How do i eliminate music from mp3's?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by trojanso9, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. trojanso9

    trojanso9 Guest

    on pro tools? i just want to leave the vocals. anybody that can help?
  2. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    That is not possible.

    Try to find the acapella.
  3. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    I think the real question here is how to remove Mp3's from music!
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Distinguished Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    It'd be easier to remove the metal from a car and just leave the paint intact.
  5. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007

    well, you could remake the song
  6. Find an instrumental version of the song. Play the instrumental with the original and flip the phase in the instrumental track. this will keep vocals and remove music.
  7. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    well for the most part itll remove.

    the sound waves have to be basically identical for complete phase out...which is hard to do not unless its a digital synth or somethin of the sort.

    ....and even that is pushing it.
  8. Buzzgrowl

    Buzzgrowl Guest

    This is pure speculation never-done-it-myself, but have a try:

    Google for "vocal eliminator" or "vocal removal". Get one or several of the tools. I do not know which works, probably none "perfectly", but something may give you an acceptable result.

    Once you've removed the vocal and have an (almost) music only track, then play it back together with the original and flip the phase on one. Perhaps you should play them back both in mono(!?!). This should cancel out most of the music.

    Also, read this:

    cheers, -Buzzgrowl
  9. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    None of these flipping the phase ideas will work. We once spent the good part of a day trying them for a client. What we were left with was a mess. Someday this may be possible but not with today's software or hardware. This is something they seem to be able to do on TV series CSI but not in the "real" world.
  10. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Once those guys on CSI flipped a dude out of phase and he just dist-appeared!!

    It was like magic!!!

    And you can't show it if it isn't true so there!!!!
  11. zemlin

    zemlin Distinguished Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    It IS possible to suck the vocals out of some music.
    Success rate TOTALLY depends on the mix.
    MP3s are BAD source material for this sort of work. Get your music from the original CD.

    Leaving JUST the vocals? Not likely that you'll be able to pull that off with any measure of success.
  12. Sign up here:

    They have thousands of acapellas so maybe the one your after will be there.

    Failing that there are numerous tutorials on the DIY vocal extraction methods in their forums for you to have a go at.

    hope this helps;)

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