If you’ve ever wished you could perform audio edits like expensive software does, but without breaking the bank, you should check out Audacity. Audacity is a free, open source audio editor available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux with features typically found only in high dollar commercial software.
Requiring only an additional (free) DLL for MP3 support, and nothing extra for editing WAV, OGG, or Vorbis filetypes, Audacity allows you to cut, splice, and create audio in ways you’ve never imagined. You can highlight and edit or export only the portions of a file you are interested in, increase or decrease volume levels, resample audio, and much, much more.
Owners of cell phones supporting standard MP3’s will be able to easily create ringtones by simply loading up an MP3, highlighting the portion of the song they are interested in, and exporting it to a new Mp3.
If you’re still unsure about how to convert your CD’s to MP3’s for digital editing, check out CDEX, another free, open source application demonstrating leadership in its area of expertise.
CDEX will query an internet database to retrieve the names of the songs on your CD’s so you don’t have to take the time to type them all out by yourself.