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One for the computer geeks who are also music geeks...

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Ok, so it goes like this.

 

I need software, free or dirt cheap.

It's got to be really easy to use.

It''s got to be good.

It's got to be able to remove the vocal track from an .mp3 track, and for classical tracks at that, and then allow you to save it.

 

Anyone? Please don't give me links to "have you tried this one?", cos I have been searching myself for a few days now and my head is spinning. I need something tried and tested already, not random links to software that turns out to be expensive, complicated or simply doesn't work. :-(

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Bookie, You're not releasing your own karaoke tracks are you?

 

Sorry I can't help, but is it even possible to do what you want?


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OK, you can! Just emailed a friend of mine who says Audacity fits the bill. Apologies if it falls into one of the categories that you don't want.


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I've got Audacity, but I haven't managed to work out how to do it. :-(

 

And if I told you what it's for, you'd think me even more of a nutter than you already do, lol.

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Your problem is that you have a single mp3 file, with the vocal part mixed with the instrumentation (even if it's stereo). Your PC doesn't read parts of that mp3 as vocal, other parts at drum, others as guitar, etc., it just reads everything as raw data, then the software turns that into streams of pitch, tempo, and so on and pushes it through your sound card. In a sense, this jumble of raw data doesn't really become real music until you hear it.

 

What this means in essence is that it's almost impossible to cleanly pull certain parts out of digital music when all those parts are on the same channel, simply because the computer doesn't interpret that data in the same way your ear does; it can't tell the difference between a human voice singing, or a piano playing, at the same pitch. Your ear obviously can.

 

Audacity won't help you, I'm afraid, as you still face the problem with all the component parts being mixed into either one (mono) or two (stereo) channels. Audacity can't strip out the bits you need, as it can't identify them acurately. The same goes for expensive software. I know of - and have played with - a few pieces of professional mixing software, and have never really come close to finding anything that will accurately do what you need when all the data is lumped together on the same channel(s).

 

However, you hint that this is a piece of classical music, so you may be in luck. If the mp3 is a known piece of music - especially a famous piece - it shouldn't be too difficult to find a copy of it minus the vocals. This would be your easiest, and probably quickest option.

 

Failing that, it is possible - but very sloppy - to audio-engineer a track in such a way that you can dampen and soften the vocals. This has wildly vary degrees of success in my experience; some you can mute relatively well, most not, and I know of no editing in the scope of the home user that will strip it out entirely.

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If the mp3 is a known piece of music - especially a famous piece - it shouldn't be too difficult to find a copy of it minus the vocals. This would be your easiest, and probably quickest option.
Keep talking, you interest me strangely.

 

We are talking of basic and well-known arias here, you know the type: Habanera (Carmen), l'air des clochettes (Lakme), Addio del Passato (Traviata) etc....

 

The ones I have found only have a piano track accompaniment for practice, not the orchestral background, which is why I started thinking laterally.

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You can grab Habanera as full instrumental from here for a paltry sum. Free versions will almost certainly available, but I'm too tied up to hunt for them now (will have a look later).

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Oooh, kinky.... Sorry for disturbing you. :razz:

 

(And thanks)

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The same goes for expensive software. I know of - and have played with - a few pieces of professional mixing software, and have never really come close to finding anything that will accurately do what you need when all the data is lumped together on the same channel(s)

 

The nearest thing is probably Melodyne. It's a powerful piece of kit but still needs more development work :)

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Ok, so still seeking help here. Scrap the software it would seem, anyone know where I can get backing tracks for well-known arias, free or dirt cheap, please? I found a great site, but as they were charging £10 per aria, I promptly exited. Cantolopera seems good, but it's also expensive and I don't really need all the tracks on one album... This is proving a lot more complicated than I thought. :-(

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Try Googling "classical music" "Karaoke". There are quite a few search results


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Puresolo looks promising?


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