Dividing a track into several tracks.

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

  1. Camille macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2005
    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: ,
  2. topher macrumors member

    May 1, 2004
    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. min6characters macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2006
    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)
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
  5. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2005

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


    Dec 12, 2005
    Of course this is a perfectly legal album...
  7. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2006
    Beacon, NY
    I've done it before with quicktime pro, that's probably the easiest way.
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    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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  9. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
  10. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    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. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    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.
  12. xyian macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2004
    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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