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Is there anyone familiar with editing audio?

by TalkofThe215 / March 25, 2013 10:35 AM PDT

I need the vocals of a song to be isolated/extracted and do not have the time to learn Audacity and do it myself as the deadline for this project is fast approaching. If there is anyone who can do this for me, I am offering to compensate for any help provided. Interested parties should go to Youtube and search: "Gang Fight: A Bad Lip Reading of Rebecca Black". During the chorus of song, and throughout the end of the song, you can hear a man's voice in the background (It is the voice of the actual singer, behind the synthesizers and all). I need this man's voice isolated. If someone can do that for me, I am offering good money. Email me at

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The problem is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 10:40 AM PDT

That nothing really works that great. All the software I've seen over the years (google vocal remover) merely muffle the voices.

I find it cheaper to head to the store and get the instrumental version. If you need just that one voice, then I fear you need to work with the artist or owner.

There are many that have wasted years tinkering with filters, but in my line of work, we go get it rather than tinker.

Good luck!

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try this out
by Hill9 / April 2, 2013 3:40 PM PDT

As a studio engineer and remixer I can tell you that unfortunately there is no software that will do this for you automatically.

This tutorial will show you the only way to extract the voice part from a mixed track:

Using EQ (equalizer or filters) will not do the trick, the only way to get the vocal is to remove everything else (which is what the video will teach you how to do).

I've used the technique shown in that video to extract vocals from many tracks where there was no acapella (vocals only) version of the track released for use in my dj sets or bootlegs.

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