Discussion in 'Digital Audio & Recording' started by willglen, Sep 29, 2002.
Anybody know if there is a simple way to remove vocals from an audio file?
I dont think you can remove vocals from an audio file
i used to have a plugin for winamp that removed the vocals. i forgot the name but maybe if you search for one you might find it.
What I do is find the midi file and then mute the vocal track (I use SONAR). I also mute the guitar part(s) so I can play along with the guitar as well.
A lot of new hi-fi's have filters to remove the vocals (although you can still hear them in the background so I would have thought that some of the new virtual studio programs would have this feature as an add in ie cubase vst
I have a couple of software pieces that can do the job:
1.- Goldwave (www.goldwave.com)
2.- Cool Edit 96
Voice removal strongly depends on how voice is recorded within the stereo spectrum.
The more stereo with delays between channels left and right, the better removal result.
Goldwave removes and leaves a MONO result.
Voice removal IS NOT 100% accurate.
Try Goldwave, see if it works fine for you. You can download it and try it 30 days for free.
Yes, you can find the frequency that the vocals are on and remove that..But any overlapping frequencies would be removed also...I heard of a program that could do this years ago...But I can't remember what it was...
thank you for the tip on the goldwave i think i might try it
Let me know if it works fine for you. Ed.
I haven't tried it but I know it can do it - have you tried using Wavelab?
i have never found a program that removes them completely. You can download kareoke studios for free that say they do it but they actually do not work all that well - like Dart Kareoke studio.
I don't think you can ever remove them completly, you kind of are left with a ghost voice in the background, you can of course sing over that...
There is a winamp plugin called "vocal remover", but this one didn't really work. But you can also search for instrumental versions in winmx... there are lots of those versions.
most Vocal removers work on cancellin ghte centre channel.....
you can get mixed results...some songs work well....others....well...not so hot...it's a trial and error thing.
The problem with vocal removing is that a nice mixed song doesn't contain the vocal part only. In most cases there are lots o f effects (echo, delay, autotuner, stereoenhancer, etc) applied to a voice. By applieing these effects the voice itself will remain in the centre channel, but the effects wil last. Why? Effects are mostly panned (that is 'putted in' the left or right channel) and a vocal remover looks only at the audio that is exactly the same in the left and the right channel. So effects that are panned are not removed! If a vocal part itself is panned slightly you won't be able either to remove it totaly. Try finding instrumentals on the net or use a real good midi chip. If you're trying to resing the song, hte remaining vocalparts wont be a problem, instead it will give you a free backingvocal!
Like VlAtY said, the problem is you remove too much from the song, including other instruments that are recorded to sit in the middle of the mix, like the kick drum, making the song sound really empty.
I don't believe it would be PHYSICally possible to properly remove the vocals without affecting the rest of the song
I've looked into this a great deal myself, specifically the WinAmp plugin - but to no avail. I'm in the process of using midis and muting the vocal channel.
I can't believe someone hasn't made software to solve this probelm yet - removing vocals and just leaving the vocals for those of us into using acapella vocal performances to make new mixes of a track. Sigh... guess maybe one day it will happen.
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