Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner is intended to perform simple sound editing operations. This application supports such popular audio formats as MP3, WAV, WMA, APE and CUE, which can satisfy undemanding users.
The application’s interface makes it so easy to use that a user could start performing simple operations without even taking a glance at the help information available online. However, if this is the first time you use this kind of tool, you will probably need to study the user manual and experiment with the available features before you take advantage of all the application’s potential. Fortunately, the interface has been designed in two distinct modules: one for joining and the other for splitting audio files.
When using the joining module, you can add files to create a cue. Moreover, you can change the order. You can also access the information contained in the ID3 tags, such as title, album, artist, year, and even change it if you need to. To guarantee compatibility, ID3 tags can be saved in Unicode. In case you want the resulting file to sound like a sequence of tracks, it is possible to insert silence between them.
On the other hand, the splitting module allows automatic and manual splitting. For those willing to use automatic splitting, there are various options. First, they can tell the program how many parts they want the original file to be converted into, and the program will automatically create that number of equal parts. Second, they can set a specific time to have the tool divide the file into fragments with the set duration. Third, the users can set a specific file, and the application will create equally sized chunks.
Manual splitting is somewhat more sophisticated, as there are two ways to set the specific places where you want to cut the audio stream. First, there is the easier one-click split. As its name suggests, it will suffice to click on the waveform, and the program will cut it at that specific point. The other way is to use precise marking, which will allow you to select the start and the end of the fragment more accurately. Finally, there is another feature: silence detection. This way, by configuring certain parameters like threshold and minimum duration, you can let the program automatically detect where the file should be split. This can be quite useful when you are digitalizing a continuous recording, like that of an old vinyl record.
It is worth noting that, when splitting WMA and APE files, the resulting audio chunks will be converted to WAV, unless you activate the option that allows converting them back to WMA or APE automatically.
To sum up, Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner can be used as an unsophisticated sound editor. In this regard, users can combine the available splitting and joining operations to create new audio files. Unfortunately, as simple as it is, the app does not provide more sophisticated features, such as normalizing or adding filters, to name but a few. However, this does not mean this program can come in very handy some time.