Solved

remove vocals

Posted on 2011-03-01
2
323 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Is there some free software or cheap software that does a good job of removing vocals from songs?  I know no software will do a great job but this is going to be used for practice.   I would prefer mac software but any will do.  
0
Comment
Question by:mkramer777
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
joshbula earned 250 total points
ID: 35010165
For most songs, it's a matter of inverting one side of the stereo track.  If the vocals are mostly panned center, the two tracks will cancel out everything that is the same in each track (which vocals usually are) when one side is inverted, while leaving the instruments and everything that is not panned exactly center.  

Here's how to do it in Audacity -- a free program for both mac and windows from http://audacity.sourceforge.net

1-Open the Track Menu and choose "Split Stereo Track"  This will give you 2 mono tracks
2-Select the lower track by clicking it in the area around the mute/solo buttons
3-From the Effects menu, select "Invert"
4-Using the track menus, change each track to "mono."

(from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=editing&i=remove-vocals )

You will also see that there is a Vocal Removal WIKI page for Audacity at:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Vocal_Removal
0
 

Author Comment

by:mkramer777
ID: 35010834
where do I find the track menu and split stereo track?  I am using the mac version
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have a Synology DS212+ NAS.  These are not only great for backup and normal NAS stuff, but also for delivering media throughout your home or LAN via DLNA.  I copied my whole audio collection from iTunes over to the box, but couldn't figure out how…
In this article, I'll explain how to setup a Plex Media Server (https://plex.tv/) on a Redhat (Centos) 7 based NAS with screenshots to help those looking for assistance.  What is Plex? If you aren't familiar with Plex, it’s a DLNA media serv…
This video teaches viewers how to process images for a time-lapse video. Programs required: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, Video Editing Program. In Adobe Lightroom: Import sequence image files into Adobe Lightroom: Develop settings of an I…
Viewers will learn key ranges in Sampler to make their sampled instruments sound more realistic Gather samples of various notes and drag them to Key Range panel: Set proper root key for each sample: Select all the samples with Command-A (or Ctrl…

626 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question