How to Add Audio to iMovie Projects (2016)
There’s a few different ways to add audio to iMovie projects. Check out the tutorial below for a comprehensive guide.
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Go ahead and open up your project. You can add audio to it in three different ways.
You can either import it straight from an external drive, your desktop, your iTunes or your sound effects in the Content Library.
Importing from iTunes
Click import and it will open up a new window for you to find the files in.
The most common way is going to be straight from iTunes.
Go ahead and click on this iTunes icon and then go to the drop-down menu.
You can even search your playlists for the song you’re looking for.
Once you’ve chosen your song, drag and drop it straight into your project.
Now, you’ll notice that the entire song gets dropped into your project timeline. You can go ahead and adjust this by going to the top left-hand corner of the song and simply dragging.
You can shorten it and make it into the portion of the audio that you want it to be.
Adding from “Effects”
You can find sound effects under “Effects” in the dropdown, but they do take a little while to load.
You can even search for something like “Bell” and you will be able to see several sound effects available.
Importing from the Desktop
The last one is simple, if you drag your iMovie window over to the side you can drag and drop audio files straight from your desktop and into your project.
Once you’ve imported the audio, it will show up in your event as an audio clip.
You can select whatever portion you want and drag it wherever you want.
That’s it! It’s that easy to import audio into iMovie.
Did you learn any new ways to add a soundtrack to your projects? Leave your questions in the comments below.