This will teach you how to remove the vocals from almost any song.
This is great for making your own Karaoke song

Now before i start i want you to know this won't completely remove the singer, but it will do a pretty good job of it so its worth a try.

Step 1: Download Audacity

You need to download Audacity, a free audio editing program.
First you need to go to google.com and search Audacity.
Then click on the first result which brings you to there homepage and has a download like right there.
I use the beta version but it makes no difference for this.
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<p>the audio is not becoming dark grey</p>
<p>I am not really sure if this will work properly. must give it a try, thank you</p>
<p>Audacity shows me a message when i try to import a song. The message is as follows: Audacity attempted to use FFmpeg to import an audio file, but the libraries were not found.</p><p>To use FFmpeg import, go to Preferences &gt;Libraries to download or locate the FFmpeg libraries. </p><p>I have downloaded and tried to locate the FFmpeg...but my songs still don't show up on audacity. What is the issue?</p>
<p>Could you tell me the OS and the version of Audacity you are using?</p><p>Before getting your answer, I have already got a workaround for codec/library problems: convert format of your input files to FLAC (an open source, high quality format that doesn't need any additional libraries installed) or mp3 (an additional library is needed), and export the output into one of these formats.</p><p>Good lock! </p>
<p>i have tried doing the same steps with that song ( Mudvayne - Goodbye ) because i really couldnt find ANY karaoke version of it online, but unfortunately, audacity didnt do anything but alter the quality of the song :/ please help me or atleast make a Karaoke version of the song for me , thanks alot in advance !!</p>
<p>Very clever! Wish I had thought of this.</p>
<p>It works, only the Step 4 was incorrect: I couldn't select only one bar to invert, so I allways to inverted both bars. But I could select and copy-paste the inverted right bar to a whole new window, in which I opened the uninverted music. So I overrighted the uninverted right bar, with the inverted one. Problem: solved, yeah! ;)</p>
<p>In the reff part it doesn't work but the bridge , etc it works .</p>
<p>This method does not works. Period. </p>
<p>Audacity can not remove vocal at all.. thats it</p>
<p>Audacity can not remove vocal at all.. thats it</p>
<p>How to save after play da song </p>
<p>This is great, but it seems to do the exact opposite - the vocals are fine, but the instrumental's all wonky...</p><p>help? ehe</p>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3UnMKGWSrE I can't do it with this one. Can anyone help me please?</p>
<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmfe-HfHG-o I tried to do it with this and got left with just vocals</p>
<p>This looks and sounds great. Unfortunately, I have tried <em>several</em> sets of directions (all which say the same thing), and <strong>several</strong> <strong>songs</strong> I purchased from iTunes and NONE of them work. What am I doing wrong? Why isn't it working? Please help!!!!</p>
<p>Thank you! It really worked :DD</p>
<p>I went through the steps multiple times and the objective was not met. I can still hear the singers voice throughout the audio. Does anyone have an idea why?</p>
<p>Sir, can you please help me with one fine.. i would b greatly thankful.. pls sir.. THANK YOU</p>
What song are you trying to accomplish this with?
<p>This song unfortunately was recorded in a manor that is not compatible with this process. The only way this method works is if the vocals are recorded on a center track while the rest is subtly different on the Left versus Right track. that way when you inverse it and overlap it it cancels out the sound waves. This song was recorded very simply and I have no way of isolating and removing the vocals. I'm very sorry that I am unable to help, I hope you find a way to accomplish what you desire.</p>
Tank u sir.. ll send u d link in mail..
<p>on my first song, the words and the sound quality significantly decreased, with very garbled words in the background. almost as awful sounding as a ruined record. Hopefully better luck later on.</p>
If anyone's wondering how this works, what happens when you invert a track is the same if you invert an image, it becomes the exact opposite. If you were to layer these two over each other and they were both identical (mono) you would hear nothing because they would cancel each other out. The same thing would happen with the original image and the inverted one if you layered them with 50% opacity. Now the reason this cancels the vocals and not most of the other audio is because vocals are always recorded in mono, while most other instruments are recorded in stereo, giving them minute differences that stand out when the tracks are flipped. <br> <br>So for an example of complete inversion cancellation you can split the stereo track in Audacity then change it from left or right to mono, duplicate it, and invert one of them. You should here nothing at all, pretty cool right?! <br> <br>Well anyways, this doesn't really work to well, because some instruments are mono recorded, and you lose A LOT of sound quality with this technique, and the biggest problem is that there is a lot of added stereo reverb and effects added to vocals today. <br> <br>Well I hope you enjoyed my little audio lesson today. :)
<p>Thank you for this!</p>
I did it!!! wonderfull
Sir i am using sound force,can you please help me ,I choose one channel i reverse it ,and what do you mean ''change to mono''. I can not find this option. You mean to make another file with the inverted channel?
I really like this because I can discern the harmonies easier. Thanks a lot man!
Tested it on two songs <br>The Decemberists - Calamity Song: Muted the vocals, still half-audible in the background. <br>Ellie Goulding - Lights: Removed all vocals except echo effects and chorus.
When recording a music, sometimes the sound table controller selects Left channel for Voice and Right channel for guitar, bass and drums (or the opposite). <br><br>What I am saying is they SOMETIMES separate Voice for a exclusive channel. However, today, it's rare to see that; check out The Who songs, especially &quot;Eminence Front&quot;; without the Left channel you cant hear the singer except in the Chorus...<br><br>Left, Right Channels --&gt; Search for Stereo Audio
This did absolutely nothing for me, did not work. I thought you were supposed to take pride in your work on this site.
... Okay, this has worked for me many times with legitimate songs i have bought. The song you tried to use it on was most likely either recorded in mono or dual mono (meaning it's the same on the left and the right track) this would cause this method ineffective.<br><br>I posted this as a guide for others to try to accomplish a task i already know how to do, this was for you to enjoy, and i'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations. Much apologies.
nice, remove the whole song as well as the vocals. I thought you were gonna go for some EQ or something, would have been much more effective
Feel free to post your own instuctable on how you would do it, this is just one way I learned to and thought I would share it with all of you.
this technique will only render the song out of phase. it will remove alot of frequencies and the song will sound empty it is not the correct way to remove frequencies.
Wow. This was just one way to accomplish the task. If you have a better way to do this for free, then feel free to post it, but saying what's wrong with the way i do it is not helpful. At all. Thank you.
it didnt work for me at all
tried Awake and alive, didnt really work<br>you can kind of hear the lyrics<br>
i downloaded it but when i click on it a bunch of coding crap comes up. how do i open it?<br>
I made it, It Works, try to make one to Mute the Lyrics :D
it worked for me. I tried The Wild Swans' song Liquid Mercury. and it worked good, and of course the accompanying sound did somewhat changed a bit. But it's good.. thanks!!
Glad i could help =]
i didnot get you.. i download it but its not working.. :( please help me anyone.. :( upindersinghht@gmail.com
Hey Dancerboi,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I seem to be having a problem with step # 4.&nbsp; Invert right audio.&nbsp; I click in the grey area of the right bar, go&nbsp;click on&nbsp;effect the items in the drop down box are not operating.&nbsp; They are all grey.&nbsp; As I go down to invert it is high lighted but nothing happens when I click on it.&nbsp; None of the steps after that work either.&nbsp; Any suggestions ?&nbsp; I have tried several songs&nbsp;but the same thing happens.&nbsp; This a good instructable.&nbsp; I think you did a good job.&nbsp; I just think I am doing something wrong.&nbsp; <br /> Thanks
you need to actually press the Stop button. the big yellow square in your transport. (top left corner)
Progenic is right, you must stop the song before you can apply any effects to the track.
&nbsp;you are doing nothing wrong just click where it says then use your mose to highlight the song.<br /> <br /> <br /> p.s. the lyrics didn't go away for me<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Since im not familiar with audacity in any way im just guessing here but i would say that your problem might be caused by your attempt to change/edit the audio file <strong>during playback</strong>.<br /> You should check this, because what you're describing does sound very similar to what happens in most of the common audio editors when trying to add an effect or adjust/edit the audio signal in any other way during its playback.<br /> <br /> If the same problem occurs when processing the audiofile while it is not playing, i can only say good luck...<br /> <br />

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