Trim and cut audio to a shorter duration
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!
How to Trim Audio 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.
Start by uploading the audio file that you'd like to trim. You can also paste a link to an audio or video file online, from a source like YouTube or Tiktok. Once the audio file is loaded into Studio, use the sliders or the timeline to change the start and end time, make cuts, or shorten your audio. You can also split the audio into different sections and remove the middle part of the audio if that's what you need. Trimming the audio in this way is also an excellent way to convert a longer song to a particular small soundbite.
Once you click Export, Kapwing will process the trims and give you a saveable MP3 version of your new audio file. You can then easily download the audio in just a single click so that you can save it on your device, or share it wherever you need to.
- Upload your audio
Get started by uploading an MP3, WAV file from your device or paste a link.
- 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.
- Download and share!
When you’re finished, click the dropdown arrow by export video, then click export as MP3 to begin processing your audio.