Free audio cutter and joiner for PC
Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is a free program for PC that allows you to trim and join audio files, breaking up tracks into smaller pieces or joining smaller pieces of an audio track into one, longer piece. The app isn’t great but will do the job. If you’re looking for control or finesse over your audio trimming, however, you’re going to need to look elsewhere.
Basic cutter and joiner for audio files
If you’ve ever wanted to cut or trim an audio file - or to join up smaller files into one big whole, you might want to check out Free MP3 Cutter Joiner. It’s a very basic app that will do the job, but it won’t offer anything in the way of editing or refining power.
Downloading and installing the free audio cutter
Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is a simple app with a simple download. It’s a small file, so it should download quickly, and the install process is simple, although it does feel like you have to click a lot!
How this trimmer and joiner app looks
Unfortunately, there’s nothing terribly kind we can say about Free MP3 Cutter Joiner. The interface is unattractive and dated, with no customization options or means to improve it.
The two program features - cutting and joining - are separated on two tabs at the top of the app. Along the right-hand side, you’ll see the options of Add, Remove, and Settings. The window where your cutting and joining will take place is in the middle. Under Settings, you’ll see options to tweak the encoder, the bit rate, and the channel. Strangely, there is an area for a preset option but, in this app, it is greyed out and can’t be used.
How do I cut and merge MP3 songs?
To actually cut or merge an audio track, you’ll pick the appropriate tab, and then add the track (or tracks) via the Add button. To cut, play the track and use the controls to set the start and end of the cut point (you can also manually input the start and end points). When you think you have the points correctly set, you can use the “play clip” button to make sure that the audio that plays corresponds to the bit you want to trim out. When you’re sure you’re set right, press Start.
If you’d like to merge songs, use the Add button to find the ones you’d like to join. Once they’re lined up in the window, check the ones you want to join together, and hit Start. The main window offers options for help and how to use the software, but both open a pretty rudimentary help page on the developer’s website.
Is Free MP3 Cutter Joiner the best way to trim an MP3 in Windows 10?
Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is is a very basic app that does a very basic job. It’s true - it will cut or trim and merge audio tracks. It does the job simply and quickly and, to that end, it is satisfactory. Even so, it’s a very rough job and although you’ll be able to cut and join, you can’t do anything else, including editing the changes or polishing the end results at all.
Free app does a rough but satisfactory job
Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is a very basic app. Like we saw in our tests, it will indeed cut and join audio files, but it does the job so roughly that we’re not sure who really needs this kind of help. If you’re looking to edit audio files, you’d surely be much better off with an app that lets you cut and merge them - but also edit and polish them - like Adobe Audition, or for a free alternative, WavePad. Even some of Free MP3 Cutter Joiner's direct alternatives (other free and basic trimmers), like Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor and Free Audio Editor do the job a little bit more delicately. It’s a bit like someone asking for an ax to cut paper, rather than scissors. Sure, both will do the job, but scissors will be just a little bit more refined. If you need an ax, then maybe Free MP3 Cutter Joiner will do the job, but most of us will need something more than the absolute basics.