"I have a couple of songs with long intros. Therefore I want to trim the climax part and save it to a playlist as ringtone. Can anyone help?"

As the question goes, certain beloved song may have long prelude. Then, how can we edit audio files optionally. Audio editing software is one of the solutions. So many applications have been developed with audio editing technology. No need of related professional, basic editing can be done quite easily with just some clicks. You can trim away unwanted audio at the beginning of a music or sound clip, at the end or both.

Part 1: Best Audio Editing Software to Edit Audio Files

The top 6 performers are Leawo Music Recorder, WavePad, Adobe Audition, Acoustica Digital Audio Editor, Dexster Audio Editor, Diamond Cut. Check the features and capabilities of each tool down below, choose one and go.

1. Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder is known for the easy-to-use interface and comprehensive functions. Audio editing is just one of the incidental capabilities of the application. The majority of users of Leawo Music Recorder just utilize it as an audio recorder. As the name of it implies, the app can recording audio/music from any source in high quality. It is specially designed as an audio recorder for recording any audio from local computer, microphone, radios and podcasts, build-in input audio streams. Apart that, it also supports to record audio from multiple online sources, including online video, like YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Yahoo Music, Deezer, etc. The audio trimming is all simple. Just initiate the app, paly the audio you want to cut, click "Start" button to record the part you want to keep. To keep your recording away from disturbing noises and buzzers, remember to plug an earphone on your computer. Moreover, featuring an internal music tag editor, Leawo Music Recorder even allows you to edit music tags manually. You could freely edit music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

2. WavePad

WavePad-Feature-rich Sound Editor

WavePad is a feature-rich, free sound editor for Windows. It's user-friendly. You can cut, copy and paste parts of recording and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, auto trim and more. Batch processing allows you to apply effects and/or convert your files as a single function. Audio restoration features including noise reduction and click pop removal.

3. Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition, a professional audio workstation for mixing, finishing and precision editing, it is the most comprehensive and professional toolset. With manual interface arrangement, Adobe Audition supports to work with multi-track sessions, do detail editing like change the volume, apply a fade-in and fade-out effect, add a Studio Reverb… As far as I'm concerned, it's way too complex for a novice to operate. It would be a great option for guys who acquaint with audio/video editing. The official website posted a set of tutorials, providing details on all the audio making and mixing steps. Those tutorials even classified as beginner or experienced. How sweet it is! Nice job Adobe!

4. Acoustica Digital Audio Editor

Acoustica Digital Audio Editor

Acoustica Digital Audio Editor is one of the top and most affordable audio editors available, and it gets even better if you want to upgrade to the premium version for a little extra money. The free version is quite enough for a starter, although it lacks certain functions compared to its premium counterpart.

5. Dexster Audio Editor

Dexster Audio Editor

Dexster Audio Editor provides users a fast and stable platform to create and edit audio file. It's simple to perform audio editing task like copy, paste, delete, mix, trim, split, apply effects, apply filters, amplification adjustment and more.

6. Diamond Cut

Diamond Cut

Diamond Cut maybe is not one of the most easy-to-use audio editing software, it is definitely one of the most powerful. It contains many tools for audio editing, recording and restoration. Diamond Cut came out strong especially in audio restoration. Advanced restoration tools enable you to remove clicks, pops, hiss, surface noise, Hum, Buzz, etc. from your favorite audio recordings quickly and easily. Diamond Cut 8.5 has the most success with the continuous noise filter.

Part 2: How to Edit Audio Files with Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder is a product specially designed for Windows and mac OS. It has a clean and inviting layout. The application has enough recording and editing tools to satisfy various users. In the editing part, you can edit audio tags of output such as title, artist, album, Year and genre. It is quite convenient when you intend to copy music from online video or so. Leawo Music Recorder supports record online/streaming music from almost all sites, also can record music form multiple radios & Podcasts, audios on computer, Microphone or Other Built-in Input Audio Streams. To cut a long story short, all the audio files can be recorded as long as it can play on your computer or input devices.


Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any music file from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.

☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.

☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.

☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

The below content are about easy steps to edit audio files with Leawo Music Recorder.
Start Leawo Music Recorder, and get your music files ready for playing and editing. If you want to record the music video on YouTube, you may browse the target URL.

Step 1: Determine your audio source

Before you start, you need to do some settings. Click the mic-like icon in the bottom left corner. The "Audio Source" panel will pop up. Check the "Record Computer Audio". Be sure to record the music down without noises.


Step 2: Edit the audio quality

Next, go to the "Format" tag, set the "output format", "Audio Codec", "Bit Rate" and "Sample Rate".

output settings

Step 3: Set output directory to save output files

Besides, you should set the target layout folder in "General" tab. Store the output files where you like. Please do all above settings before your recording.

output settings

Step 4: Start to record cassette taps to digital

Click the red "Start" button to start and stop the recording. Check all your recordings and in "Media". Feel free to manage recorded music files: play and preview recordings, add, edit or delete playlist for recordings. For those music files copied from MV, right click to "Edit Music tags". You may edit audio tags of output such as title, artist, album, year and genre.


Part 3: Video Demo on How to Use Leawo Music Recorder