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Remove vocals from music

Anyone know of an easy way to remove 'voices' from soundtracks? In other words, take a normal song and end up with a kind of 'karaoke' version?

Tks
Mark

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In reply to: Remove vocals from music

I recall a filter for winamp from a few years ago (I don't use winamp anymore) that filtered out voices from a track. The only problem was that if there were other channels than the main voice channel on the track that had backup vocals, you get a kind of ghostly sounding background vocal here and there.

maybe winamp has a better version now or another program might have one. otherwise, there are karaoke versions of songs available in some music stores as I recall, but I've never been interested in them so I don't know how widely available they are. I should ask my brother since he's into shrieking bad songs while he's drunk at karaoke bars... Happy

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How can I remove vocals from an audio track?

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The only easy and successful ways of removing vocals are:

1. Find a stereo track where the vocal is on one channel ( say, left-hand ), and backing is on the other. Delete the vocal channel. Pan the remaining channel center so you get a good mono backing track.

2. Find a stereo track where the vocal is panned exactly center. Invert one channel and mix it with the other. This will cancel out the vocal, leaving a somewhat depleted backing track. There are various programs which do this, but the result is not good.

3. Get hold of the original Master and re-record it with the vocal muted. You'll need friends in high places for this one but it's the most successful way, which is why decent karaoke discs are expensive.

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How can I remove vocals from an audio track?

In reply to: How can I remove vocals from an audio track?

Tks Ed, I'll run the tracks thru the mixer and see what they look like. Seems like it won't be that easy though.

Cheers
Mark

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Remove vocals from music

In reply to: Remove vocals from music

There is a unit called the Thompson Vocal Eliminator. That does a good job. I don't know if it is still made. John

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