Removing lyrics from a song

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Oct 8, 2009
  1. tinymonkeyt
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    Hey guys!
    I was trying to find a karaoke version of this song:

    but to no avail.

    So I was wondering if anyone knew how to rip the voices (singing/rapping) off?
    Or if anyone could do it for me?

    Please and thanks!
     
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    So like..... you want JUST the song? No video?
     
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    No they want the instrumental/karaoke version of it. (Just the beat, no words)
    Anyways, I searched around some websites I use, can't find anything, sorry.
     
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    Yeah, just the song. I put the video there so you guys could see what song it was.
     
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    Here is a guide for removing vocals in Audacity. Results vary using this, and similar, methods. Expect to have a little bit of vocals though in the finished product. Google "removing vocal track" (or something like that) for more detailed explanations.

    Without access to the master tracks, don't expect miracles. [​IMG]

    Edit: If you still need it tomorrow, I'll load it into Pro Tools after work and see what I can do to help ya out.
     
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    As painful as that video was, the ending was pretty funny.

    But on topic. No can help. That audacity fix is worth a shot.
     
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    Tried Audcity method, and its only a 1 line channel for the download i have, unless someone can find a stereo Version of the song, i cant edit out the words
     
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    You can "create" stereo from mono by cloning the single mono track and panning one hard left and one hard right. It helps a lot if you add 5ms to 25ms delay to one of the channels. EQ'ing also helps as well. Add a bit to one track and not the other.

    Edit: Clarification
     
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    Mkay, well I tried the audacity thing (both manually and with the Vocal Remover) and I got a mangled track with T Pain's voice still there and Taylor's is like, faraway and softer. But there are a lot of buzzy sounds -.-

    Thanks for the help though! Much appreciated!
     
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    No problem. It's nice to be able to use my area of expertise now and then. [​IMG]

    Like I said, if you haven't got it sorted by tomorrow, shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do. I can't guarantee perfection but I should be able to give you something atleast. I'd look into it tonight but I'm about 15 mins from bed.

    Good luck!
     
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    Couldn't you do a google search of that song + instrumental?

    I always thought it was impossible to separate an instrumental with its acapella.
     
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    Inverting the left channel over the right one will usually remove the vocals. The theory is that the vocals are usually recorded mono, whereas the music is stereo. Any parts of the track that are the same through each channel will cancel each other out.
    However, you need to use a lossless format because if there is any lossy compression the vocals will not be identical in each channel so parts will be left behind. This method is not perfect, but it usually works quite well if your original recording is of high enough quality.
     

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