YouTube updates its Audio Editing interface, adds featured tracks and mixing options

YouTube updates its Audio Editing interface, adds featured tracks and mixing options

When you want to share a video with a lot of people, YouTube is the top destination for most people. The service continues to draw top-notch talent to the platform as well, and continues to add more features for content creators.

One of the handiest YouTube features is the ability to add music to your video with its Audio Editing tool. The service has a library of music tracks to choose from, which you can use legally. If you decide to use your own music you risk the video being taken down for copyright violation.

Today, YouTube announced some changes to the Audio Editing tool, including an updated user interface to help you tweak the sound in your video to come out just right.

Here are a few of the updates introduced today:

– You asked for more tracks, and our library of songs now includes more than 150,000 tracks–and growing!
– You can now mix music into your video’s soundtrack at levels ranging from “soft background” to “completely replace.”
– Our “featured tracks” make it easy to find the best songs across genres for a variety of moods.
– We’ve revamped the Audio Editing user interface to make it easier to use. Here’s a look:

It seems like record labels are quite happy making deals with YouTube for its AudioSwap feature, since viewers are directed to a place where they can buy the song.

I still find that the audio for most YouTube videos suck pretty hard, which isn’t YouTube’s fault, so hopefully the service will add more robust audio editing features to cancel out unnecessary noise.

Here’s a look at the new design for Audio Editing, as well as how to swap out your crappy background sound for some better sounding tunes:

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