TikTok has started rolling out six new interactive music effects for creators, starting with Music Visualizer.
Music and sounds are a big part of TikTok and the creativity of its community. Now, to give creators more ways to take advantage of music and sounds, TikTok has announced the launch of six new interactive and responsive creative effects.
The effects, which will all roll out over the next few weeks, are powered by real-time music processing that will allow creators to sync their visuals to the beat of songs within TikTok’s extensive sounds library.
The first effect to launch is Music Visualizer, available and accessible to all globally, within the “Music” tab that can be found in the app’s Creative Effects tray.
Music Visualizer will track beats in real-time, and animate “an out-of-this-world, retro greenscreen landscape” that moves to a song’s beat. The first video to use Music Visualizer is AREA21’s teaser for “La La La,” but creators can use any song from TikTok’s sounds library.
The other interactive music effects coming in the next few weeks include:
Music Machine – An effect offering real-time audio synthesis features that allow creators to create music from drumbeats and other sounds while recording video. The effect is great for on-the-fly creation, with interactive tools that are available during a recording. Users can control the real-time rendering of MIDI loops for music layers, and use a BPM slider to adjust beats per minute while still preserving a song’s timbre and pitch. Five, one-shot sound effects and dynamic visual responses are available. These synchronize the visuals of a video with the music.
Delayed Beats – An effect that synchronizes still images to the beat of any song from TikTok’s sounds library. It aligns transitions to the beat, recreating a freeze-frame effect, which many TikTok creators already use.
Text Beats – An effect that allows creators to add animated text overlays to videos. These will transition in-synch with the beat of any song from TikTok’s sounds library. Text is fully editable and synced to the beat of the song.
Solid Beats – An effect that uses real-time beat tracking to add vibrant, funky visual effects to a video – in sync with the beat of any song from TikTok’s sounds library.
Mirror Beats – An effect that aligns transitions with the beat of any song from TikTok’s sounds library. It allows users to create videos using transitions that will match the beat of the chosen song.
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