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does anyone know any software that removes vocals from songs? i really need to take the vocals out of some songs for some people...

please help, ive looked at so many and they all dont work...thank you...

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It can be done, but it is not so magical. The trick is to remove everything with the same relative pan position as the vocal's pan position in the stereo program. It has the following drawbacks:

Everything else (often including the kick drum and the snare) at the same pan position is also removed.

The resulting recording is mono.

Parts panned near the vocal will be quieter than parts panned far away from the vocal.

With the panning techniques normally used by recording studios, you will get mostly the harmony instruments and backup vocals, with the lead parts diminished or absent.

There is no magical way to separate and remove parts from a mixed recording, no matter what they show "experts" do on TV crime shows. The only way to separate parts is to have the original studio multitrack recording.

Your best bet is to either buy karaoke versions of the songs, or record your own versions using MIDI, or real musicians with instruments.

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It can be done, but it is not so magical. The trick is to remove everything with the same relative pan position as the vocal's pan position in the stereo program. It has the following drawbacks:

Everything else (often including the kick drum and the snare) at the same pan position is also removed.

The resulting recording is mono.

Parts panned near the vocal will be quieter than parts panned far away from the vocal.

With the panning techniques normally used by recording studios, you will get mostly the harmony instruments and backup vocals, with the lead parts diminished or absent.

There is no magical way to separate and remove parts from a mixed recording, no matter what they show "experts" do on TV crime shows. The only way to separate parts is to have the original studio multitrack recording.

Your best bet is to either buy karaoke versions of the songs, or record your own versions using MIDI, or real musicians with instruments.

WoW ! I find it hard to believe you cant figure out you own problem of getting the audio from the .flv file you have ,not picking on you, but really, if you know all this you should be able to recored the music from the video

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Acoustica has a great program that can remove vocals. all you are left with is the beat of the sound and i do believe it has the reverse too, remove the beat you are left with the acapella

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WoW ! I find it hard to believe you cant figure out you own problem of getting the audio from the .flv file you have ,not picking on you, but really, if you know all this you should be able to recored the music from the video

Today I solved the problem (which was a matter of finding a way to get the output of the video player to go into the sound recorder). It turned out to be that the software I was trying to use had protection in it to keep people from stealing audio from a music video. I used other software I already had, but didn't know had the ability.

The reason I wanted a quick answer was that I needed to do a presentation on wednesday, and didn't have time to be poking around for the solution. I got the sound for the presentation the quickest way I could think of: I hooked a CD recorder to the sound output, recorded the meeting on the CD, and then read the soundtrack into the computer with the CD-ROM drive.

Also, my experience with vocal removers is not from software, but from hardware ones used in music studios. I built one several years ago.

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umm...can someone PLEASE explain to me how to do it? i dont care how hard it is...im training to be a computer specialist, and i have people asking me to do it, i only have 2 days left...

if its hardware, what kind of hardware? how do i remove vocals using MIDI? i mostly specialize in learning to program and building PCs and hardware repair and all that...i played an instrument for 5 years and i still play it, so i know music...

i just want to know how to remove vocals without damaging the song too much, so that people can sing after the song...

i found one hardware claiming they can remove vocals and every single human voice, but i dont want to buy over a sire that i never saw before, so any help would be appreciated...

so in short, can someone please answer these questions?

1. How do i remove vocal with MIDI?
2. what kind of hardware do i need to remove vocal?
3. Which one removes vocals best? MIDI or hardware?

i have tried several different programs and they damage the song soo much that it doesnt even sound like a song any more...

please help, thanks...

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umm...can someone PLEASE explain to me how to do it? i dont care how hard it is...im training to be a computer specialist, and i have people asking me to do it, i only have 2 days left...

if its hardware, what kind of hardware?

The trick is to subtract the two stereo channel signals from each other in amounts that null out the vocal..

- The easiest way is to record the surround output of a Dolby Surround decoder without Pro Logic. Adjust the balance control on the preamp to null out the vocal.

- With an audio mixer, you need a pair of balanced inputs, one for each channel. Wire the right channel with the phase reversed. Then play with levels and EQ.

how do i remove vocals using MIDI?

Since the human voice is not a MIDI sounder, you cant. Midi controls electronic musical instruments that can be instructed to play or shut up.

I mostly specialize in learning to program and building PCs and hardware repair and all that...i played an instrument for 5 years and i still play it, so i know music...

i just want to know how to remove vocals without damaging the song too much, so that people can sing after the song...

It's easy if you have access to the original 16 or 24-track studio recording. All you have to do is turn down the vocal tracks and make a new mix of the instrumental tracks. Of course, getting the record company to let you use the studio recording and equipment is going to cost quite a few kilobucks, provided you could even get permission. This is how record companies make karaoke records of their songs.

It's really hard to do this with a mixed-down stereo recording. The only way to do it is to null out a pan position corresponding to the position of the lead vocal. If you have mixing software with phase reverse on each mono input channel, and can route the stereo recording to two of these channels, you can play with the levels and EQ to get this.

i found one hardware claiming they can remove vocals and every single human voice, but i dont want to buy over a sire that i never saw before, so any help would be appreciated...

I do not see how this is possible. Maybe it somehow recognizes human formant frequencies dynamically, but that would also damage the remaining sounds.

so in short, can someone please answer these questions?

1. How do i remove vocal with MIDI?

MIDI can't do that.

Note that MIDI can affect only MIDI note recordings, not audio recordings. MIDI does not record the sound, but the note presses and releases on the instruments. Then it tells the instruments what notes to play later. It works in a way similar to a player piano, with the paper piano roll being the MIDI file.

2. what kind of hardware do i need to remove vocal?

A mixer, and something to reverse the phase of one of the stereo channels.

3. Which one removes vocals best? MIDI or hardware?

Obviously hardware, since MIDI can't do that. But nothing does a good job.

i have tried several different programs and they damage the song soo much that it doesnt even sound like a song any more...

That's because what you are trying to do is similar to trying to turn a birthday cake back into its separate ingredients before it was baked. You might evaporate the water, but you are not going to get the flour, eggs, milk, and sugar back. Likewise, the audio is mixed together onto only two tracks. It is impossible to unmix it back into the component parts.

A recording studio uses a 24-track recorder to record each part on a separate track on the tape (or digital equivalent). They then mix down the 24 tracks, using a mixer with 24 inputs, to make a 2-track stereo recording. Then they make copies of the 2-track recording to sell.

This reminds me of the time someone wanted me to remove a fire engine and a city bus from an on-the street interview recording. I could play with the EQ to transcribe onto paper what the person said, but I couldn't make it presentable on a TV show. I told the interviewer that she should have stopped the interview until the vehicle noses were gone.

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