Adding Sound Effects to iMovie for iPad
Recently I received the following question from a parent:
"My daughter is showing a lot of interest in making little montages Using iMovie and I want to help her learn the process. The trouble is that we can't seem to download anything from sound effects websites to use in iMovie. I assume the system is locked from doing so. What do you suggest?"
I love getting questions like this! It means the students are using their iPads outside of the classroom to be creators. It also highlights the new skills that our students are able to learn because of this technology.
Now to answer the question of how to get additional sound effects onto the iPad. There are a few ways to go about this, but I think the easiest and most reliable way is to sync them from iTunes. By creating a playlist, you can sync a collection of sound effects that you can add to iMovie from the Playlists section of the Audio tab.
(One small thing to keep in mind, is that iMovie will only play 3 sounds in addition to the audio from your video.)