looking for a program to remove vocals from music

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Anarchy99, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    im looking for a program to remove vocals from music
    i would prefer for mac but windows would be fine, is there is a good quality easy hopefully affordable solution

  2. jonparadise macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2005
    London, UK
    I don't think there is anything that can do this yet I'm afraid.

    I asked this question a year or so ago on the Logic Forums, and was just advised to used prudent EQ as best I could.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Try a Search, we've covered this before.

    There are a number of hardware and software products to do this, none are 100% effective. They use a combination of center-cancelling (reverse the phase of one stereo channel, combine the 2 into mono, and whatever was panned dead center should cancel out - that's often the vocals, but also any other instrument in the center of the soundstage) - and EQ to try and cut out the common vocal frequencies.

    Results are variable. IF the recording had the vocals dead center, it can work well, at the expense of some damage to the instrumentaiton. If there is a lot of vocal reverb spread L and R, or the vocals are panned, or its a multi-voice recording, then all bets are off.

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