posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 09:19 AM
Vocal Removal is a M.Y.T.H. - just a myth!
You will never be able to completely remove the vocals without drastically damaging the music itself. Why?
Let's take a look at how a "Vocal Removal" works... It simply mutes or sufficently diminishes the frequencies used by the voice (be it female,
male, child settings - different ranges). When removing these frequencies you will naturally remove the same music frequencies which are shared. This
means that with the removal of the vocal the music on the same frequency range will be removed (or altered, resulting in all types of glitches,
artifacts and 'filtered'-type of sounds).
What you can do:
a) Get the "Instrumental" version of the track, usually from LP/EP Singles (Vinyls) or from MP3 download websites. (Easiest Way)
b) Re-construct the Instrumental by cutting and pasting from loops in song intro, bridges, and outro. (Time-consuming Way)
c) Get MIDI or KAR files and reconstruct them to sound as natural as the original using sequencers, synths, effects, etc. (Time-consuming Way)
d) Noise-print subtract, which involves having an exact (or almost exact) copy of the vocals as a noise-print, then subtract the noiseprint from the
instrumental, this will get you as close as you can to the instrumental, but will still not sound as the original instrumental. (Hardest Way, almost
Other than that - there is no way. It's impossible. Do not believe in what you read on the net, not even the most professional programs will do that
- it's just impossible! ...