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Trim Audio

Trim and cut audio to a shorter duration
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Trim a audio file in just a few clicks

With Kapwing's online audio trimmer you can easily shorten the length of an MP3. This free tool can be used on any iPhone, Android, Tablet or PC with a browser so you can skip downloading software. Podcasters can create snippets of upcoming episodes to share on social media and singers can preview a song online before releasing the full version. In a few clicks, you can also trim and cut your audio to make ringtones, songs, sound effects and more!

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How to Trim Audio Online

How to Trim Audio Online
  1. Upload your audio
    Get started by uploading an MP3, WAV file from your device or paste a link.
  2. Choose start and end times
    Drag the ends of the layer from left to right to change when the audio begins and ends. For finer adjustments, click timing and use the up and down arrow keys to select a start and end time. To trim audio from a video, right-click and select detach audio to begin editing.
  3. Download and share
    When you’re finished, click the dropdown arrow by export video, then click export as MP3 to begin processing your audio.

Shorten Audio Online For Free

Trimming audio is an important part of any content creator's workflow. You may need to trim an mp3 file in order to cut out a sound effect, or remove parts of the audio that you do not want in your final output. Traditionally, music makers would have to download heavyweight software to accomplish the audio trimming, but with Kapwing, this process is easy, online, and takes only a few clicks.

Cut or trim audio files without downloading an app or installing a heavy software like Audacity and Garageband. Kapwing supports many audio file types including MP3, WAV, MP4, and more. Start by uploading the audio file that you'd like to trim or paste a link to an audio or video file online, from a source like YouTube or TikTok. Once the audio file is loaded into Kapwing, use the sliders or the timeline to change the start and end time, make cuts, or shorten your audio. Split audio into different sections and remove the middle part of the audio, if that's what you need.

This is an excellent audio trimmer to use when trimming longer songs into a particular small soundbite or when you’re trimming podcasts down to the highlights you want to save for safe keeping.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a way to edit a WAV file?

Yes! Trim a WAV file by using an audio trimmer that supports WAV files or can convert WAV files into a more compatible file type like an MP3. Some tools that support WAV files include Windows Media Player and iMovie. If you want to edit a WAV file, you can use an audio cutter like Kapwing, which is also an online video editor. This way, you can edit your WAV file and add sound waves, clean audio, or even add an image for subtitles.

How do you trim audio on iPhone?

You can trim audio on iPhone by using an app or an online audio trimmer. Whichever audio trimmer you choose, make sure it supports the type of audio file you have. For example, if you want to trim audio on iPhone, you most likely have a WAV audio file. In this case, use an online audio trimmer like Kapwing so you can trim audio directly in your web browser on your phone. Kapwing works on any smartphone including the iPhone, Samsung Galaxies, other Android devices, Google Pixels, and many more.

How do I cut part of audio?

To cut part of an audio track, you need an audio editor or an audio trimmer. Most audio trimmers have a playhead you can adjust to splice audio precisely. Depending on what audio tool you use, you can cut part of your audio track to make a compressed, smaller audio file or to save the only valuable parts you want within the audio file.

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