How to cut a song with iTunes

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Listening to the songs included in your library of iTunes, do you ever experience annoying silences between songs? Do some songs have superfluous parts that you could easily do without? What if I told you that you can remove all these “annoyances” without wasting time with external audio editing programs? Perhaps not everyone knows it, but iTunes also includes advanced functions that allow you to choose the start point and the end point of the songs and then automatically cut and save them as new files (in AAC format).

If you want to delve into the subject and find out in detail how to cut a song with itunesall you have to do is keep reading: in this tutorial, in fact, I will explain to you in detail how you can cut an audio file with iTunes in no time, using both Windows PCs and Macs. I guarantee you that it is such a simple operation to complete that even a child could do it!

So, may we know what are you still doing standing there? Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to put the indications I am about to give you into practice. I am convinced that by following my instructions carefully and scrupulously, you will not have the slightest problem in completing your current technological enterprise. I wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

How to Download iTunes for windows Mac user

First see in detail how to cut a song with itunesyou have to provide for download the program on your computer, if you haven’t already. If iTunes is already installed on your PC, however, you can safely skip reading this chapter and go straight to the next one.

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Download iTunes for Windows 10

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If you use a PC updated to Windows 10 you can download iTunes directly from Microsoft Store. To do this, he starts the latter by pressing the icon shopping bag with the logo of Microsoft (should be on the taskbar), press the icon magnifying glass located in the upper right corner of the window, write “itunes” in the search form that appears and then click on the icon iTunes. If you are reading this article from the PC on which you need to install iTunes, you can speed up the procedure by clicking on this link and agreeing to open the Microsoft Store.

Once you find yourself in front of the iTunes download page, press the button Get/Install located on the right to start its download and, when the procedure is completed, press the button Start appeared on the right to start the software.

For more information on how to download iTunes and how to solve any problems encountered during its installation, consult the guides that I have linked to you.

How to Cut a song with iTunes in Windows 8.x and earlier

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If your computer is stuck on an older version of Microsoft’s operating system — so Windows 8.x or earlier — you can download iTunes by connecting to the Apple site and pressing the blue button 64-bit downloads placed in the center of the page. If the version of Windows installed on your computer is 32-bit, click on the link Download the app from here which is next to the entry Are you looking for the 32-bit Windows version?.

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Once the download is complete, open the file .exe that you have obtained, press the button Come onclick the button Installpress the button Yupclick the button again Yup and then on the button end to complete the setup.

If you need more information on how to download iTunes and how to solve any problems encountered during its installation, take a look at the insights I have linked to you.

How to Cut a song with iTunes in macOS

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As you probably already know, iTunes is part of the “standard” built-in applications in macOS and therefore you shouldn’t need to install it on Mac. In case you have uninstalled the program, however, you can reinstall it.

If your Mac is updated to macOS 10.14 Mojave or later, note that iTunes is not currently available for download as a package .dmg. This means that there is only one way to restore the program: restore macOS using Time Machine or by using the macOS reinstall function included in the Recovery. If you want more information on the aforementioned operations, read the insights in which I explain in detail how Time Machine works and how to restore macOS.

If, however, on your Mac you use macOS 10.13 High Sierra or a previous version of Apple’s operating system, you can download the iTunes installer from this page by clicking on the button Download. Once the download is complete, open the file .dmg that you have obtained and, in the window that opens, double click on Install iTunes to start the iTunes installation process.

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Then follow the instructions that are provided to you on the screen: in practice you always have to press the button Come onenter the password macOS user account and restart your Mac when prompted to do so. If you need further explanations on how to download iTunes and how to solve any problems encountered during its installation, consult the guides that I have linked to you.

Cut a song with iTunes

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The procedure by which it is possible cut a song with iTunes it’s the same on windows what up macOS. All you have to do is launch the program, select the song of your interest and then use the appropriate function that allows you to cut it at the desired point. Find everything explained in detail below.

After launching iTunes (and possibly logging in with your Apple ID from the menu Accounts located at the top), presses on the card Bookshelf placed at the top, open thealbum containing the song you want to cut and, once you have identified the one you are interested in, click the right mouse button on it and select the item Song information from the menu that opens. If the songs you intend to operate on are not yet present in the iTunes library, add them to the latter by dragging them into the program window.

In the next window, select the tab Options and put a check mark next to the items Start And end. Next, fill in the two text fields that have just been activated by typing the start point and the end point where you want to cut the song (eg. 0:01 And 2:57 to start the song after one second and end it at 2 minutes and 57 seconds compared to the original file) and presses the button Okay placed at the bottom right to save the changes made.

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Once everything is set, to proceed with cutting and saving the new song directly in the program library, select the song you just edited, open the menu Fileselect items Convert > Create AAC Version And that’s it.

Within moments, you’ll see a new version of the song appear directly in your iTunes library, with the start and end points you set earlier. If you want, now you can also get rid of the original songs: just select them with the right mouse button and click on the item Delete from library from the menu that opens. Alternatively, you can restore their original length by going back to the track information panel and unchecking Start And end.

With the same technique that I just showed you, you can also create beautiful personalized ringtones for use on the iPhone. If you want to know more, run and read my guide dedicated to how to set a ringtone on the iPhone and put into practice the instructions you find written in it.

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