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Whether a musician or just an amateur, you want to get a shot at editing and mixing your own music. This tutorial will help setup and edit/mix an MP3 file
- Download MP3 Editor for Free, a free program that provides an amazing array of multimedia and editing features.
- In the Welcome screen, select New File
- Customize the Sample Rate and Channels. Higher sample rates make larger and hi-quality files. Stereo drives sound through two outputs
- Assuming you have an exisiting song file, click Open in the Ribbon
- Select and Open the song you want to open… MP3, WAV, OGG, etc…
- Wait until MP3 Editor processes the file….
- On the bottom center, select the Zoom button, as shown below
- After some zooming, the sound waves will look very small. Now look for a silent spot ( no waves ) and click that spot with your mouse…
- Now go to the Ribbon. In the Editing tab, click Mix File
- Now select the file you want to mix into the first file…
- The Paste Mix dialog box appears
- Select the part in % of the song that you want to mix…. In this example we select 30%
- Select Insert Silence on the next option.
- Press OK
- Wait for MP3 Editor to process the file
- The second file is now mixed into the first file: In the case illustrated, 30% of Chris Brown’s “Turn up the Music is now mixed to the first part of Justin Bieber’s “All Around the World”
- To continue editing, select a portion ( shown in Blue) and Amplify, Reduce Noise, Change speed, Fade, Echo, or Normalize the volume of the selected blue part, as shown below:
- Congrats! You now have a mixed and edited MP3 song.
Note: Songs shown above: © Universal Music Studios. All Rights Reserved.
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Difficulty: Hard Time: Considerable
Whether you are a DJ or a beginner, editing and mixing music is an important skill. In order to edit and mix MP3 files, follow these steps.
- Download and Launch MP3 Editor for Free
- In the Welcome Screen, click New File
- In the New Sample screen, select Sample Rate ( Higher is Better ) and the Channels ( Stereo is better)
- At the top right, in the Ribbon, select Open to open an existing MP# file in your PC
- Find and select the MP3 file that you will mix into and that you will edit . In this case, we chose Justin Bieber’s “All Around the World” MP3 track, as shown.
- We now wait until MP3 Editor processes the music file we chose. Just wait a little.
- After the file is done, select the Zoom+, at the bottom left, as is shown below….in order to edit, we need the file to be greatly zoomed…
- After zooming, the green waves should be very small and distinct….now we can edit the file
- We are going to edit the file. Click on any portion you want to edit, and drag to create a blue highlight, as shown…..
- In the Editing tab, under the Common, select Delete
- You will now be deleting the selected portion of the song.. ( in our example, we deleted the silence right before “All Around the World” starts
- Now just click to select where you want to mix the file…. a yellow marker will appear
- Now on the same Edit tab, under the Extend option, select Mix File… this will allow you to mix a file into the current track
- Since the first track is a very dancy and club tune, in our example, we choose to mix a slower tune….so we chose to mix Drake’s The Motto…
- Now select the part ( in %) that you want to mix… for our example, we will mix 50% of the The Motto into the first track, “All Around the World”
- As seen above, you must specify Increase Selection, if the mixed file is larger than the original file
- Now Press OK… wait until the Editor is done..
- Now you have a mixed file….
- To create fade-ins. Click and Drag to select a Blue Region. Go to Effects, and select Fade In( to go low volume to normal)…. the result of a fade-in is shown below….
- To Create Fadeouts, highlight a Blue Region and Select Fade Out… the result is shown below…
- Finally, to Create Echoes…. click and drag to create the Blue Region… In Effects, click Echo
- Then, just fine-tune your echo settings or use the presets available…
- This completes the tutorial. You now have and edited and mixed MP3 file… to save… Please SAVE FILE in .WAV, and then use a Converter tool to convert to MP3
- Congrats! Happy Editing and Mixing!
© Copyright 2012 Premier Microsoft. No part of this writing may be copied or used without permission. Email at premierMSFT@hotmail.com.
Music depicted, © Copyright Universal Music Group. Please respect copyright when editing or mixing. Note that selling remixes of copyrighted music is illegal in the U.S.
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