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Just W of E Bumble

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Apr 8th, 2013 09:43 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> Can anyone suggest an app or software to do this?



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Apr 8th, 2013 10:26 AM        

if you have the original stereo audio you can use Audacity (its free)<br /> <br /> 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)<br /> <br /> 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<br /> <br /> normally wht it doesis not toally remove the vocals but makes them very low in the mix so other things stand out<br /> <br /> hope this helps


Hong Kong

Aug 22nd, 2016 11:36 AM        

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        

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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