Music Editing Application (for swear words)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eaglescout, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. eaglescout macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009

    I have a good number of songs (and will continue to have) that I love, but they have just 1 or 2 swear words. That just ruins the whole song for me. I would really like to know (as well as friends who have asked me) where or IF I can get a music editing application for my mac so that I can edit iTunes songs.

    I just simply want to make it so that there is the classic *beep* sound instead of the swear word, or even just mute the vocal while the sole beat of the music is still going on (like how the radio stations do it).

    I would greatly appreciate any help!
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Radio stations would, more than likely, get edited versions from the record labels.

    How can listening to the songs as the artist intended them to be heard, be ruining it for you?
  3. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I think that is pretty much impossible. The lyrics are not separate from the instrumental portion in the sound file, they're just bits. It's not as if iTunes "understands" a lyric from an instrument, much less able to discern the meaning, literally or contextually.

    You may be able to locate re-recorded versions of those songs that are "pre-bleeped" or bowdlerized. Keep in mind, though, unless they are versions offered by the artist or original publishing house, they are almost guaranteed to be in violation of the copyright, and subject to DCMA penalties.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    As I recall Walmart only sells censored music. If so you could purchase all your future music through them.
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  6. eaglescout thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    That will work! @pit29, your link led me to another link, which also turned out to be "Audacity" also, so thanks!

    It looks like this is my best option so I will go with that. Thank you all who helped.
  7. atmenterprises macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Maybe some folks just don't want to hear the trashy words that come out of others' mouths.
  8. scharadl macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2016
    --- Post Merged, Jun 12, 2016 ---
    Simply open the track in Final Cut X, find the curse words, use the blade tool and select that part of the track, start to end of the curse word, then go to the speed controls and reverse the clip. Export the track as audio. Easy!

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