This tutorial details 2 processes. (now 3: added "Grab a clip from a song ")
Editing out a clip from a music file and combining or joining 2 independent music files.
Let's get started by opening NERO WAVE EDITOR.
TIP: NERO WAVE EDITOR is fully drag and drop compatible (which I personally love)
TIP: You can have several sessions of wave editor open at once which is very helpful.
Part 1: Editing out an undesired spot in a track
So with Nero Wave Editor open, open a 2nd window showing your music files. Now drag and drop your audio file onto Nero Wave Editor
This is how the music file looks fully loaded. Lets clip out a bad spot.
Simply click your mouse on the music in the spot that's undesired, and drag the mouse left or right to select the spot to be removed.
Click the Scissors icon to clip out or remove the undesired spot.
This is the result. If your thinking... "Why would I ever do this ", I can tell you there are plenty of reasons. Its almost always going to be a live recording and clipping out a false start or a bad audio tape transferred to digital. But maybe you want one song or 2 from an audio tape that was converted to digital. This process will also allow you to remove a bad spot or clip off unwanted hiss between songs on an analog to digital conversion.
Part 2: Joining 2 audio files
Here we have drag/dropped a 2nd audio file onto our current WAVE EDITOR window. A new Window pops up filling itself with our 2nd song.
Lets carefully select only the active parts of the track, clipping off the front and end. The idea is to make a quick seamless transition to the next song.
Click where you want to insert the 2nd clip. Now click Edit > Paste
Here's the final product
Click File > Save As... Pick a file format and you're done!
Part 3: Grab a clip from a song
I just tested Binkie's question.
You can make a short sound byte (or short clip from song) easily.
- Open your file in Wave editor
- Hi-light the part you want
- Click Edit > Cut
- Click File > New
- Click Edit > Paste
- There's your short clip.