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Audio Trimmer | How to Trim an Audio File for Free

Jane Zhou updated on Mar 23, 2021 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Sometimes the files are way too lengthy, and you want to shrink them, or you may want to make ringtones out of your lengthy audio files. Regardless of why you want to cut or trim an audio file, there are multiple audio trimmer tools available to help you do it on your computers and smartphones.

On this page, we will show you 5 audio trimmers to assist you in cutting audio files on Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android, and even online without losing quality.

Part 1. How to Trim Music on Windows 11/10/8/7

If you use a Windows-based computer and you want to trim your audio on your PC, you have many more options than you can imagine. There are a plethora of tools to help you trim MP3 or other files on Windows computers, and you can use them to get your tasks done.

However, not all the tools are built equal. If you want an honest recommendation and software that makes it easy to cut your audio files, EaseUS Video Editor is a great choice. It comes bundled with a ton of features to help you cut multiple audio files that are in MP3, AAC, and various other formats. Moreover, you can adjust its volume or apply some special effects to it. 

Key features:

  • Support almost all popular audio formats
  • Merge your cut files with other music files
  • Export your trimmed files to MP3 or AAC format
  • Fast rendering process

Apart from an audio file trimmer, it is also an excellent video editor. Now download it to explore more features!

How to Trim Music Files on Windows 10 Using EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor, then click "Import > Import file" to load your files into the app. You will need to navigate to the folders where your files are located and select them to be added to the software.

add audio file

Step 2. When your audio files are available in the software, right-click on them and select "Add to Project". They will be added to the timeline so you can then trim them.

add audio to timeline

Step 3. Place your cursor where you want to cut your audio file and click on the "Split" option in the toolbar. It will split your music file into two parts. Then click on the audio part that you do not wish to keep and select the "Delete" option. It will remove that part from your file.

cut audio files

Step 4. Finally, you can save the trimmed file in an audio format on your computer. Click on the "Export" option at the top, choose the "Audio" tab, and select either "MP3" or "AAC" as an output format. Then, click on "Export" at the bottom to save your file.

save cut file

Part 2. How to Crop Audio File on Mac

Unlike Windows users, Mac users do not get access to as many tools and apps, but that does not mean you have nothing to crop audio files on your machine. The thing with the Macs is that Apple has developed some nice exclusive apps for these machines that you can use to do many of your tasks.

There is an app called iMovie that you can use to do almost all the media files related tasks on your Mac. You can use it to edit audio files, edit videos, and even trim your music files. Everything is built right into the app, so you do not need to install any third-party utilities to get your tasks done.

How to Trim or Cut Audio with iMovie on a Mac:

Step 1. Download the iMovie app on your Mac if you do not already have it, and then launch it.

Step 2. Start a new project and click on the "File" menu at the top and select "Import Media". Add the music file that you want to cut from your storage, then drag the file over to the timeline so it can be trimmed.

load audio file in iMovie

Step 3. Move the playhead to the point where you want to cut your audio file. Then, click on the "Modify" option at the top and select the option that says "Trim To Playhead". It will cut your file where the playhead is placed.

trim audio file

Step 4. Click on the "File" menu at the top and select "Share" followed by "File". This is to save the trimmed-down version of your audio file.

trim audio file on Mac with iMovie

Step 5. Choose "Audio Only" from the "Format" menu, select a format from the "File Format" dropdown menu, and click on "Next".

Part 3. How to Trim Audio in Android

If you have ever taken a look at the official Google Play Store for audio trimmers, you have realized there are dozens of options when it comes to trimming music files on Android devices. There are so many apps to choose from that you can easily get overwhelmed and not be able to decide which one to go for.

Luckily, some apps work better than others. Audio MP3 Cutter is one of these apps, and it allows you to play around with your audio files in many ways. You can edit your files, merge them, and even trim them. That last one is exactly what you want to do on your Android phone.

How to Trim MP3 Files on Android:

Step 1. Launch the app on your Android device and tap on the option that says "Trim Audio". It will let you cut your audio files.

trim audio

Step 2. It will ask you to choose the MP3 file you want to trim down. Select one of the files from your storage and continue.

Step 3. Drag the sliders on the screen that follows and choose what parts you want to trim down. Once you have done that, tap on the option that says "Trim" at the top to cut your file.

cut audio

Step 4. It will trim your MP3 file and save it to your phone’s storage. You can then find it in your music app as well as use the Play button in the app itself to play it.

Part 4. How to Cut Audio on iPhone

iPhone users enjoy as many apps as Android ones and there is no lack of audio cutters for your iPhone. If you open the App Store and look for audio cutting tools, you are going to come across dozens of options.

Easy Audio Cutter & Trimmer is one of these tools that lets you cut audio files on your iOS-based devices. It has been made by keeping beginners in mind, and you do not need to put much effort to cut your music files with this app on your iPhone.

How to Trim Audio Files with Easy Audio Cutter & Trimmer on iPhone:

Step 1. Launch the app on your iPhone and tap on the option that says "Select Audio". It will let you select the audio files you want to cut on your device.

choose audio file on iPhone

Step 2. Choose the music file you want to cut, and it will be added to the app.

Step 3. On the following screen, you will see markers that you can move around. Drag those markers and put them around the part of your file that you wish to keep. Then, tap on the "Crop" button.

crop audio

Step 4. It will ask if you want to export the audio file to your device. Tap on "Yes" and continue. Once done, tap on the "Save to Files" option on the following screen to save the file on your iPhone.

export prompt

Part 5. How Cut or Crop Audio Online for Free

Some users would not want to install an app to cut the audio files on their devices. Maybe they are running out of memory space on their devices? Or maybe they simply do not trust the apps that let them do these tasks?

Regardless, if you have decided not to install an app, you can use one of the online tools to cut your audio files. There are many tools out there to do it and one of them is MP3 Cutter. It is a website where you can upload your music files and cut them to your desired range.

How to Cut Audio Files with MP3 Cutter on the Web:

Step 1. Open a browser and head over to the MP3 Cutter website.

Step 2. Click on the button that says "Choose File" to upload the audio file from your computer.

upload audio file

Step 3. Once the file is uploaded, you will be able to drag the markers to cut it. Use the markers on both sides of your file and drag them to how you want to trim your file. Feel free to use the other options such as audio effects and manual crops to trim your file.

specify crop

Step 3. Finally, click on the button that says "Cut Audio File" to cut your file and download the edited version to your computer.

trim audio file

Conclusion

Trimming audio files is no longer a daunting task, thanks to many audio editing apps available in the market. Windows users can use EaseUS Video Editor to easily and quickly cut their audio files. Mac users can use iMovie to trim down their music files. If you are on Android or iPhone, you have apps available to perform the task on your phones. Just choose the right one based on your needs.

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