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Orange Furball
Jun 3, 2013, 05:17 PM
Hello everyone. I have a karaoke version of a song with backup vocals that I need removed. I have tried everything I could find on the internet involving Garageband or Audacity.. I know there are some audiophiles here who have the skill to either help me or get this done for me. If anyone knows how to do this please let me know so I can send the track. I don't really understand EQing or what it entails, but I have tried and it won't work. Even if the track loses a little bit it would be ok. As long as it sounds good. PM me or post here. Thanks guys

PS I need it for Thursday.. I know it's really soon but it's for a competition. Thanks again!



cheekypaul
Jun 3, 2013, 09:08 PM
Hello everyone. I have a karaoke version of a song with backup vocals that I need removed. . .

it's highly unlikely the backing vocals can be removed completely without spoiling how it already sounds.

if the song/track in question is popular enough you can buy a karaoke version without BVs (Backing Vocals)... probably.
what's the track?

gannonsamuel
Jun 3, 2013, 09:10 PM
cant be done i'm afraid...


unless you can find a a capella thats has BVs in it... possibly....

Once a song is mixed into a stereo file it's near impossible to remove a single part with out affecting everything else

Orange Furball
Jun 3, 2013, 11:26 PM
Its actually an original track by my girlfriend. Her website is dani-ellesings.com. Anyway it is one of the tracks that she plays out with when she isn't with her band, but for the competition she can't have any vocals besides her own (including BVs). I have been trying to figure this out for days now!

bwhli
Jun 4, 2013, 12:12 AM
Hello everyone. I have a karaoke version of a song with backup vocals that I need removed. I have tried everything I could find on the internet involving Garageband or Audacity.. I know there are some audiophiles here who have the skill to either help me or get this done for me. If anyone knows how to do this please let me know so I can send the track. I don't really understand EQing or what it entails, but I have tried and it won't work. Even if the track loses a little bit it would be ok. As long as it sounds good. PM me or post here. Thanks guys

PS I need it for Thursday.. I know it's really soon but it's for a competition. Thanks again!

Yeah, it's pretty much impossible to do in a reasonable amount of time. Remaking the backing track would be less work.

Just saw the post about the situation. Do you know if your girlfriend has access to the original mixes? If so, bouncing a version without the backup vocals would be the best solution.

Orange Furball
Jun 4, 2013, 06:44 AM
Yeah, it's pretty much impossible to do in a reasonable amount of time. Remaking the backing track would be less work.

Just saw the post about the situation. Do you know if your girlfriend has access to the original mixes? If so, bouncing a version without the backup vocals would be the best solution.

I'll check with her today. I'm not too sure though. Fingers crossed!

cheekypaul
Jun 4, 2013, 09:03 AM
Hello everyone. I have a karaoke version of a song with backup vocals that I need removed. ..

is there a way to hear the actual recorded track? is it on youtube etc?
she has a great voice.

aliensporebomb
Jun 4, 2013, 10:40 AM
That's the simplest way - new mix of the song sans backing and lead vocals.

It's doable if she has access to the mixes. If not it's re-creation time.

Orange Furball
Jun 4, 2013, 02:37 PM
Recreation isn't an option I'm afraid. Here is the karaoke track itself though https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Xb3ZwxJSpmRVJ4R2ZKZkdSRWs/edit?usp=docslist_api

gannonsamuel
Jun 4, 2013, 06:26 PM
where was the song recorded?

Most places should be able to provide the project file or stems to whomever paid for the session.

get ahold of them and youre laughing

cheekypaul
Jun 4, 2013, 08:07 PM
Recreation isn't an option I'm afraid. Here is the karaoke track itself though...

i've tried with some forensic software and it's not working well enough.
i guess you don't have or there never was a multitrack version. only that can save you now...
pity...
what next?

Orange Furball
Jun 4, 2013, 11:11 PM
No project files or anything like that, good thing she's recording her next album in Nashville and not locally, at least they can do it right! Thanks for the help everyone. If I can't magically get it to work then she will just use a non original and lose a few points

bwhli
Jun 6, 2013, 10:08 AM
No project files or anything like that, good thing she's recording her next album in Nashville and not locally, at least they can do it right! Thanks for the help everyone. If I can't magically get it to work then she will just use a non original and lose a few points

Good luck man! She's a talented girl.

dejo
Jun 6, 2013, 10:12 AM
Maybe give Soulo Karaoke (http://www.soulo.com/) a try.

Orange Furball
Jun 7, 2013, 05:59 PM
Good luck man! She's a talented girl.


Thank you!




Maybe give Soulo Karaoke (http://www.soulo.com/) a try.

I'll try this now, the competition was rescheduled for next Friday so I have one more week to try it!

Orange Furball
Jun 7, 2013, 07:12 PM
Dejo, that looks like its just for recording. Is that right?

dejo
Jun 10, 2013, 08:48 AM
Dejo, that looks like its just for recording. Is that right?

I'm not sure now. Looks like the app has changed since I first downloaded and tried it. When I tested it, I was able to select a song from my iTunes Library (a purchased song, to boot) and it would play with the vocals fairly nicely removed. Now, I get some warning about 'Protected Song'.

Sorry to have wasted your time, Orange Furball. My apologies.

Orange Furball
Jun 10, 2013, 02:33 PM
I'm not sure now. Looks like the app has changed since I first downloaded and tried it. When I tested it, I was able to select a song from my iTunes Library (a purchased song, to boot) and it would play with the vocals fairly nicely removed. Now, I get some warning about 'Protected Song'.

Sorry to have wasted your time, Orange Furball. My apologies.

That's OK, it was worth a shot! Thanks!

benwiggy
Jun 11, 2013, 09:54 AM
As someone once said, trying to extract each track from a mixed audio file is like trying to take the eggs out of cake.

gannonsamuel
Jun 12, 2013, 03:06 PM
trying to extract each track from a mixed audio file is like trying to take the eggs out of cake.

I'm gonna have to remember that one.

robo456
Jun 21, 2013, 02:46 PM
It might be worth a shot to download a trial of Melodyne... it can do some pretty incredible stuff with editing without too much collateral damage to the track.

http://www.celemony.com/cms/index.php?id=demos

--rob