Cut and convert

Trim audio files and convert them to other formats with this simple tool.

Power Audio Cutter is a simple program that allows users to cut audio tracks and convert them to other file formats. It's not the most intuitive program we've ever used, but once we figured it out, we found it to be pretty straightforward.

The program's interface is plain, with all its features organized on a single screen. Although each component makes sense alone--we could select a file to work with, choose a destination location for the output, and so-on--it was not entirely clear how we were to go about cutting the file. A visit to the built-in Help file (brief, but containing instructions nonetheless) cleared things up. Users simply drag a slider that represents the length of the track to the appropriate places for it to begin and end, and then a click marker button. Alternately, users can enter the start and stop times manually in seconds. Users then select the desired file type for the output, choose the bit rate, sample rate, and channels, and click Cut. The program quickly cuts the track at the desired places and converts it to the new file type, if a different one was chosen. Overall, we thought that Power Audio Cutter worked well, but we do wish the interface was a little more intuitive. There's no reason for it to be as vague as it is.

Power Audio Cutter has a 15-use trial. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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