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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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Music editing/cutting

Looking for a easy, cheap but effective music editing/cutting app for MacBook Pro to allow editing of commercial music tracks to shorter versions for dance routines.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Twisted Wave is a very good and inexpensive audio editor.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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Twisted Wave is a very good and inexpensive audio editor.
Thank you .... will check it out
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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Audacity, which is free:
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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nothing native? something very simple, just to shorten some song or cut out some pieces. I thought Mac has it for videos, cant believe there is nothing similar for audio
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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nothing native? something very simple, just to shorten some song or cut out some pieces. I thought Mac has it for videos, cant believe there is nothing similar for audio
I have been using Fission by Rogue Amoeba for years now. It's $32 though, so not exactly cheap. But it'll let you snip up to 10 minutes files for free, so the trial will work fine for the majority of music.

http://rogueamoeba.com/fission/
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If the files you need to trim are in mp3 format, MP3 Trimmer is a very good app...
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Old Mar 28, 2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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nothing native? something very simple, just to shorten some song or cut out some pieces. I thought Mac has it for videos, cant believe there is nothing similar for audio
Apple Garageband is free
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gara...408709785?mt=8

I use Sound Studio
http://felttip.com/ss/
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 03:03 AM   #9
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thanks
but there is nothing already provided with the Macpro retina?
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but there is nothing already provided with the Macpro retina?
As Consultant already stated Garageband comes free with your Mac.
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 09:18 AM   #11
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[[ As Consultant already stated Garageband comes free with your Mac. ]]

There could be a problem if the user is trying to edit compressed files, such as mp3.

GarageBand will edit them, true. But it first has to de-compress the file into aiff format.

That will be ok -- so long as the user doesn't want to "re-compress" them back into mp3 format. To do so will "throw out" more audio information (because of the "lossy" compression process), and could degrade the audio quality.

MP3 Trimmer is shareware, but all the features are available in demo mode.
It can trim and modify mp3 files WITHOUT de-compressing them, thus retaining the original audio quality.
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