Sunday, March 20, 2016

How to Make a Music Mash Up on iTunes

Creating a music mashup in iTunes requires you to manually edit the start and stop time of each song. By doing this and setting some of the other preferences in iTunes, you can place several different songs side by side to create a complete mashup made up of several excerpts of other songs. This process is not as precise as using an audio editor, since you can only select the start and stop time of each song in the mashup and can't combine several parts of the same song without creating multiple copies of the file.


Step 1 Open iTunes and select the files you would like to turn into a mashup. Hold down the "CTRL" key on a PC, or the "Command" key on a Macintosh system, to select more than one song.

Step 2 Navigate to the "File" menu without touching any keys on the keyboard. Select the menu, then select the "New Playlist from Selection" option in the drop-down menu.

Step 3 Select the new playlist that was created and click on the first song in the playlist. Right-click the song title and select the "Get Info" option.

Step 4 Find the "Options" tab and look for the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" editing options. Enter in the precise time you wish the song to start at by entering the minute first, separated by a colon, then the seconds, separated by another colon and the fraction of a second. Do the same thing for the stop time.

Step 5 Select "Remember playback position" and "Part of a gapless album" in the "Options" tab. Then click "OK." Step 6 Edit each song in your playlist to play specific sections in the piece.

If you want to use more than one section of a single song, you will need to make a copy of the song by right-clicking the song, selecting "Copy," then selecting "Paste."