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Alright, here’s a way to take out vocals from music and also how to clean up your own to add in replace of the ones you took out.
All you need for this is:
- A Song (this works on all stereo songs, not on mono)
- And this free audio editor Audacity
Note: That’s the windows download, Audacity currently supports Linux and Mac as well
The process is simple enough to follow.
.1) To remove the vocals, First open your song in Audacity, I chose "Go to Sleep" by Eminem (I don’t like Eminem, but I needed the beat) Then click The title and in the drop down menu click "Split Stereo Track"
.2) Now click anywhere around this area to highlight the bottom track.
.3) And select "Effect" then "Invert"
.4) Now Change both tracks to Mono by opening the drop down menu again, and selecting "mono". Do this on the top and bottom track!
.5) Now the vocals should be removed entirely, or they will be made barely audible. There is one more step if you wish to further reduce the vocals volume, save the file (File > Export As MP3)
.6) Now Re-open the newly saved file and go to "Effect" and then "Amplify"
.7) Lower the bar about 6 dBs down (you can experiment) Then select OK.
.8) Save it again (File > Export As MP3) and you’re done.
To prep your vocals (or any other recordings)
.1) first open it up in Audacity.
.2) And select a small portion of track were there’s no noise (or at least not the singing) Make sure you’re using the selection tool.
.3) To see what you’ll be filtering out better, with your selection go Effect > Amplify...
And max it out, then click OK. You’ll be able to hear everything you’re removing, this is just to show you, you can undo the process by going Edit > Undo.
.4) Now with the selection open up Effect again and select "Noise Removal"
then click "Get Noise Profile"
.5) Now open up Noise Removal again and this time select how much you want to remove, make sure you preview it, then click "Remove Noise"
.6) The last thing would be to go "Project" and "Import Audio" then select the music track you extracted the vocals from.
.7) Now you can edit it up as you see fit. Use this tool to move the time tracks around and the selection tool to highlight sections you want to cut or copy, and the options to cut, copy, past and more are in the Edit drop down menu. Also play around with other effects in the Effect drop down menu.
Here’s a sample of what the song I edited sounded like with the vocals, then without them, and then with different vocals added in.
(choose your pick)
You’ll need WinRar to extract them, and if you don’t already have it, you can download it HERE
Well hopefully you’ll find this useful, enjoy, and thanks for reading.