Including pauses in your voice-over videos and presentations is crucial for achieving synchronisation and a more natural outcome. 

Incorporating well-placed pauses in your script for generation and AI voice-over is crucial to achieving a more natural-sounding voice-over. These subtle and natural pauses can make all the difference between a robotic-sounding voiceover and a more authentic one.

There are 3 ways a pause can be added within Murf Studio

  1. Natural Pauses (Punctuations)
  2. Pre-defined Pauses
  3. Increase Block Length

Natural Pauses

Incorporating punctuations such as commas, full stops, and colons can add a natural pause to your generated voiceover.

It's important to note that the pause duration for each punctuation is unique to the voice actor. 

Therefore, when drafting your script in the studio, consider strategically adding punctuation to achieve a more life-like voiceover. This means that a grammatically correct script may not necessarily give a realistic voiceover. 

Pre-defined Pauses

Murf Studio's block settings offer the flexibility to incorporate pre-defined pauses in your script, adding a natural flow to your generated voiceover.

The pause menu offers the following 5 prefixed options: 

  • Extra Weak (0.25s)
  • Weak (0.5s)
  • Medium (0.75s)
  • Strong (1s)
  • Extra Strong (1.25s)
  • Custom Pause

Custom Pauses can range from 0.1 seconds to 5 seconds.


The pre-defined pauses are inserted based on the cursor location within the text box. Here is a short, interactive tutorial explaining the same. 

Pauses can also be entered using the following syntax:

[pause Xs]

Where X is the duration of the pause in seconds, ranging between 0.1s to 5.0s.

Once the syntax has been entered, it will be highlighted in blue to notify that it has been applied. 

Increase Block Length

To achieve better synchronization between the generated voiceover and uploaded media, the best method would be to select the block from the bottom timeline and stretch it to add longer pauses at the end of a block.