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Add Songs to MikuMikuDance: All you need is a WAV file!

How do I put music into MikuMikuDance? How do I add songs to Miku Miku Dance? Where do I get songs? Where do I get how do I make WAV files of my music?

Add Songs to MikuMikuDance:      Meiko showing her "Bones"All you need is a WAV file!

With your WAV file in hand, you can put it into the WAVE folder inside your Users folder in MMD. Then open your dance (or start a new one) … go to the FILE Menu and select Load WAV File. That’s all there is to it!

You can make your own WAV files from your music using audio editing software. I have found an easy-to-use program that makes it simple. It’s a big, full power application with a 14mb download … but after you get it installed, it’s only TWO CLICKS to make a WAV file. READ HERE for the details about Audacity® 2.0 Audio Editor software download.

While you are there in the FILE dropdown, note that your other WAV options are Play WAV with Frame and Not Play WAV File. “Play with frame” lets you kind of hear the music as you advance the frame counter; making it easier to time your motions with the music. You can also SEE the music on the scope above the frame counter. My computer often lags the MMD animation behind the music by a few frames when I push PLAY … but when converted to a video, the timing is right on .. so believe your eyes and ears as you synchronize you animation with your music, frame by frame, and know that clicking PLAY may show inaccurate timing … animation lag.


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  1. Eterna Eterna
    June 11, 2018    

    I just downloaded mmd and started messing with things. I’m trying to load my wav file into mmd and it registers that its there, but it only plays for 2 seconds before cutting off help please. And i followed every instruction, especially audacity. Thank you!

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      June 11, 2018    

      Do you have any animation to go along with that WAV? … Does MMD “know” how long the song is? Under the PLAY button are windows into which you can enter the length of your animation. Try putting in the appropriate frame count in those windows. … yes?

  2. KIta KIta
    June 19, 2017    

    My WAV file doesn’t play int he Miku Miku Dance preview but it works when I render it. Is there anyway to fix this?

    • June 19, 2017    

      Hmm, I never heard of such a problem, and it’s hard to tell something definite without being able to experiment. Could it be that you accidentally pressed “File->Not play WAV file” menu command?

  3. PandaaWantsToMMD PandaaWantsToMMD
    April 21, 2017    

    I can add wave files, and they appear and you can hear it post render but if i wanna play it with frame the second i move a frame MMD crashes, pls halp

    • PandaaWantsToMMD PandaaWantsToMMD
      April 21, 2017    

      FIX: Do not use Big files, enhanced auio files or increase the hz, use the original file, glad i can fix this.

  4. KillerBeer KillerBeer
    July 6, 2014    

    >eh: i uploaded my wav file and it showed up and everything and i make a motion for it and when i went to play it in mmd there was no sound

    Did you set the frame interval starting from the frame 0 or 1? The sound is not applied if the video starts from any moment but 0.

  5. eh eh
    July 4, 2014    

    i dont know if i canstill ask questions but uh

    ive been using mmd for a year now and a couple days ago i uploaded my wav file and it showed up and everything and i make a motion for it and when i went to play it in mmd there was no sound… ive done everything i can to fix it but nothings worked

  6. Me no show me real name :3 Me no show me real name :3
    May 13, 2012    

    Well, when i put music in my WAV file, i go to load WAV file right? when it gets on there… NO MUSIC?! I left a song in there but it didnt show up! help?

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      May 13, 2012    

      When you export the WAV file from Audacity, use the “(Microsoft) Signed 16 bit PCM” selection as the format for output. That works in MMD 7.39.

      I have never had a WAV fail to play when I “Load WAV File” in MMD. I am thinking the WAV file you have is not of the “16 bit PCM” variety. Please email me if you are still having problems: learnmmd@aol.com

  7. Arizona Arizona
    April 7, 2012    

    Are your frames per minute in sync?
    MMD can 30 or 60 fpm’s and if one is off that might affect it.

    Perhaps start and end times could be out of sync as well?

  8. Kayla Kayla
    April 6, 2012    

    My WAV file cuts off before the end of the video after rendering. Did that happen to you before? I started from frame 0. It’s a 5 minute + song.

  9. March 24, 2012    

    … yeah… i have auacity and i tryed what u said… it says it wont work because i have to save it as .wav or .aiff when i choose one i recorded… im really confused! Help please!!!

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      March 25, 2012    

      Audacity should be able to open your source file … your original music. To save it as a a WAV file, do not click SAVE. Instead click EXPORT and see that the drop-down shows WAV file to be exported. That should do it. You gave me your email, I will follow-up with you to be sure it works.

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