How to remove vocals from cd`s

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by jerryC, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. jerryC

    jerryC Guest

    Are there any software that can remove vocals on normal cd`s?

    I am using Cubase sx3 by the way..

    Thanks for any replies!! :D
  2. jake88

    jake88 Guest

    have you heard of google? try searching for

    software remove vocal
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Don't listen to jake88 or you'll pull your hair out trying to find something. There's nothing that will succesfully remove vocals. There are some softwares that claim they can do it but all of them will either not work well, meaning most vocals will still be present or they will severly ruin the song. This question is asked all over various forums on an almost daily basis and unfortunately there is no answer. One pro puts it like this "you can't remove vocals from a track any more than you can seperate an already baked cake back into eggs, milk, and flour". Sorry to disapoint but for now there isn't a way to do it.
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    You can remove all elements that are panned exactly to the center with no effects that widen them. Invert the left channel and mix it with the right, and vice versa.
  5. GregP

    GregP Guest

    It can be taken one step further-- isolate the frequency band (bandpass filter) from around 800 to 3000 once you've done what David French suggests, and you can get rid of additional superfluous crap.

    If you're looking for automatic-only (ie. you don't want to get your hands dirty), the best freeware I've seen that does the job is by Elevayta:

    Go to the "Downloads" or "Products" sections to fine Extra Boy.

    While you're at it, his free Convo Boy Lite is a great substitute for SIR (for convolution-based reverb).

    Then, taking it a step further into his commercial ware, you simply cannot find a better set of creative plug-ins for the prices Elevayta chargest. Clone Boy is like a vocoder sort of, but even better... Space Boy is something I use on EVERY track because I'd rather just make music than futz around with instruments whose frequencies are in conflict with each other. FreEQ boy can do Harbal-like things, in addition to being a freehand EQ with super-steep filter and super-insane gain add/reduce amount potential.

    But, you can read for yourself. They don't pay me, honest. I just like to promote developers who I think are simply outstanding for either innovation or value-for-money, and Elevayta does both.

  6. feroxygene

    feroxygene Guest


    adobe audition software helps to you a little bit.I'm using them it's not perfect but well.

    good works.
  7. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Did you notice David didn't mention specifics, just all elements. For example if your striping the vocals from a rock song you'll lose the vocals, and the bass, and the kickdrum, snare, hihat if mic'd, possibly toms if they aren't panned. You're going to lose more than just vocals. If you're expecting to find something that just removes vocals and leaves everything else perfect, you aren't going to find it. If you find something that perfectly removes vocals let me know, otherwise you're probably going to seriously mess the song up trying to remove the vox. Also if your song happens to be a pop, hiphop, or other kareoke type songs then do a search for the song you want as a kareoke song, you may have some luck in that.

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