Filmora Video Editor
Best video editing software to add audio, voiceover and music to videos
  • Built-in royalty free sound track and sound effect available
  • Change audio speed or add audio effects as you like
  • Delete the original audio and add your own music and voiceover if necessary

How to Add Audio in After Effects

After effects is not efficient for audio and video editing as it is mainly a compositor, but audio can be added to a video in After Effects by the following method we are going to introduce in this guide.


The process can be time consuming and may have room for error. A much more efficient and easier method is provided by Wondershare Filmora with many versatile options as well enhancing the overall user experience. The steps are as follows:

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  • Start the program and import the required files.
  • Import audio files as well.
  • Simply add an audio track to the timeline through settings.
  • Drag and drop the required audio file to the audio track.
  • In order to replace the added audio you can simply right click and delete it from the audio track and add a new audio file to it.
  • You can simply press play to preview.
  • Save changes and export.

How to Add Audio in After Effects

1. Start the program and open a new project.

2. Import the files in the project panel. Mute the video sound if neccesary

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3. Make sure to convert the audio file to .mp3 format.

4. Make sure to convert the audio file to .mp3 format.

5. Drag and drop the audio onto the composition.

6. Adjust settings. Double click "L" on you keyboard to show the audio waveform.

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Check this video tutorial to know the details on adding, adjusting audio in After Effects

5 Best Audio Editing Software to Add Audio to Video

1. WavePad

This is definitely one of the most popular editing tools because of how simple and easy it is to use. It is great for beginners who need professional-level editing tools. It is possible to use any audio format on this software including MP3, WMA, OGG, VOX, GSM, etc.

2. Audacity

This is free software that works on multiple platforms and supports multi-track editing and even live audio recording. It has a very simple user interface that makes it easy to learn on and get used to while offering professional features and ensuring the best quality.

3. FL Studio 12.1.2

This digital editing workstation is definitely not for beginners. Trained professionals who are familiar with editing software will not have a lot of trouble adjusting to this format. This is a professional tool that offers a convenient platform for editing and mixing.

4. Adobe Audition

Here you will get a mix of simplicity and professionalism. It is easy to get used to but progresses in complexity with time.

5. Wavosaur

Wavosaur is an old tool that doesn’t run on most modern computers and laptops. But it does offer many features and methods of processing for audio clips.

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