound, tone the sound, change speed and pitch, and more.
The "Volume" setting is at 100 but can be lowered to zero (muted) or increased to 500 (properly blown, distorted sound) by dragging the white field to the left or right on the slider shown. Instead of dropping the volume to zero, you can also press "Mute" in the toolbar to mute the sound.
"Fade" lets you weaken the sound in or out. The sound "Fade Out" causes the audio clip end to soften until it is no longer heard, while "Fade In" causes the audio clip's beginning to become increasingly loud until the sound reaches full volume. Move the white bar on the slider to the right to increase the length of the bleaching, left to decrease. Using bleaching helps you give your sound a more professional sound, cleaner than just throwing a song on a video and not editing it.
Using the "Speed" tool, you can increase the speed from the default value of "x1" to "x5" (five times as fast) or reduce it to "x0.12" (about one tenth of normal speed ). Doing this increases or decreases the time taken by the audio clip in the timeline. This can be used to correct audio that has the wrong speed, match the sound closer to the video speed or touch the sound in the sound.
If you change the speed, you can use the "Change pitch" tool to keep the speed and the original pitch, the latter being usually affected when the speed is changed. For example, if you slow down the sound speed, the pitch will also fall. "Change Pitch" normalizes the pitch and takes it back to the original sound, while maintaining slower speed.
When "Change Pitch" is used on a song, the instruments will have a changed pitch, but the vocals will return to the original sound. On its own, "Change Pitch" does nothing; You need to change the speed of this feature to work. You can press "Keep Pitch" to reset the changes.
The "Reverse" setting does exactly what you think – it reverses your sound. Reverse sound makes an excellent background for a bulky or horror-inspired video. You can also use it to turn the reverse sound to normal.
Option 5: Equalizer  With "Equalizer" you can adjust the EQ for your sound using the Bass +, Bass, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic, Treble + and Treble options. Use a preset to accentuate the specific sound so that it shines more. If you add more bass, your speakers will be heard while an acoustic EQ will provide the warmth of your sound. Play around with EQs to see what each brings to your sound. You can only use one.
With the tool "Split" you can cut the track anywhere, giving you two different sections that can be played without interruption if they are next to each other. It is useful if you want to add a transition or animation to only a certain part of the sound. Also, to delete parts of the sound, especially a section in the middle.
To divide the track, move the playhead to the section where you want to cut and press "Split". If you want to remove some of the sound in the middle, move the playback head again and press "Split" where you need it. Then you can remove the part in the middle and combine the other two parts if needed.
Option 7: Duplicate  To create an exact copy of an audio clip, use the "Duplicate" tool. It will create another layer, so just use this if needed, mainly because the free version of Videoleap only allows three layers maximum. Duplication is useful for superimposing an audio clip with an effect over the original audio clip for some unusual sounds. It is also useful if you need the clip again and do not want to import it again.
Press "Delete" to get rid of an audio clip. Alternatively, instead of using the toolbar, you can press and hold the audio clip, and then drag it to the trash. If you have shared a clip, you can use this tool to get rid of just one part of the track and not the whole thing.
If you want to change the sound changes over time, you can take advantage of the keyframes feature. For example, if you increase the volume slowly slowly, you can set some key images (with the diamond icon with the plus sign) and increase the volume as you move across the timeline. If you want to learn more about key images, check out our in-depth guide.
This article has been produced under the Gadget Hack's special coverage on smartphone-based video creator tips for filming and editing.
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