Dividing a track into several tracks.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Camille, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi!
    I have an album called "The rock legends- The Beatles",
    in which each track is an album the band has made.
    I would like tu divide each album into different tracks, each trakc being a song.
    That would be much nicer then having tracks of albums!
    Thanks for your help :eek: ,
    Camille
     
  2. macrumors member

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    In the hopes of inciting faster replies, I'd like to second the original post. I've done some research, and there are programs that can do this (I think they're called audio splitters), but I'd love for a knowledgeable forum user to share some recommendations.

    thanks all
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar question a couple weeks ago, as I was able to "split" tracks using MusicMatch during the ripping process, and wanted to do the same in iTunes.

    You can do this in iTunes, but it's actually done after ripping the track, and you end up keeping the entire file. If you go into "song info", you can specify the start/end times for the track, and that selection will play back accordingly. In the case of the first poster who wants to take an entire album and split into multiple tracks, you'll end up with X number of files ("X" being the number of songs you want to end up with) each the size of the entire album, but with different start/end times to correspond with each musical selection.

    If there's a better way to do this in iTunes, I'd be interested in knowing also; otherwise, you may want to use MusicMatch instead and use the "song clips" feature (you can also fade in/out)
     
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    gekko513

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    You can use GarageBand or Quicktime Pro.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok.
    Let's say I want to use Garageband.
    What do I have to do??
     
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    calculus

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    Of course this is a perfectly legal album...
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I've done it before with quicktime pro, that's probably the easiest way.
     
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    gekko513

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    1. Open iTunes, Open Garageband and create an empty project.
    2. Drag the song you want to edit from iTunes into the Garageband project window. (Rearrange the windows or use Exposé to do the drag)
    3. Find the first gap between songs and place the play head there.
    4. Select Edit -> Split
    5. Create a new track by clicking the large plus button at the bottom.
    6. Select only the last half of the track you just split and drag it down to the new track.
    7. Mute the new track by clicking the small speaker button on the left side. (In blue on the screenshot).
    8. Select the track with the first half.
    9. Select File -> Export to iTunes. In iTunes, find the song and rename it.
    10. Repeat from step 3 for each song.
     

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    Thanks a lot, gekko513.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you are talking about MP3 files then you can use MP3 Trimmer since it does not reencode the MP3 file to trim it.
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    I like MP3 Trimmer an aweful lot, mostly because it does not re-encode the track and avoids the resulting loss of quality from the re-encoding process.

    I use it all the time as the final touch for taking audio off concert DVDs that I own. I can trim off the applause that sometimes lasts minutes and add a fade in and fade out to lessen the jarring effect of the gap in between tracks.

    Very nice product and it offers a non-crippled demo. Like any good shareware program, it is cheap - $10.95 - and well done.
     
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    xyian

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    I use CD Spin Doctor that is bundled with Toast 7. You can specify where your tracks are and add more if it doesn't automatically detect them. It even exports them to iTunes if you so wish.
     

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