How To Mix Sounds On Tiktok [In-App And External Sound]

How to mix sounds on Tiktok

Tiktok has become a trending social media platform for the engagement of users in day to day life. The short-form video content it introduced have changed the landscape of the social media platforms and more and more social media platforms are introducing this form of content. If you are an avid user of TikTok or have just been introduced to the platform, you must have many questions such as how to mix sounds on TikTok or how you use sounds on TikTok.

Well, TikTok does have its video and sound editor embedded in its app but not everything can be done with the editor. Some of the sound mixings can be done within the editor and some mixing needs third party apps. You can use the large library of sounds available on TikTok as well as use your sounds on your videos.

This article will explain the different types of mixing that can be done within the app and use other apps and tools to mix your sound. Please read through the article to understand how you can mix different sounds and create a unique video to entertain your audience.

Mix Sounds On TikTok

Sound mixing can be interpreted into different forms. You can mix a sound with the original sound of the video you record or upload or you can also mix two sounds and use that sound on your video.

Tiktok gives you an in-built editor which is quite useful if you are proficient in using it. You can record a video and add more sound to it from its library or use your sound. This article will categorize the mixing of sound in different topics and explain the process to carry out the steps.

Mix Sounds On TikTok With Original Sound

The original sound can be referred to as the sound of the video. When you record a video, the sound will be the original sound and you can add more sound on top of the original sound and mix the two sounds.

So, how will you mix the two sounds? Follow the steps below to complete the process.

Step 1: Open TikTok

Open your TikTok app on your device. Login to your account if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Click The ‘+’ Icon

Once you are on the app, you will see the home screen of TikTok. You can look for the ‘+’ sound on the middle bottom part of the screen. Click the button and it will take you to the editor screen of TikTok where you can record and edit your videos before posting.

Step 3: Record Video

Now you can record your video by clicking the record button on the bottom centre of the screen.

Step 4: Click The Sounds Icon And Select Sound

Once you finish recording, click the sounds button on the bottom of the screen. It will give you a list of trending sounds. Choose any sound you like to mix with the original sound of the video.

Step 5: Click The Volume Icon And Adjust

Once the sound selection is done, you can click the volume icon on the right part of the screen. Here you can adjust the sound on both original and the newly added sound. Adjust according to your preference.

Step 6: Edit The Video

Once you are done with the mixing of the sound, you can edit the video by adding elements such as effects and stickers. You can also add texts for more clarity and information.

Step 7: Post The Video

Once done with the editing, click next and add descriptions, tags and adjust privacy settings. Click post to post the video and TikTok will publish the video.

This is a straightforward mixing of the sounds within the TikTok app. There are other ways you can mix sounds using third-party apps and tools.

Mix Sounds On TikTok Using Another App

Some various apps and tools are available for creators just like you to help mix sounds and edit videos. You can use these apps to mix your sounds in various ways. If you have some sounds you like on youtube or other streaming platforms, you can use the below steps to perform the mixing.

Step 1: Screen record The Sound

Go to a platform like youtube and screen record the sound using the screen recording tool in your device. If there is no tool to screen record, go to the app store of your device i.e. App Store for iOS and Play Store for Android and download a screen recording app.

Record the sound using the tool and save it to your device.

Step 2: Download Video Editor App

Download a video editor app such as ViaMaker (It is an app released by the parent company of TikTok which is built for mixing and editing sounds and videos for TikTok). You can also use apps such as InShot which is very popular among TikTok creators.

Step 3: Join Clips (If Multiple Sounds)

If you have multiple sounds you want to mix, use the apps to join the clips and create a single clip with the sounds joined together.

Step 4: Upload The Video To TikTok In Private

Once you are done joining the clips, you can upload the video onto TikTok and post it in private. This will make your video available to only you and not for public view.

Step 5: Add The Sound To Favourites

Once the video is uploaded. Go to your profile section and select the video. On the bottom-right corner, you will see the sound icon. Click the icon to select the sound.

Step 6: Use The Sound

Once you are on the sound, add the sound to your favourites. This will make the sound available for use in another video. Click ‘use this sound’ and create more videos using this sound.

This process of mixing sound can be risky with copyrighted sounds. Please use non-copyrighted sounds that are available on various platforms such as youtube and Soundcloud.

Mix Sounds On TikTok Using Computer Program

If you have access to a computer and want to mix sounds using video editing or sound mixing software, the following steps can guide you on how you can accomplish the task.

Step 1: Download The Sound In Computer

First, you need to have the sound on your computer. Download the sound or send it from your phone to the computer. Once you have the sound on your computer, you can proceed to mix the sound.

Step 2: Open Editing Program

Open the sound editing program on your computer. Upload the sound to the editing program.

Step 3: Edit The Sounds

Edit the sound as per your preference and mix it as you want. After you edit the sound, export the sound and send it to your phone.

Step 4: Open TikTok

Open TikTok on your phone and log into your account if you haven’t already.

Step 5: Record Video

Record the video or upload the video on TikTok.

Step 6: Upload The Edited Sound

Upload the sound by clicking on the sound icon and then ‘My Sound’. My Sound Holds all the sounds on your device.

Step 7: Finalize The Editing

Once you have the sound on your video. Proceed to finalize the editing and Click next to go to the final screen where you can add descriptions and tags.

Step 8: Post The Video

Once done with all the descriptions, tags and privacy settings, post the video by clicking the post button. Tiktok will now upload the video on the platform.

This process can help you mix sounds on TikTok using a computer program. You may need knowledge of sound editing and mixing for this process.

Use Other’s Mixed Sounds On TikTok

If you want to use other’s sounds on TikTok, you can follow the below process to complete the task.

Step 1: Open TikTok App On Your Device

Open TikTok on your device. Login to your account if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Navigate To The Video

Once on the TikTok home screen, navigate to the video with the sound.

Step 3: Choose Sound

Once on the video, click the sound icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Click Use This Sound

Once you are on the sound screen, click the ‘Use This sound’ icon. This will now let you use the sound on your videos.

Step 5: Record The Video

Now, record your video or upload an existing video to use with the sound. After recording, edit the video accordingly.

Step 6: Post The Video

After editing click next to go to the Description screen where you can add tags and adjust privacy settings for the video.

Now you can click the post button to post the video on the platform.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked questions how to mix sounds in Tiktok.

How To Add A Sound To TikTok?

You can record your video and click on the sound icon on the left-bottom part of the screen. There you can find the sounds of the TikTok library. If you want to add your sounds, click ‘my sounds’ and select sounds from your device.

How To Adjust Volume Of A Sound On TikTok?

Once you select a sound for the TikTok video, you will see a volume icon on the bottom part of the screen, click the icon and adjust the volume of the sound according to your preference.

Can You Switch Sounds In The Middle Of A TikTok?

Yes, you can switch sounds in the middle of a TikTok. Once you select both of the sounds on TikTok, tap the scissor icon and slide the sound until the time from where you want to change the sound. Select the volume icon and adjust the volume to be low on the first part and high on the second part of the video.

Can You Use More Than One Sound On TikTok?

Yes, you can use more than one sound on TikTok but the TikTok app doesn’t allow advanced mixing. You can use a third-party app to complete the task.


Therefore, you can use the in-built mixing tool in TikTok to mix sounds on TikTok but if you want advanced mixing, you need to use a third-party tool to complete the task. Various apps can help you mix sounds. You can also mix your sounds on a computer and send it to your phone and use it on the TikTok video.

This article explains the different steps and processes for completing the task. Some frequently asked questions are also added to the article to help you understand more about the mixing of sounds.

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