May 102012
 

If you search for instructions on cropping in Audacity, you’ll get a lot of people explaining how to do two things that you don’t want to do:

1. Remove a selected section (that is, cutting, the opposite of cropping)
2. Save a selection to a file

If you just want to select a range and remove everything on both sides, neither of those pieces of advice help. The confusion is caused by people answering questions they don’t understand, and the fact that Audacity uses the term “Trim” instead of crop. Of course, if you read an article like this one, you will be even more confused, because he uses the term “Trim” to mean Cut!

Anyhow, all you have to do is select the range you want, then Edit -> Remove Audio -> Trim. Or just hit Ctrl-T.

  5 Responses to “How to crop audio in Audacity”

  1. Awesome, thanks!

  2. Thanks for the helpful knowledge!

  3. Many thanks! You’re spot on regarding the variety of meanings people have associated with the words like cut, trip and so on. You’re a saviour! :)

  4. *trim
    (Gosh, really sleepy! lol)

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