When it comes to cut and join audio files (i.e., MP3) to computers, I usually use audio editing software applications because I want to use the full potential of the computer, while on the smartphone you can use free audio cutter applications. Computer audio editing programs allow me to optimize my audio clip, such as add fade, apply effects, adjust audio, and more.

If your aim is to cropping a music file to create your phone ringtone, do not waste time on the computer because there are many good ringtones maker applications on Google Play and iTunes App Store.

The following are the best free audio cutter and joiner applications for the Windows computer:

1. MixPad

MixPad is a free music mixing app for computers (Windows, Mac) that allows you to edit, cut, manage, add effects to your audio files. You can add multiple files in the MixPad timeline, or record audio. It’s so easy, you do not need any extra knowledge to use this software.

To cut MP3 audio files on your PC with MixPad, follow the steps written below:

  1. Launch the Mixpad application on your computer and press the ‘Load Clip’ option.
  2. Add one or multiple audio files to MixPad.
  3. Play, pause, stop audio by using the media button below.
  4. Move the vertical selector line over the clip, right-click and select ‘Split’, (Use the zoom feature for better selection).
  5. Again move the selector line to a different position and then right-click on ‘Split’.
  6. Remove other clips from the editor.
  7. Move the cropped clip to the beginning.
  8. Play the crop clip and make sure it’s okay.
  9.  Finally, go to File> Export Clip> as an MP3 and save your audio file.

You can add more audio files, and crop all together, and create great tracks.

Mixpad is very simple, lightweight and absolutely free for non-commercial users.

2. mp3splt

mp3splt is an open-source application that you can use to split MP3 audio files on your computer without decoding or encoding the original file. With this app you can split the entire album. multiple audio files, and it can trim audio files automatically by detecting silence.


3. mp3DirectCut

mp3DirectCut is a type of audio editor that allows you to cut, add, and edit audio files without encoding and decoding audio files. There are so many editing facilities in the application such as fade, volume changes, records, batch processing and more. This application is light and its process MP3 files very fast.


4. MP3 Cutter and Editor

This is a simple application to cut audio files (i.e., MP3, WAV), and as you can see in the screenshot shown below, you can apply fade to your clip very easily. If your objective is to cut audio files, then this app is best for you, only select start and end points, and save the clip.

The software application is lightweight, easy and absolutely free for all users.

Free MP3 Cutter and Editor

5. Free MP3 Cutter Joiner

MP3 Cutter Joiner by DVDVideoMedia is another free application to cut and join audio files without losing its quality. The interface looks very basic, even the software features are also easy. To cut MP3 files, go to the ‘MP3 Cutter’ tab, add your audio file, select start and end points, and then cut the file.

Free MP3 Cutter Joiner by DVDVideoMedia

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