How to Add Sound Effects or Song to a Movie Created in iMovie

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Opening up the star cast with your signature tune, adding in drama with the sound effects, and finishing off with that very motivational musical piece. You can actually create a movie of your own, with all of these elements.

Here’s a guide on how to add music to iMovie in the movie you are creating with the App. If you are just getting started with making a movie on iMovie you can probably read our guide on how to make a iMovie on your iPhone. Following the instructions, you would soon be a champion of excellent movie making.

Simple Steps Showing How to Add Music to iMovie.

Step 1: Create a new Project, or open and existing one to edit.

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Step 2: Add in the media files, as required.

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Step 3: Tap on ‘Audio’ at the bottom right corner of the Media Library.

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Step 4: You can see the options such as the inbuilt ‘Theme Music’, ‘Sound Effects’, and your iTunes ‘Playlists’, ‘Albums’, ‘Artists’ and ‘Songs’.

Step 5: Add the Theme Music that would play along with your video. You can preview the sounds before selecting them.

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Step 6: For any of the frames, you may select the sound effects as needed.

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Step 7: For playing a signature song alongside, go to ‘Songs’ and select your favorite one.

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Step 8: Tap on the music piece on the timeline, and you can change the Speed, Fade it or Trim it, and can also Split or Duplicate the file, as need be.

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Now that perfect motion picture is ready with all the elements that would make it a hit! You can tinker the frames bit by bit and improvise on your skill set. After all, even James Cameroon started from scratch before going on to make Titanic or Avatar.

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