Using Audio Spectrum Visualizer in VSDC Free Video Editor

One of the most popular requests made by our YouTube channel subscribers has long been Audio Spectrum – a trendy effect that makes a soundtrack literally visual. Starting summer 2018 this long-awaited feature became available in VSDC Free Video Editor toolset, so now users can animate a waveform to the rhythm of music or any other sounds for free.

In this post, we’ll guide you on using VSDC audio spectrum visualizer and creating your first sound animation. Stay tuned!

There are 500 terrific presets available in VSDC audio spectrum. This means, if you’re looking for a way to create a unique music video, promote an album, or try new eye-catching effects, you’ll love the new feature. Dear creators, here is a step-by-step instruction on how to visualize music.

First, import your file to VSDC Video Editor.

At the bottom of the left-side toolbar, find a colorful “Audio visualization” icon and click on it. Select “Spectrum”.

'Audio visualization' icon

Now, is the audio track of your file the one you want to visualize? If so, close the explorer that will pop up once you choose the “Spectrum”.

Place the spectrum on the scene using the drag’n’drop motion.

Place the spectrum on the scene

Then open the ‘Properties Window’ tab on the right side of the dashboard, scroll down and select ‘Objects on scene’ in the ‘Audio source’ field.

Select ˜Objects on scene in the ˜Audio source field

In ‘Audio’ field, choose the file you want to visualize the sound from.

Choose the file you want to visualize the sound from

If you want to change the color of the spectrum, you can do it using the same window. Besides, you can adjust your spectrum type by choosing between gradiented peaks, dashes, lines, and lines with blur.

You can change the color of the spectrum in the same window

Adjust your spectrum type

Click on the Preview to see how each spectrum style looks!

Apart from the spectrum, there is a second way to visualize a sound wave. It’s called “Audio abstraction”. To try it, click on the “Audio visualization” icon on the left-side toolbar again and choose the second option. Don’t forget to choose the audio source in the Properties window on the right, and then adjust the object size according to your needs.

The second way to visualize a sound wave is Audio abstraction

Hundreds of presets available for Audio Abstraction

Visualizing a 3rd-party audio track

In the instruction above, we showed you how to visualize the sounds that are already present in the uploaded video (or audio) file. However, you might want to create a spectrum for a third-party audio track and add it to your clip. You can do that too, and here’s how.

Once you click on the “Audio visualization” icon and choose the required option – “Spectrum” or “Audio Abstraction” – use the explorer to choose the audio you’d like to visualize. Then place the spectrum box on the scene using the mouse and extend it to the desired shape.

For the spectrum, you can choose the animation type, as described above. For the abstraction, there are hundreds of presets available. To see them, go to the “Properties window” and scroll down to the “Audio abstraction object settings”. You’ll find presets and preset groups.

Now go ahead and try the new sound visualizer in VSDC!

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