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How to make your own TikTok voiceover with Clipchamp

Updated March 17, 2023
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From funny TikTok voice effects to trending songs, the right TikTok sounds can make your video more enjoyable and reach more viewers. It can also increase your video's shareability and inspire other creators. Text to speech voice effects are hot on TikTok! Right now, creators share funny stories or give their pet videos a voice using text to speech voice features. 

But you don’t have to always use existing voices on TikTok. No need to get boxed in. Create your very own voice effect with the text to speech maker in Clipchamp that gives you creative freedom to make totally unique sounds in different languages, accents, and speeds. Our advanced AI voiceover technology has plenty of fine-tuning features and effects to bring your ideas to life. What’s better is that you can also reuse your unique sound for other social media videos too and generate captions automatically in Clipchamp. Check out this quick tutorial.

How to make a TikTok voice with Clipchamp  

Step 1. Upload your video or create a new video  

Clipchamp’s voiceover feature is free for all users. Start off with creating a new video in 9:16 aspect ratio. Either upload your existing video to the editor or create one from scratch inside the editor.  

To upload your video or media assets, click on the import media button and select your media.  

You can also use stock footage found in our stock video and stock images tab on the toolbar. Drag and drop your media onto the timeline.  

Step 2. Create a voiceover effect with our text to speech feature  

Next, click on the record and create tab on the toolbar, then click on the text to speech option.

The text to speech popup window will appear. In the text box, type in or copy and paste what you would like your voiceover to read out. 

Here, you can choose from over 400 lifelike voices with a range of accents, ages, and even feminine, masculine, and neutral tones. Select a language like English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, and many more, and find the right speed for the narration of your video.

Click on the preview play button to listen to your voiceover. We have selected the voice Guy, with a cheerful tone and extra high pitch to mimic a dog’s inner thoughts.  

Once you select your voiceover features, click the save to media button to return to the editing timeline. 

Step 3. Add your TikTok voiceover to your video  

Drag and drop your new voiceover from your media library onto the timeline above your video.  

Step 4. Edit your voiceover  

If your voiceover doesn’t match up with your video, simply edit out the pauses in your text to speech or edit the speed. Click on the voiceover on the timeline so it’s highlighted green. Next, place your curser where you would like to split. Click on the split button.  

Split your audio again and delete the unwanted section by clicking on the delete button.  

You can adjust the speed of your voiceover using the speed controller in the property panel. The property panel also has options to edit your voiceover’s volume and the ability to add fades. Adding a fade in or fade out gives your TikTok video a more seamless start and ending.  

Step 5. Save your TikTok video  

Once you’re happy with your TikTok voiceover video, click on the export button. Select a video resolution to save. We recommend selecting 1080p HD for the best quality video for TikTok.  

Click save video to computer or upload your video to TikTok using the TikTok integration.  

TikTok voiceover writing tips  

Look at some of our AI text to speech tips and tricks to make your perfect TikTok voiceover.   

  • Full stops add a moderate pause to your text to speech. 

  • Commas add a short pause to your text to speech. 

  • Ellipses (“ …”) add a long pause in your voiceover.  

  • Question marks change the intonation of your voiceover.  

  • Exclamation marks and typing in all caps don't change the delivery of your text to speech. 

  • Pronunciation can be fixed with intentional misspelling words (spelling a word as it sounds). For numbers, try writing them out in full, for example, 1998 becomes “nineteen ninety-eight”. 

From new release songs to funny voice effects, sounds are forever changing on TikTok. Find what trends and sounds can bring you more viewers on TikTok using the TikTok creative center. Get inspired with the latest trending songs, hashtags, creators, and video examples. These insights can be filtered and explored to suit your location as well. When you are ready, create your own version of what’s trending on TikTok with Clipchamp’s online AI voice editor.  

How to create voice effects on TikTok 

Voice effects can easily take your videos from boring to trending. If you want to create your voice effect directly in TikTok, follow the steps below.  

  1. Record your video or upload clips. 

  2. Choose the voice effects option on the right side of the screen. 

  3. Select a voice effect from the wide range of given options. 

  4. Apply the voice effect then click next.  

  5. Post the video to TikTok. 

Note: TikTok’s voice effects feature will only work on videos recorded in TikTok, but if you create your voice effect with Clipchamp, you can upload and edit any video you like.  

Frequently asked questions

What are TikTok’s video specifications?

We recommend creating all TikTok videos in 9:16 aspect ratio, saving in 1080p video resolution for the best quality for social media, and limiting them to 5-seconds to 60-seconds in length. All TikTok video uploads must be MP4 and MOV files. If you’re creating a TikTok ad, TikTok also supports AVI and GIF files.

Why are my TikTok voice effects not showing inside the app?

TikTok doesn’t allow you to add their voice effects to videos not recorded in the app. If you’re trying to add a TikTok voiceover to your video inside the app and it isn’t working, make sure you’re recording your video directly in the app. We recommend creating videos with voiceovers in Clipchamp to avoid this error.

Why do people use TikTok voice effects?

TikTok voice effects allow creators to change their current voice to sound like absolutely anything. From chipmunks to robot voices and lower baritones, the options are endless. So, adding a voice effect to any video is one of the easiest ways to jump on a trend, level up your TikTok video, avoid missing viral opportunities, and entertain your viewers.

Can I watch TikTok videos without sound?

Yes. Viewers can watch any TikTok without sound on the TikTok app, so we recommend creators to add auto-captions to videos to make them more accessible.

Can I download my TikTok sound from Clipchamp?

No. Clipchamp does not let you download MP3 files. However, you can export your videos SRT file by using our auto-captions feature.

Ready to create your very own TikTok video with a fun AI voiceover? If you need inspiration to get started, head over to our professionally designed TikTok templates.

Create endless videos and post directly to the world’s fastest growing social media app TikTok, with Clipchamp.

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