How to Remove Parts of a Song from an MP3
By Etch Tabor
Updated September 22, 2017
If you have audio editing software, you can edit out parts of an MP3. By splitting portions of a track, you can isolate entire segments and delete them with a few clicks of the mouse. Some computers, such as Macs, come with audio editing software. However, most do not, so you may need to download an application from a third-party provider, some of which are available for free.
Launch Garageband if you are using a Mac. Import the MP3 of your choosing by clicking "File," and then "Open," and then selecting the audio file. Use your mouse to click on the beginning portion of the segment you wish to cut. Use the key combination Apple+T to make a split. Use your mouse again to click on the ending portion of the segment you wish to cut. Use the key combination Apple+T to make another split. Click on this sectioned of segment you have created and press the "Delete" key.
Download Audacity, a free audio editing software tool for Macs and PCs. Launch Audacity. Open the MP3 you wish you to edit. Select your selection tool by clicking the button that looks like a capital I. Click on the beginning portion of the segment of the song you wish to cut. Drag your mouse to the ending portion. Press the "Delete" key.
Purchase Pro Tools, a audio editing suite available for PCs and Macs. Launch Pro Tools. Open the mp3 file you wish to edit. Click on the selector tool, which is the third tool from the right. Click on the segment of the song where you want to make your initial cut. Press "Enter." Click on the segment of the song where you want to make your final cut. Press "Enter." Click on this isolated segment and press the "Delete" key.
For three years, Etch Tabor worked as the technology and online editor at "InsideCounsel" magazine, a national publication for in-house counsel. He currently is a full-time freelance writer, specializing in legal, technology and comedy writing. He graduated in 2004 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in journalism.