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How To Make a Sound on TikTok

In today’s fast and ever-changing world, you would have to take over a social media platform by storm if you were to stand out from the crowd of millions of others doing the same. While it might seem a little difficult when put in like that, it is quite easy for creative users that usually end up being famous or viral on such platforms. One such platform that is currently the most popular one amongst all is TikTok. And if you are looking to have a nice time, it is certainly a great platform for you to check out.

If you have been using TikTok for quite some time now, you might have come across the popular “For you” page that automatically creates a list of videos based on the user and their likes and dislikes. So, appearing on the “For you” page is quite a difficult task and it takes a lot of effort, especially for those who don’t already have a million followers.

But, there is one that that you must have noticed with TikToks these days repeatability. Almost everyone tries to recreate a dance or a dub from a certain song that everyone follows. But, there has to be some point where it starts, right? If you also have such an idea in mind, you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will talk about how you can create an original sound on TikTok and fix your position on the trending page with your creativity.

Making Your Own Sound on TikTok

A lot of TikTok users simply browse the platform until they find a song or sound clip they like, and then use the create option to use the same for their own videos. While it is a simple and quick way of creating TikToks, you cannot use that to create a TikTok with your own sound. But fortunately, creating your own sound on TikTok isn’t as difficult as you would imagine. In fact, it is pretty easy and you can do it in just a few minutes.

The easiest way to create your own sound on TikTok is by recording a video. While you are recording a video, any sound that is picked up by the microphone of your smartphone becomes the sound of your TikTok. So if you are singing or playing an instrument, it will be titled as your own sound right below the video. You can also perform a voiceover on the platform for a specific dialogue or script that the app will automatically convert to your original sound.

Here’s how you can create your own sound on TikTok by recording a video:

  • Open the application. Click on the “+” icon at the bottom of the main page to go into the create section.
  • This will open the front camera of your smartphone by default. If it does not open, make sure the camera privileges are granted to the application.
  • Once you see the camera feed, you will find a “Record” button at the bottom similar to your camera app. Click on record and start recording the video you want to post on the platform.
  • Once the recording is finished, you can move to the editing page.
  • Here, you add various filters, voiceovers, and even custom voice effects to your video. There’s also a Synth option that you can use if you want your voice to sound like it’s a song.
  • Once the editing part is finished, click on Next.
  • Now, you can post the video to your TikTok page. Make sure you add relevant hashtags and a catchy caption to increase its reach.
  • Once you post the video, wait for a few seconds to let the app finish uploading the video. It can also take a few minutes based on your internet connection.
  • Now that the video is uploaded, it should appear on your profile.
  • To access the video, simply go to your profile and click on it to open it.
  • While your video is playing, you will see a small spinning vinyl record icon at the bottom. Click on that to check the sound.
  • Here, you will find a page for the sound you just created. You can edit the sound name from this page to something simpler and catchy to make it easier to find.
  • You can also add the sound to your “Favorites” section so that you can use it later on without having to search for it.
  • This feed also keeps a record of who is using your sound. If another creator chooses to use this sound for their videos, you will be able to see the videos that are using your sound.

Note: Keep in mind that while using this method, you cannot use any sound from the TikTok library along with your video. Even if you mask the sound picked up from the TikTok sound library with your own sound, it will still show up as the sound of TikTok at the bottom.

Creating Your Own Sound on TikTok With A Private Video

While creating a video to create an original sound is pretty easy, a lot of users would rather not make a public post just for this simple task. Therefore, we are adding one more method to our guide where we will show you how to create an original sound on TikTok without having to post a video.

While the process is a bit similar to what we have seen before, this method allows you to use any pre-recorded content or dialogues that you can’t find in TikTok’s library and save it as your own sound.

Here’s how you can create a sound on TikTok without needing to post a video:

  • First of all, you will need a video of the sound that you want to publish as your own on the platform.
  • If you don’t have the sound in video format, you can simply use the built-in screen recording feature of your smartphone to do that. And if your smartphone does not have this feature, you can use any 3rd party screen recording app to do so.
  • To create a video of the sound you are trying to make, start the screen recording function of your phone and play the audio clip or movie scene to get the part of the audio you want.
  • It is recommended to record the video in a quiet place since it increases the sound quality as well as the chances of the sound getting picked by other craters for their videos.
  • Once you have the video clip of the sound you want to make, exit the screen recorder app and open TikTok.
  • Go to the “+” icon on the platform to create a new video for your profile.
  • But this time, instead of clicking on “Record”, we will be selecting the “Upload” option as we already have the clip that we want to upload.
  • Now, the application will want you to choose the video clip that you want to upload. If you are not seeing your recorded clip in the app, make sure it has storage access permissions.
  • Once you select the clip, you will get the option to edit the clip before you upload it.
  • Here, you can crop the video within the exact points where your sound starts and ends.
  • Once the editing part is done, click on “Save” to save a copy of the clip that you just created and edited.
  • Now, the app will take you to the “Post” page. Here, you will have to change the “Who can watch this video” preference to “Only me” since we are uploading a private video. Otherwise, the video will appear publicly on your profile.
  • Once the video is uploaded to your profile, you can follow the same steps as before to create your own sounds.
  • Play the video and click on the spinning disk icon to go to the video sound.
  • Here, you can now change the name of the sound to whatever you like and then use it for other videos.
  • You can also find if other creators are using your sound for their videos right here.

Does Quality of Sound Matter?

Another important factor to consider while you are making your own TikTok sound is the quality of the sound. You would often come across a lot of TikTok videos that do have a catchy sound or dialogue, but you wouldn’t want to do anything with that because of the low quality.

So to avoid the same fate for your creativity, we will suggest paying attention to the quality of sound you are creating on TikTok. In most cases, users create their sounds on TikTok using their phone’s microphone. While the quality is usually acceptable with a lot of smartphones these days, it certainly is not the best you can achieve.

Making good quality sound on TikTok is especially important for musicians using the platform to reach a larger audience and create their own space. For such users, we will suggest using a high-quality microphone as well as a decent video and sound editing app to achieve the best quality for their content.

You can simply use the video editing application to pick any random video from your gallery and upload it privately to your profile with the sound clip that you may already have. Then, you can simply get the sound from your private video by following the steps mentioned above. There are tons of free as well as premium video editing apps that make it possible.

Most of these applications also offer a wide range of tools for audio editing, allowing you to perfectly trim the audio, remove background noise, fix the notes, and much more to make the sound perfect. With such tools in hand, you can easily create the best sound for TikTok that has the potential to go viral.

Importance of Original Sound on TikTok

If you have been using TikTok for a long time now, you must have seen a lot of users that have become nothing short of a celebrity or a star with the help of this platform. There is a lot of potential for TikTok to gain fame and fortune. All you will have to do is be entertaining enough to catch the attention of its users if you are good to go.

And the only way to do that is by creating something original on the platform. Without the right hook or beat, it is impossible to beat the competition. But with your original sound, you can easily stand out from the crowd as you will be the first one to start the trend.

By creating your own sounds on TikTok, you can find the perfect button for your video. Whether you are making a dance clip, a singing clip, or a comedy video, the sound is half of its experience. You will notice that almost all of the videos that go viral on the platform are usually something that user’s created on their own.

Creating your own sound also allows you to express your own emotions and scene or provide commentary to describe your take on the matter, which is impossible with a predefined sound coming out of the library.


Today, we have talked about how you can create your own sounds on TikTok and let your creativity speak for itself, and reach the trending page on TikTok’s user feed. We have gone over some crucial factors such as how to create a sound as well as why you need to create your own sound on TikTok.

So by now, you must have understood the importance of originality on the platform and the potential of success which is just one original sound away. We have also offered you a couple of methods to create your own sound on TikTok so that you can get the best quality possible without putting in too much effort. If you have any doubts about the information available in this guide, you can reach out to us via the comment section below.

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