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Subject:subtracting vocal
Posted by: waveride
Date:10/21/2003 4:28:58 PM

One thing I always thought the world needed was a way to elminated , subtract or reduce or mute the vocal track of an otherwise awesome instrumental piece of music. If the recording is not multiTrack......... is there anyway to negate or cut out the "vocals" in a recording ? Like noise reduction. There is a lot of good rock music out there.......... until they start signing. Surfing music used to be all instrumental. When will multiTrack recordings ever be released ?
lllllllllllllllllllllll Larry

Subject:RE: subtracting vocal
Reply by: vanblah
Date:10/21/2003 4:45:59 PM

Subject:RE: subtracting vocal
Reply by: marcarotsky
Date:10/21/2003 7:11:48 PM

a good paragraphic EQ or parametric EQ. also there is a plug-in that works pretty good called "vocal remover" nothing will remove them totally without losing other parts of the song though!!! (unless you have the multi track recording

Subject:RE: subtracting vocal
Reply by: Iacobus
Date:10/22/2003 1:46:24 PM

As vanblah and marc mentioned, there's just no way of doing it due to the nature of a stereo digital audio mix.

Getting rid of the vocal involves cutting certain frequencies, which will usually cut off other frequencies that vocals share with other instruments like guitar. The only surefire way is to have the original multitracked project, with vocals separated from the rest of the project on its own track before it was mixed down to a two-channel stereo mix.

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