Extracting vocals from music files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by basse, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Is it possible to extract only vocals from common mp3 files? I'd like to experiment a bit with that. I'm using GarageBand, but if it isn't enough I also have access to a computer with Logic Express (though no experience with that program).

    Thanks!

    //basse
     
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    zimv20

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    #2
    no. you should search the 189 other threads asking this to find out why.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried to google and search here but all I really found was threads that were about people recording their own vocals. Could you suggest some keywords that would bring up something on the issue please?

    //b
     
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    WinterMute

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    Don't bother mate, they all say the same thing, it can't be done with any degree of success.

    There are techniques that sort of, maybe, perhaps do what you want, but the reality is that it is currently virtually impossible to extract 1 layer of a multi-tracked recording, or remove a layer and leave the rest.
     
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    Let's Sekuhara!

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    The exception being if you also have an instrumental version of the track. Then it can sometimes work if you line up the transients exactly and phase invert.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    yes! quick search and did it in less than 15 mins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXiKYG3J7M

    download Audacity, and hit "effect" and "voice remover"
    it makes the voice track really low but if you are singing over it, it jut sounds like backup.

    Plus it is free. Just load mp3, ans follow steps in yt vid.
     

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