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Make videos come to life with thrilling sound effects

Enhance any video project by adding exciting sound effects. Use SFX that thrill, energize, soothe, and everything in between.

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Add SFX for the right effect

Tell a better story with the right SFX. Canva Pro’s sound effects add a new dimension to your video, making it sound more calm or suspenseful or action-packed. Layer sounds to complement the movements or transitions in the clip. Get the right sense of emotion and use SFX to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Find the right sound effects for any mood from our extensive audio library.

Amplify your social media content

Go beyond background music. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, keep followers on their toes with exciting sound effects. Layer different types of audio to stop them from scrolling. Capture their attention with snaps, pops, and cheers. Add sound effects that align with your brand identity. Are you a fast-paced company or a chic and chill brand? Let the SFX do the talking.

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Change the way you advertise

Don’t stop at catchy copies and punchy animation. Hook your audience with electrifying sound effects. Make your video ads worth every second by adding SFX that will make them think, feel, and click. With Canva Pro, you can access a wide range of SFX, from soothing sounds to thrilling drum rolls, from ticking taps to exhilarating crescendos. You’ll get the right sound effects that seamlessly fit into your ads.

How to add sound effects to your video

  1. Open Canva
    Open Canva. Start any video project and upload your video.
  2. Find sound effects
    Go to Audio on the left menu bar and search for any sound effect. Drag and drop your chosen sound effects to the video timeline.
  3. Adjust your audio
    To adjust the timing, drag the sound effect across the video timeline. Trim the SFX by dragging its edges.
  4. Finalize your video project
    After adding sound effects, polish your video project. Add text or illustrations, adjust the volume, or apply transitions and animations.
  5. Download or upload
    Download your video project as an MP4 file or share it directly on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common examples of sound effects include crowds cheering, champagne cork popping, pans sizzling, fireplace crackling, crickets chirping, and leaves crunching. Our Pro audio library also features sound effects for drum rolls, rains, winds, subway trains, pianos, car engines, and more.

Sound effects are sounds that are used to make videos more realistic or to emphasize some parts of the clip. These engage the audience and set the mood of the video. SFX gets an emotional response from viewers and raises the video’s production value. Sound effects are a great addition to any video project.

If you're on Pro, you can access our extensive gallery of sound effects, so you don’t have to download SFX from a different website. Simply search for the sound effect you want in the Audio tab and drag it to the video timeline. These sound effects are good for presentations, videos, ads, social media content, and many more.
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