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Jegajothy vythilingam
Jegajothy vythilingam used Ask the Experts™
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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I sometimes have mp3 or wave files which are extracted from youtube videos.  I want to know when playing the file, of course there are various instruments that make up the music including the singer's voice.
Is it possible to split the various instrument to separate tracks, so if I wish to hear just the drums beat track, I could copy this into a new file and play it.  BTW I have Sony Sound Forge version 10, but just do not know how to use it for this purpose. Thank you.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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No, that kind of detailed info is not available in mono (1 track) or stereo (2 track) music files.  The original recording files with many tracks for all the instruments is mixed down to 1 or 2 tracks by combining all the other tracks.  Yes, I know they pretend to be able to separate them on TV and in the movies but they're faking it.  You can't do that in any reasonable way.

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In response to DaveBaldwin, is there any roundabout way of doing it.   Or is there a way of playing the music thru a sophisticated software that would play certain instruments louder than then others, and then recording it.  Or some other ingenious way? thank u.
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No, not really.  You can fake it a little bit with an equalizer that will boost or cut different frequencies.  But once it is mixed down to a mono or stereo signal, it is just one signal.  You can use Audacity to take a look at the wave forms and see that there is only the one signal with nothing but frequency and level to make a difference.  There is no other way to 'separate' the instruments.

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thank u

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