Are you looking for software that allows you to easily cut audio recordings of college lectures? Would you like to make a beautiful mobile phone ringtone from your favorite songs? If the answer is yes, I am happy to inform you that you have landed on the right guide at the right time. In fact, in the following lines you will find those that in my opinion represent the best programs for cutting audio files currently in circulation.
How do you say? The thing interests you but being impractical in terms of computer science and new technologies do you fear that the programs for cutting audio files that I am about to suggest you to use may be too complex for you? But no, you are wrong ... and also very much! Contrary to appearances and beyond what you may think, I assure you that using these tools is not complicated at all, just a minimum of patience and contraction and that's it, you have my word.
Then? What are you still doing standing there? Take a few minutes of free time, sit comfortably in front of your trusty computer and dedicate yourself to reading this guide of mine on the best programs for cutting audio files. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than happy with the discoveries made and that in case of need you will also be ready and happy to provide useful tips to all your friends eager to receive similar information. What do you say, we bet?
Mp3splt-gtk (Windows, MacOS and Linux)
Let's start this whole guide dedicated to which are the best programs to cut audio files with Mp3splt-gtk. It is a free software for Windows, macOS and Linux which, as the name suggests, allows you to cut audio files in MP3 and OGG format through a very simple user interface. The software supports MP3 in VBR format, MP3 ID1v3 and ID2v3 tags and allows you to trim audio tracks based on various criteria, such as split in half, cut in moments of silence and more.
It is also available in a portable version, which does not require installation to function and can be easily transported on any USB stick.
To connect immediately to the official website of Mp3splt-gtk and download it to your computer click here.
Audacity (Windows, MacOS and Linux)
Audacity now it needs very few introductions. It is, in fact, one of the best free and open source audio editors available on the net. It supports all major audio file formats allowing you to edit them in various ways, not only by cutting them to your liking but also by applying dozens of effects and corrections that are typically found only in highly advanced paid solutions.
It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. To export mp3 files you need a free plugin called Lame MP3.
To connect immediately to the official Audacity website and download it to your computer click here.
Adobe Audition (Windows and MacOS)
Adobe Audition is one of the most famous and used programs for audio editing at a professional level. It is available on both Windows and Mac and offers a huge range of functions that allow you to edit and cut digital audio tracks making the most of the power of your sound card and computer processor.
The software also integrates a large amount of different audio effects, allows you to process files in batch mode and much more. The program is part of the plans Creative Cloud and it is paid but is available in a free 30-day trial version.
To connect immediately to the official Adobe Audition website and download it (and possibly also purchase it) on your computer click here.
Free Audio Editor (Windows)
Free Audio Editor is the ideal program for all those who want to cut audio files quickly and easily without having previous experience with audio editing programs. Using it is very simple. It supports all major audio file formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, MP2, OGG and WMA. It is free and compatible with all Windows operating systems.
In addition to perfectly fulfilling its intended purpose, the software is also capable of converting songs and recordings in a wide range of formats, adjusting the volume of audio files and using tags and selections.
To connect immediately to the official Free Audio Editor website and download it to your computer click here.
As easily understood from its name, mp3DirectCut is a free application for Windows that allows you to cut audio files in MP3 format in a very simple way. The peculiarity of this software compared to others of the same category is that it allows you to operate directly, that is to save the changes made to the mp3 songs without having to make a new compression of the same.
It also features a basic but simple to use interface and includes functions for normalizing audio and applying various effects to selected audio files.
To connect immediately to the official mp3DirectCut website and download it to your computer click here.
Music Editor Free (Windows)
Music Editor Free is a Windows program that allows you to edit and cut audio files for free. Featuring a very simple to use tabbed user interface (Office style), it includes functions to edit, cut and enrich audio files with various effects (amplification, volume normalization, inversion and much more).
It supports all major audio file formats but to export the edited songs in formats other than WAV you need to purchase a pay software upgrade.
To connect immediately to the official Music Editor Free website and download it to your computer, click here.
Wavosaur is a small free audio editing program for Windows operating systems with a spartan interface but many interesting features. It is not as complete as Audacity but supports various audio file formats (such as WAV and mp3) and allows you to edit them with tools such as cropping and applying various effects / adjustments.
Its interface can be customized through skins and, although it is very simple to use, there are numerous tutorials on the web that illustrate its main features.
To connect immediately to the official Wavosaur website and download it to your computer click here.
MP3 Trimmer (macOS)
If you use a Mac and are looking for programs to cut audio files, I suggest you contact MP3 Trimmer. It is an application that can be used free of charge and without functional limitations but it has "timed" banners that invite you to purchase the full version of the software when importing songs or saving MP3s after cutting them.
The software also features an inviting and intuitive user interface, allows you to act on files without losing the original audio quality, allows you to operate multiple Elements simultaneously and much more.
To connect immediately to the MP3 Trimmer official website and download it to your computer, click here.
In an article dedicated to programs for cutting audio files it is practically impossible not to mention GarageBand, the hugely popular audio production software produced by Apple for Mac computers. The software has an extremely user-friendly interface that allows even simple enthusiasts to perform editing operations in a few moments.
The program is intended for professional use but can be exploited without particular problems even by those who for the first time ever find themselves dealing with a solution of this type. It comes pre-installed on many Macs, but is also available for separate download from the Apple Computer Application Store.
You can find GarageBand in the folder Applications de your Mac. Instead, to download it from the appropriate section of Mac App Store just click here.
MP3 Cut (Online)
Didn't the programs for cutting audio files that I have proposed in the previous lines attract your attention in a particular way? Do you need such a resource but can't or don't want to install new software on your computer? So before you finally throw in the towel why not try to use MP3 Cut? It is a practical online service that allows you to do everything directly from the browser in an incredibly easy and fast way.
The only requirement to use it is the presence of Flash Player on the computer (if you need help on what to do, you can consult my tutorial on the subject). The service supports more than 300 different formats of audio files, includes simple functions to apply fade effects and also integrates a special tool to create ringtones for iPhone. Not bad, right?
To connect immediately to the official MP3 Cut website and start using the service, click here.