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Add voice-over to video the easy way

Enhance your videos using the power of voice-over. Record and edit audio right within your project in a matter of minutes.

Master voice-over video like a pro

Animoto lets you record your voice from within any existing project. From explainer videos to company intros, inject personality into your brand with narration.

Step 1

Record your voice-over

Select a block you’d like to add voice-over to, then click on the microphone icon. Underneath it, you’ll see a big RECORD button. Click and hold down that button, start talking, and your voice-over will be recorded.

Practice makes perfect. Your recording may not sound like a masterpiece on the first attempt, but that’s okay. Practice a few times to understand the timing, inflection, and volume you’ll need to sound your best.

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Step 2

Time your recording

Try to break up each segment of your voice-over among multiple blocks. That way, your audience isn’t looking at one image or video clip for too long. When using a video clip, keep in mind how long the clip is, so your voice-over fits within that time period.

Use an external microphone. Computer mics usually have poor sound quality. They pick up background noise that can distract from your voice-over. High-quality USB microphones are inexpensive and will significantly improve the quality of your recordings.

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Step 3

Review your recording and optimize

Once you’re done recording the voice-over, go back and make sure it sounds the way you want it to. If you want to re-record, simply delete the voice-over and start the process again. Otherwise, you can start working on other parts of your project, including choosing a soundtrack to complement your voice.

Stick with instrumental music. A song without lyrics will help your voice stand out, while still giving your video a musical background that can help create the mood you want for your video.

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Voice-over video that's ready in minutes

See the video Mighty Leaf Tea created using voice-over

Voice-overs add a personal dimension to your videos. With this feature, you can create content that speaks directly to your viewers and let them hear your brand’s unique voice.

Why voice-over is so effective

Direct communication

There's no better way to make a sale than by talking right to potential customers. Voice-overs add a new dimension to your brand's story and allow you to explain what makes it special.

Easy to record

Get your recording started and finalized within a matter of minutes with Animoto. All you need is an external microphone, and a little practice narrating.

Sync your audio with photos and video clips

Our voice-over tool lets you time your recordings to keep pace with the photos and video clips in your project. Create a seamless story where all the parts of it look and sound great together.

Make a video in minutes

Starting at $22/month

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We want to help you wow your clients

As you begin making videos, we're here to help along the way! Get started with Animoto and find support from businesses just like yours in the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community on Facebook. Our team of video experts are ready to help you grow, with tips, ideas, inspiration, and feedback on your videos.