Cutting And Editing MP3 Audio Files Using MP3DirectCut

Mp3DirectCut is a simple and small program for editing MP3 files. This program you can use right away after downloading, no installation needed. Mp3Direccut launch right away and very fast. Many things can be done with this small program like: Cutting and pasting clips, sound normalization, volume, fade in and fade out, and effects. All the most important things are available.

Mp3DirectCut can also record audio as mp3, which requires Lame plugin. It will not recode the MP3 files.Regarding to your style and preferences you can also make your own remix.  Without losing the sound quality of the original file, you can cut your MP3 files in smaller segments. mp3DirectCut can cut the file into multiple parts or remove a part of the song. With mp3DirectCut it is possible to fade in or fade out your songs, fade is mostly used by a radio station.

How to use mp3DirectCut


After you downloaded the file you can choose the folder to install this program. In Vista you have to run the executable  in Administrator. During the first time the program will ask you to choose the language which you want to use, default is English. It has 26 different languages available, which you can change any time in the settings.



To open a file go in the navigation bar click File –> Open and search for your song you want to edit. Preview the Song by clicking the Play button. Sometimes the song will have periods of no sound at the beginning and end which you want to remove or maybe you want to cut a middle part of the song. This can be done easy through drag and drop with the mouse. You click the begin part you want to cut and drag the mouse to the end part which has to be removed. The selection is highlighted, remove this part using the Cut button or use the delete button on your keyboard.

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Fade MP3 music files with mp3DirectCut

It’s also nice to make a fade out of the song, this can be done by drag the last part of the song to make it highlighted. Click on Edit –> Create simple fade in the navigation bar.

To undo the edited file click Edit–>Undo. Once the editing is finished save the MP3 file, Click File –> Save All Audio and if necessary rename the file and click Save.

This program has a simple interface and is recommended regarding to audio editing. Especially for beginners mp3DirectCut is a very good program. If you’re looking en editing program with more features, try Audacity, for those who wants to be a DJ, try VirtualDJ.

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Features mp3DirectCut

  • Non-destructive cut, copy, paste
  • Volume change, fade, normalize
  • mp3 recording with ACM or Lame encoder
  • Fast MPEG visualisation and easy navigation
  • Layer 2 support (dvd/dvb audio)
  • AAC support
  • Batch processing
  • Cue Sheet support
  • Pause detection
  • Auto cue (track dividing by time values)
  • Track splitting with filename and tag creation
  • Trim · Crop · Fast play · Loop play
  • ID3v1.1 tag editor · ID3v2 tag keeping
  • VU meter · bitrate visualisation
  • High speed recorder · Command line usage
  • Unicode support



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