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How to Add Echo Effect to Video

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 25, 22, updated Mar 27, 24

If you are alone in a large empty room and you speak something, your words get echoed across the room. It will seem as if you are speaking the same words multiple times but with less volume every single time. When you have a video where you are reading out poems or giving an important message, adding an echo effect to the video makes the audio impactful and engaging.

You will need a video editor where you can add echo effect to video in simple steps. Not many video editors are available where you can add the echo effect instantly from the available sound effects and presets. That is why we have handpicked the best video editors for Windows PC and Mac users. You can also add echo effect to video online from any device directly from your web browser.

In this article
  1. Part 1. How to Add Echo Effect to Video Online
  2. Part 2. How to Add Echo to Video on Windows PC
  3. Part 3. How to Add Echo to Video on Mac

Part 1. How to Add Echo Effect to Video Online

If you want to add echo effect to your video one time only, there is no need to download any video editor uselessly. You can use an online audio editor to add echo effect and combine the modified audio and video files together. TwistedWave is one of the few online video editors that allow you to add echo effect to your video. Here are the steps how to add echo effect in video online.

Step 1Open your web browser and visit “twistedwave.com/online”. Click on Upload a file button to upload your video file.

upload file twisted wave

Step 2After successful uploading, TwistedWave will separate the audio portion from the uploaded video file and open it on its editor to add sound effects.

separate audio twisted wave

Step 3On the new editor window, go to Effects> VST Effects and click on mdaDelay.so.

vst effects mdadelay so

Step 4From the pop-up window, you can adjust different parameters as per your preference for the enhanced echo effect. Click on Apply button.

apply enhanced echo effect

Step 5Play the audio to check the echo effect and go to File and click on Download option. You can save the modified audio file on your device.

download audio twisted wave

Part 2. How to Add Echo to Video on Windows PC

If you are a Windows PC user, there are only a few video editors available where you can add echo effect instant from the built-in option. Even the most popular video editors do not have the echo effect preset in the audio effects. We recommend Wondershare Filmora where you can add echo effect in a few steps instantly from the built-in echo effect.

Filmora Video Editor is a powerful application that simplifies adding echo effects to your videos. It has a comprehensive range of features that make it easy for even beginners to create stunning results in no time at all. To start adding a echo effect with Filmora, follow these few simple steps:

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Step 1Download and install Filmora. Launch the application and click on New Project option. You can go to File menu and click on New Project option.

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Step 2Go to File> Import Media and click on Import Media Files option. Select your video file from your storage device. Otherwise, you can drag and drop the video on Project Media and drop the video on Timeline.

import media files

Step 3Click on Effects option located at the top and search for “echo”. Drag and drop the Echo effect on your video located on Timeline.

effects option

Step 4Double-click on the video file and click on Audio option at the top. Scroll down and go to Echo section. You can adjust the parameters to get the echo effect as per your preference. Click on Ok button.

click on ok button

Step 5Play the video and if you are satisfied, click on Export button to save the video in your desired file format.

Part 3. How to Add Echo to Video on Mac

If you are a Mac user and you are looking for a free video editor to add echo effect, you can use iMovie app. iMovie is a video editor by Apple and most Mac users know and might have used it. iMovie comes with a built-in echo delay effect that can get the job done for you. However, the effect is not customizable as it is in Filmora. Here are the steps on how to put echo on video using iMovie.

Step 1Launch iMovie from Applications folder as it comes pre-installed on Mac.

Step 2Go to File> Import Media to bring in your video file. Thereafter, drag and drop the file on the Timeline.

import media into imovie

Step 3Click on the video clip on the Timeline and click on “Clip Filter and Audio Effects” icon in the top-right corner.

clip filter audio effects imovie

Step 4Click on Audio Effect – None option and “Choose Audio Effect” pop-up window will open. Click on Echo Delay option.

echo delay effect imovie

Step 5Play the video and go to File> Share> File option to export the edited video.

share files imovie

The Bottom Line

Adding echo effect to video is a common trend when you want to emphasize what you are speaking. The echo effect sounds different and hence, it grabs the attention of the audience instantly. We have illustrated how you can add echo effect to your video online as well as on your computer. We highly recommend Wondershare Filmora to instant put echo effect to your video on Windows PC and Mac.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Mar 27, 24
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