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Audio visualization

Using the audio visualization APIs in Remotion 2.0, you can create animations based on the frequency of the audio. This is often used to make graphics react to the volume or sound spectrum of the music.

Import audio#

You can import an audio file using an import statement:

import audio from './audio.mp3'

audio will resolve to a string pointing to an audio file. You may also skip importing and use an https:// URL to load audio from a remote location, if the audio is allowed to be loaded by the domains CORS policy.

Render audio visualization#

The @remotion/media-utils package provides helper functions for reading and processing audio. Using the getAudioData() API you can read audio, and using the useAudioData() helper hook you can load this audio data directly into your component.

Using the visualizeAudio() API, you can get an audio spectrum for the current frame, with the numberOfSamples parameter being an option to control the amount of detail you need.

Refer to the documentation of the above mentioned functions to learn more.

import {useCurrentFrame, useVideoConfig, Audio} from 'remotion';
import {useAudioData, visualizeAudio} from '@remotion/media-utils';
import music from './music.mp3';
export const MyComponent: React.FC = () => {
const frame = useCurrentFrame();
const {width, height, fps} = useVideoConfig();
const audioData = useAudioData(music);
if (!audioData) {
return null;
const visualization = visualizeAudio({
numberOfSamples: 16,
}); // [0.22, 0.1, 0.01, 0.01, 0.01, 0.02, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
// Render a bar chart for each frequency, the higher the amplitude,
// the longer the bar
return (
<Audio src={music}/>
{ => {
return (
<div style={{width: 1000 * v, height: 15, backgroundColor: 'blue'}} />

See also#