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Need Help Extracting Vocals from a Song?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by teejusb, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. teejusb

    teejusb Member

    Hello there! I hope this is the right place for this kind of job. I want to get a relatively clean track of the vocals from a song, i.e. no instruments. I have been trying to do this all night without much avail. I've been watching videos and tutorials, trying to find one a clean vocal track online, but I haven't been very successful. I don't have ANY experience with audio editing/mixing so I thought I'd get some help from you :)
    The song I'm trying to get the vocals from is Bad Apple!! shown Here
    There is also a longer version which would also suffice found Here
    I have found other videos which I thought would help but I haven't managed to do much with them:
    Bad Apple!! With much of the instruments removed: Here. This version has pretty clean vocals but still has synths/instruments along with it.
    Bad Apple!! (Short Version) with the vocals removed: Here
    Bad Apple!! (Long Version) with the vocals removed: Here

    There are also many other videos of similar nature on YouTube but I can't find any with a clean vocal track.
    Any help at all is totally appreciated! Thanks again!
     
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    That's like unbaking a cake to get the eggs back.

    There are supposed to be some apps that can do that with various degrees of success, search the interweb.
     
  3. Blue Bear Sound

    Blue Bear Sound Active Member

    That's because it's not possible in any practical sense....

    AT BEST - you can remove any center-channel information (ie, anything that is common in the L and R channels of a stereo signal).... but what's left after that is anything that ISN'T common to both channels, which often includes effects and the "stereo" portions of any instruments or other vocals....

    The only practical way to have a clean instrumental is to mix it that way... after the fact, as someone pointed out, it's like trying to extract an egg from a cake that already baked. It's not going to happen.
     

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