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Chapter 10. Editing Audio > Adding Sound Effects

Adding Sound Effects

You can’t capture every sound when you’re shooting—the laser blasts in Star Wars weren’t real, for example (they were actually recordings of wrenches striking power cables). Sometimes you need ready-made sound effects (many are included with iMovie), or you can even create your own.

To add a sound effect to your movie:

1.
Switch to iMovie’s Audio pane.

2.
From the popup menu, choose iMovie Sound Effects (Figure 10.25).

Figure 10.25. iMovie includes a number of common sound effects that you can add to your movie.


3.
Double-click an effect’s name to preview it, or select an effect and click the Play button.

4.
Drag the effect you want to the Timeline Viewer and drop it into one of the audio tracks (Figure 10.26).

Figure 10.26. A sound effect appears in the Timeline like any other audio clip.


You can edit sound effects just as you can with any other audio clip in iMovie.


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