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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Technology/software to isolate harmony vocals and other parts?

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Just W of E Bumble

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Apr 8th, 2013 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Trying to separate out harmonies from lead vocals on songs we'd like to cover and having a heck of a time. Four singers in the band and for now, we just want to get as close to the original recording before going off and tweaking it our way.

Can anyone suggest an app or software to do this?



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Apr 8th, 2013 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

if you have the original stereo audio you can use Audacity (its free)

Audacity has a way of removing the lead vocals if they are panned center. leads are usually panned center and harmonies panned left or right (sometimes both)

open the song and then select the entire song and go to effect/vocal remover (for center panned vocals)and let it do its thing

normally wht it doesis not toally remove the vocals but makes them very low in the mix so other things stand out

hope this helps


Hong Kong

Aug 22nd, 2016 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

hey i was just trying this but there is not an option for center panned vocals instead it just has a vocal remover option why is this happening and how can i fix it

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Aug 22nd, 2016 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

It considers the vocals to be the lead vocals. Remove the vocals and the lead vocals come out or more than likely have a much lower volume. Vocal remover takes out center panned vocals. Old Beatles tracks where vocals are not centered may have issues but for most stereo tracks this works.

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