edit songs for itunes

shanner

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2004
65
0
Hello!

Can anyone tell me how I might edit pieces of music that i want to add to a playlist in itunes? Say i have a track that i want to remove an introduction from or whatever....

Thank you!
 

homeshire

macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2002
214
0
Ohio, looking toward Germany
garageband???

i did it once when i captured a soundtrack from a movie. i pieced a song together from throughout the film, dropped it in garageband to remove my own rough work in capturing, and voila. anyway, worked for me.
 

kwajaln

macrumors 6502
Sep 18, 2004
369
0
CHICAGO!
Shanner . . .take Homeshire's suggestion! I am new to Apple (2-1/2 weeks) and I used Garage Band to do exactly what you are referring to, removing an intro, and it worked perfectlly!! Then, it is super easy to export the edited song to iTunes. :D
 

iBook

macrumors regular
May 3, 2004
208
0
On a tugboat
If you simply want to remove an intro, you can edit the song from within iTunes by setting the exact start time. I think it's within what would essentially be the "Get Info" dialogue box for a specific tune.

As I recall, you can get fairly preceise; 0.01-second intervals.
 

Simon Liquid

macrumors regular
Jul 4, 2001
223
0
Iowa
What I wish is that there were some way to have that work part of the time. For example, a song with an introduction. When I'm listening to playlists or random tracks, the introduction is distractingly out of place, breaks the rhythm. But then when I go back to listen to the album, it's distracting to NOT have that interlude.
 

shanner

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2004
65
0
thanks for your ideas, i went with iBook's and it works great.

Simon Liquid - now that i know THAT.... how about making 2 copies of the song and having one start after the intro, using iBooks suggestion, and leaving the other at the full lenght - it'd be handy for playlists you're putting together yourself even if not for random play.

(you probably know this but...
file > show song file > copy > rename...etc.)
 

Simon Liquid

macrumors regular
Jul 4, 2001
223
0
Iowa
Yeah, I've actually done that for a couple of songs. It's a decent work around but that's what computers are supposed to be good at, automating repetitive tasks and keeping things sorted for you. It would be nifty if you could do it with Applescript. I'm no expert, but looking at the library for iTunes I can see how it could be done, at least the act of checking to see if the last track is the track that precedes on the album, storing the start time, setting the start time to zero then setting it back when the track is over. I don't know how you'd get iTunes to run the script between songs or for it to run continually and monitor iTunes. You could have it check every <time interval> for change but this seems really inefficient and like you'd already be too late when you noticed the change.
 

Yvan256

macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2004
5,040
908
Canada
shanner said:
Hello!

Can anyone tell me how I might edit pieces of music that i want to add to a playlist in itunes? Say i have a track that i want to remove an introduction from or whatever....

Thank you!
If you only want to trim the beginning and/or end of a track, iTunes/iPod already has that capability.

Select your song, go in "options". You'll see "start time" and "stop time" input fields.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.