Remove the Vocals From a Song

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Introduction: Remove the Vocals From a Song

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If you need to remove the vocals or lyrics from a song in order to fix it or censor it, you've come to the right place. I'll tell you how to do just that, and I hope you like this tutorial!
The program I will be using, Audacity, can be downloaded here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

NOTE: This does not always work for all songs, but it does for most of them.

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Step 1: Open Audacity

If you haven't downloaded it already, download it. It is free. If you have, then open it up to a new project.

Step 2: Drag in the Song

Drag in the song from your desktop, or any folder. You can also drag in the song straight from iTunes.

Step 3: Split the Stereo Track

Go to the upper left of the sound track and click on the drop down arrow next to the name of the song. Click on "Split Stereo Track".

Step 4: Select the Bottom Track

To do this, double click on the blue part of the lower track. It should turn a darker shade of gray than the other track.

Step 5: Invert the Bottom Track

Go to the Effects tab and click on "Invert". This flips around the lower track.

Step 6: Set Both Tracks to Mono

Next go back to the drop down arrow next to the name of the song, and click on "Mono". Do this for both tracks. This sets it so that each audio signal is routed through a single channel.

Step 7: Export It

Lastly, click the play button to make sure that the vocals are gone. If so, go up to the File tab and click "Export". Once you do this, a box or two may pop up asking you to choose what name you want to export it as. Type in the name you want and press either Ok or Export. You should be good! If your vocals could not be removed, I apologize, but some songs have vocals that can't be removed completely. I wish you the best of luck though!

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Why are you guys answering about the "pan" to the left or right? Every question here is asking about the damn mono and you're answering about the pan option... What's going on with you guys? The L-R is the pan which makes the sound of the song come out on either the left side or the right side of you earphones/headphones/speakers...
I'm also in need to know about the mono option, why isn't it there in the lastest version? But I know you still need to change the pan back to zero.

OKAY, I'm fine now, I was just searching for more help in google, but i found this one that helped me straight away.
So, the solution was: (Start from adding the song)
1. After adding the song, just click the arrow of your song track, select "Split Track To Mono" then, select your bottom track and 'Effects -> Invert' and you're done with removing the beats or whatever.
vvv Thanks to the solution! (the one posted by steve or someone but just scroll down)
https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&...
Have a great day guys!

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What if the version of the Audacity is version: 2.2.1

It's still the same but instead of clicking the arrow, double click the "L-R" slider and at the text box type "0.0" and click ok.

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This cannot work!

What should I do? The ver is 2.2.1.

It's still the same but instead of clicking the arrow, double click the "L-R" slider and at the text box type "0.0" and click ok.

I am not getting the mono option enable , why??

Do this: Double clicking the "L-R" slider and at the text box type "0.0" and click Ok.

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same pitch.. what we do

hi, I followed all the steps but there's still audio in the song... what should I do

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Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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I followed all the above instruction but failed to remove vocal. Can you please help me?

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Try to do all of it but instead of clicking the arrow, double click the "L-R" slider and at the text box type "0.0" and click ok.

Maybe you didn't change the pan of the audio.

yeah i also dont get the mono option. I have FL studio, going to try there

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Retry audacity again but instead of clicking the arrow, double click the "L-R" slider and at the text box type "0.0" and click ok.

sorry dude but it can only remove some vocals from the song not all of them. Help me

how do you do it with a cover of song on YouTube

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. . .How did you figure this out?? This is amazing!!!!!

Thanks alot...OMg...it worked ..superb...

The export option is blurred. I cant export

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Your track is probably playing, thus the options are disabled. That, or you haven't downloaded the plugins needed to be able to export your track.

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GENIUS! Great! Now I'm close to open my "karaoke" bar :)

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JK.

Thanks so much, it is really helpful

This doesn't work most of the times. Even once it works it usually eliminates a lot of other sounds that needs to stay. Better use PhonicMind Vocal Remover. It's the worlds first truly working vocal remover based on latest AI advancements.

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Phonic Mind Vocal Remover is a rip off. It does exactly what the author does, it just charges you a *non-refundable* $3.99 to do it. Be sure to read the brief, yet poignant legal disclaimer on the site.

The track I uploaded came back to me unlistenable. You've been warned.

It solely depends on audio file quality that you use. If your file was of a poor audio quality, then it might not satisfy your needs.