Easy MP3 Cutter is a very useful free app which gives users the ability to split up a large audio file into smaller ones. It can be used to trim unwanted silence at the start and end of recordings, for example. In addition, it can split up long recordings into multiple files which can then be distributed more easily. This can be useful for logically separating recordings or setting them out for ease of access.
An overview of the software
In cases when you only require a section of an audio recording, perhaps for something you have dictated that you want to type up later, a software tool which can cut the audio is useful. When you only want a clip of a section of music - for instance, to use as a ring tone for your mobile phone – being able to cut it at the precise moment is also very handy. This is what Easy MP3 Cutter allows you to do. Whatever reason you might have for chopping up an audio file, this software will allow you to do it without any hassle and with a good degree of precision. Not bad for a free to download app, you might think? The programme is small, taking up just under 2,500 KB of memory, and has an easy to operate feel. Indeed, it is important to note that this utility is designed for general use and you do not need any prior experience with audio editing techniques in order to get the hang of it. Although its name implies it is for MP3 files only, the software is equally at home with WAV types of files, too.
How easy is Easy MP3 Cutter to use?
As mentioned, this software is not overly technical and you can set it to automatically cut your MP3 or WAV file into equal lengths, if you want, by simply specifying the duration of each section of audio. Alternatively, you can split your audio up according to the size of each resulting output files that you will generate. This is a good option of anyone who wants to chop up their files so that they can be sent by email which might sometimes restrict the size of attachments that can be sent. Another cool function of the program is that there is an auto-detect option for finding silence. This means that if silent sections of audio are detected between the part of the file you want to extract, then the software will find it for you. It then marks the relevant parts for you to remove, all of which can be done with a single click of the mouse. Lastly, the software supports batch splitting of multiple files, has a multilingual interface and can produce output files with ID3v1 or ID3v2 tags, if wanted.
Easy MP3 Cutter saves time by doing multiple tasks repeatedly. It is equally useful for one-off applications by people unused to audio formatting. There's a really useful visual splitting option too, where you can set the splitting boundaries on an audio waveform that you can actually see.