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How to Cut Audio in Audacity

Audacity is a popular open source audio editor. You can use this tool to get done audio-related tasks, including removing unnecessary part of an audio. Removing audio parts itself is a very basic step of audio editing, you can do it with ease in Audacity.

Audacity itseld as a cross-platform application, available for Linux, Windows and also macOS. Audacity is an old application. The project of Audacity was started in 1999 by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University. They both released Audacity publicly a year later. Currently, Audacity is maintained by The Audacity Team.

It takes no complex steps to cut/remove audio part in Audacity. You can do it in minutes or even seconds depending on file size of the audio you want to cut. Audacity can be used to cut audio in a wide range of formats, including MP3, the most popular audio format. Assuming that you have installed Audacity on your computer, here is how to cut an audio file in Audacity.

  • Launch Audacity on your computer and open the audio file you want to cut by clicking the File menu and select Open.

  • Block the audio part you want to remove using Selection Tool.

  • Click the Edit menu and select Delete to remove the blocked part.

  • Repeat the steps above if you want to remove more parts. Once you done with the removing process, click the File menu and select Export. You can export your audio in such formats as MP3, OGG, M4A and WMA. Be sure to include the file extension of the format you choose when giving your audio file a name. For instance, if you want to export your audio in MP3, you should type “my converted audio.mp3”.

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