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How To Make & Upload Your Sound To TikTok (Ultimate Guide)

I’ve gotta say – it’s difficult and tricky to make and upload your sound to TikTok due to the limited customization power.

The truth is: Sound is the lifeblood of videos on Tiktok. It also has the potentials to make your content viral and increase your followers tremendously. 

Custom sounds like your music, funny voice, sound effects, voiceovers, and lots more…

In today’s guide, I will show how to make and upload your sound to Tiktok.

And as a bonus tip, I will also lay out tips for recording interesting and crisps sounds. 

Let’s get down to it. 

3 Ways To Make & Upload Your Own Sound To TikTok

Now, before I move on, Tiktok discontinued the ability to upload custom sounds to Tiktok’s library due to copyright issues and infringements. 

More so, you can also distribute your sound to the TikTok library through distribution platforms like Tunecore, Distrokid, etc…   

Nevertheless, I will show you ways around it. 

Let’s go!

There are basically two methods to make your own customs sounds, they are:

  • Method 1. Recording directly on the TikTok App
  • Method 2. Using Third-party apps 

Whichever one you choose is good.

However, I will show you the two methods plus their pros and cons. 

Method 1. Recording Directly on TikTok

The Tiktok app allows you to record and edit directly on the app without hassle. If you’re looking to add your music, voiceovers, or sound effects to your video then follow the steps below. 

How To Make & Upload Your Own Sound To Tiktok

1. Open your music player and play any song of your choice.

2. Open the TikTok App and tap the plus icon at the bottom center of the screen. 

tiktok music

3. Tap the red color button to record your video or better still, tap the upload button to upload any video from your gallery.

trim tiktok video

4. Tap Next if you’re happy with the outcome of the recording.


5. Tap the Voiceovers option on the upper-right side of the screen. Also, you can tap the sound button to add a sound if you want. 

tiktok video upload

6. Tap Save in the upper-right corner and continue adding any extra edits or effects. 

7. After you’re done with it, go ahead and publish your video.

Pros Of Method 1:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Rich music and sounds 
  • Saves time

Cons Of Method 1:

  • Limited customization power
  • Clustered icons and buttons 

That out of the way, let get on to…

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Method 2. Using Third-party apps 

In general, using third-party apps to edit your videos will give you full customization power.

Follow the steps below to thrill your audience with interesting videos.

For the sake of ease, we will be considering two powerful video editing software for any kind of editing.

The first on the list is:

1. Inshot (Android & iOS)

Hopefully, you’ve heard of Inshot, but if you haven’t. Inshot is the most popular mobile video editing software for Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, etc

Within Inshot, you can add original music, cut or trim video clips. It also allows you to choose a spectrum of Gifs to make your videos more engaging. 

Follow the steps below to add your sound to Tiktok using the Inshot video editor. 

How To Make & Upload Your Own Sound To Tiktok (Using Inshot)

1. Open your Play Store or App Store for iOS and Android users respectively. 

2. Install & Open Inshot

3. Select the Video option


4. Select the prerecorded video then tap the green checkmark. Note that you can film on Inshot.  


5. To add music, voiceovers, or effects to your video, tap the Music icon 


6. Tap TracksEffects, or Records depending on your preference.

inshot music upload

7. After you’ve added your preferred sound, tap the Purple track to trim the audio to your satisfaction. 

8. Then select Edit, then move the left marker to where you want the sound to start or the left marker to where you want it to stop. Then tap the checkmark to save. 

Inshot sound upload to tiktok

9. You can mute the original video by taping it and reducing the volume to Zero

10. Preview your video by tapping the Play button. 

11. If you’re happy with everything tap the checkmark. 

12. Tap the Share button at the top-right corner, then tap Save

Congratulations! you can upload it to Tiktok. 


  • Streamlined editing interface
  • Add any sound of your choice 


  • Intrusive Ads
  • Videos are watermarked 

Now, let take a look at another third-party app 

2. VSDC Video Editor (For PC Users)

In my quest to look for free video editing software without a watermark, I stumbled on VSDC. 

At first, I commonized the software because it seemed basic and generic. After, using it, I fell in love with it. It’s been over two years since I started using it. I know you’ll like it too. 

How To Make & Upload Your Own Sound To Tiktok (Using VSDC)

Step 1: Download VSDC Video Editor

First thing first, you need to click here to download, install and launch the app on your PC. Not to worry, it’s streamlined!

Step 2: Cancel the interface

If you’re using the free version of VSDC, then always cancel the interface by clicking on it. 

Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 3: Create a New Project

In other to get started with editing, you need to create a new project. 

Tiktok videos with VSDC
Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 4: Select the resolution

Aspect ratio is the official video resolution for Tiktok. So, the aspect ratio for Tiktok is usually 9:16 and the resolution is 1080 x 1920.

Therefore, you need to change the Device to Free Configuration, the change Width to 1080, and Height to 1920.

Change the framerate to 25fps. Next, click on Blank Project and Finish

Tiktok videos with VSDC
Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 5: Start Editing

Drag and drop your video clip into the timeline. 

Step 6: Mute the Video (optional)

If you want to add your music, sound effect, or voiceovers, then you have to mute the audio. 

To do this, click on the video, using the right-sidebar, scroll to the bottom, then change Track1 to Don’t Use The Audio

Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 7: Add your sound

To add your sound, drag and drop your preferred sound to the timeline. Ensure you adjust it to where you want it to start playing from.

Tiktok videos with VSDC
Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 8: Preview 

Preview your work by tap the Space Bar on your keyboard. 

Step 9: Export Video

If you’re happy with the final result, it’s time to export the video. To do this, first click on Export Project, next select Web, next select To MP4.

Tiktok videos with VSDC
Tiktok videos with VSDC

Step 10: Save Video

Click on Export Project, then click on Continue and it will be downloaded into your computer. 

It will take some time to download depending on the weight of your editing

You can now share it with Tiktok and get huge engagements.  

Tips For Making Viral Sounds On TikTok

As promised, I will unleash some really powerful tips to make your original sounds. 

If you’re a Tiktok influencer, musician, or social media content creator, you’ll find these tips handy. Especially if you don’t have a fat budget to spend on Audio Mixers and microphones.  

So if you want to have crisps voiceovers and sound effects on your video using your smartphone phone, follow the steps below.

  • Arrange your duvet or bedspread in circular form like a car tire. Ensure there’s a hole in the middle. 
  • Now, place your phone inside the hole and record the audio. I highly recommend a quiet environment or at night.
  • When you’re done, download and install Audacity software. 
  • Watch the video below to treat and enhance your audio professionally. 
How To Improve Your Voice quality In Audacity

With that, you should have a wowing experience. 

Wrapping Up – How To Make & Upload Your Own Sound To Tiktok

That is a long read!! I would really want to see your finished work. Drop a comment below. 

Over to you: 

Which of the methods are you going to use and why? Leave a comment below right now. 

ThankGod Uket

Hey! ThankGod Uket! A Music Promoter, Web designer, Writer, Digital Marketer & YouTuber. It's good having you visit Kingdom Echos. Feel free to hit me up via +2348096763980

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