If looking for an extremely easy-to-use free tool to split and merge your MP3 audio files, Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is an interesting option to consider. Designed to be useful to all types of users, the program comes in a small one-window interface with two tabs – one for the MP3 Cutter and another one for the MP3 Joiner. Its simple settings will let you start working on your audio files right away.
As soon as you select an MP3 file, the MP3 Cutter tab will show a waveform graph of it for you to choose the start and ending points. You have two ways of achieving that – either by playing back the audio track and clicking on the icons provided when reaching the start and end points, or by inputting the times yourself. These can be as accurate as you wish, as they allow for times down to the millisecond. Regrettably, you cannot make use of your mouse to select the fragment you wish to cut just by dragging it over the area you wish to extract, as it is the norm in most audio editors and cutting tools. Actually, the current size of the waveform graph wouldn’t allow you to do it accurately either. The interface cannot be enlarged in any way, and the graph itself offers no zooming capabilities to take a closer look to the cutting points.
The MP3 Joiner tab offers you a simpler interface. Here you just need to select the tracks you wish to merge. Mind you, make sure that you select them in the exact order you want them to be glued together, as the program won’t let you move any of the files on the list neither up nor down. You can set the quality of the resulting file by clicking on the Setting button provided. Here you can choose your favorite bit and sample rates, and the number of channels the file will have. One more caveat – be careful not to click by mistake on Escape key or the Enter key, as the program will close right away without allowing you to save anything.
When it comes to cutting and joining MP3 files, this tool works like a charm. Its straightforward functionality may look a bit restrictive at times in terms of usability and you will have to learn a few tricks if you don’t want to lose your work by accident. Other than that, Free MP3 Cutter Joiner is a tool that does the job. If getting the job done is the only thing that matters to you, this free tool is at least worth trying.
- Extremely easy-to-use
- Straightforward functionality
- Simple interface
- Waveform graph representation of the audio file
- Accurate cutting points down to the millisecond
- The waveform graph is too small to set accurate cutting points visually
- The use of any unexpected key closes the program without saving
- Cannot set the start and end points directly with your mouse
- The order of the tracks selected for merging cannot be changed