Launch Superstring

To create your first lyric video, click the "+" button.

Select and drag a song

Select and drag a song that you want to create a lyric video into Superstring.

  • Only .mp3 files are supported

The editor

The editor is where you work on your projects. You can access all of the major working areas in the editor.

  • To close or open the editor, use Enter key.
  • To zoom in the editor, use Control(Command) + "+" key.
  • To zoom out the editor, use Control(Command) + "-" key.

Scroll on the editor

Just use the scroll wheel on your mouse. If you're using trackpad, you can use the two finger swipe. Scroll bars will only appear when you are scrolling. To use scroll bar, point your mouse at the right side of the clips list. In a second, the scroll bar will appear and you can scroll it.

Align the timing with the timestamp button

Align the timing of clips by clicking the timestamp button. Select a clip while the song is playing. Just click the timestamp button when the clip should be end.

Align the timing with dragging

You can also drag clips up or down to change the timing.

  • To move clips 0.1 second, use the Up or Down Arrow keys.
  • To move clips 1 second, use the Shift key + Up or Down Arrow keys.
  • To navigate clips, use the Left or Right Arrow keys.

Edit clips

Selecting clips is the first step in editing your lyric video. Click on a clip to select it. To replace placeholder text, double-click the text and type your own. You can also customize fonts, size, color and more.

  • To select multiple clips, use Shift-click.
  • To edit the previous clip, use Shift + Tab key.
  • To edit the next clip, use Tab key.
  • To break up lines, use the slash character(/).
  • Some fonts may not support your languages. Learn more.

Use the contextual menu

The contextual menu provides convenient access to frequently used commands associated with clips. You can simply use Right-click to open the contextual menu.

  • If you're using a Mac, you can use Control-click to open the contextual menu. On a trackpad, you can use a two-finger tap.

Insert new clips

To insert a new clip, open the contextual menu and choose Insert.

  • If you select 3 clips, Right-click on it, and choose Insert 3 above or Insert 3 below.
  • To delete a clip, select it, then press Delete key.

Group clips

You can group multiple clips so you can move, edit, or copy them as a single unit. To group clips, select multiple clips, then open the contextual menu, and choose Group. To ungroup clips, select the grouped clips, Right-click, then choose Ungroup.

Customize text styles

You can customize text styles, pulse, blur and more. Some styles may look different each time, since including random values.

Add background media

You can add an image or video as a background. Select clips and then click Media button.

  • .jpg and .png files are supported for background images
  • .mp4 and .mp4v files are supported for background videos

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Customize backgrounds

You can also customize background styles, pulse, blur and more.

Customize effects

You can apply effects like TV Screen to the clips. To apply an effect, select clips and then choose an effect you want to apply to the clips.

Preview your lyric video

When finished editing, close the editor and preview your lyric video to experience it as your audience will. After preview, click Export button to export your lyric video.

Export your lyric video

You can export your lyric video as .mp4 file that you can upload to YouTube. Choose the size of the video and click Export button. You can also export your Superstring data as .superstring file that you can share with other users.