Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

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567 posts since 1 Nov, 2005 from England.

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:51 am

Hello all, ive been trying do this for years, but never found out. I have a single 18 minute wave file that I want to create points on it between track parts so I can skip to the next track when I put it on my mp3 player? Annoying having to listen to the whole track without being able to skip to the next track.

I have Cubase 8.5 and Wavelab Elements 9, not been on them for a little while, so I presume it can be done in both? Any advise would be great, cheers!
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VariKusBrainZ
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8738 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:36 am

I think you need to look for info on the 'montage' feature

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BertKoor
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10871 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:11 am

In any audio editor I tried:
* select first section with mouse
* cut & paste to new file
* save new file
Repeat until nothing is left

If the cut points are not at a silent part, make sure the sample number is a multiple of 512. That is the block size of mp3. Full block will mean less gap.
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KVRian
567 posts since 1 Nov, 2005 from England.

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:05 am

Thanks for the replies. I thought it would’ve been simpler than cut and pasting. I thought just inserting a special marker did the job and embedded itself into an audio file. Not sure now if Audacity works like this, by dropping a simple marker to create the skip points.
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BertKoor
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Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:41 am

Sorry, Mp3 does nothing with markers. Splitting into multiple files is the ony thing that works.
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KVRian
567 posts since 1 Nov, 2005 from England.

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 am

Thanks for the info! Cheers! 👍
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T-CM11
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2277 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:12 am

I could be wrong, but I don't there's any audio file format that can contain markers.

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KVRian
567 posts since 1 Nov, 2005 from England.

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:05 pm

Yes Audacity calls it labelling.
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KVRian
1449 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:09 am

Easily done in Audacity using labels, then "File > Save Other > Export Multiple...."

This exports each section of the track between labels as a separate file using the name in the label. So you just add labels to the track, and then export (you can edit tags in each new clip as it exports).

Voila! No cut and paste required. :D

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how- ... n-audacity

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/label_tracks.html
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Frantz
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4927 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:01 am

Mp3splt is a handy utility for all operating systems:

http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/home.php

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KVRist
99 posts since 13 Dec, 2004 from USA

Re: Splitting a single audio clip into parts?

Post Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:34 am

I've been able to do this with Fission (by Rogue Amoeba) on a Mac, fairly easily. Another approach I used in the past was cue splitting (mostly used on DJ mixsets with attendant cue files). I can't seem to find the ancient program I used to use, but I found this one which still seems available:

http://www.medieval.it/cuesplitter-pc/menu-id-71.html

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