Remove the Vocals From a Song

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Introduction: Remove the Vocals From a Song

About: I like to make videos and absolutely love 3d animating! Thats about it... Check out my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/SunFreezFIlms

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.

Video:

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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105 Comments

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azharz
azharz

8 years ago on Step 7

Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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yxng_userz
yxng_userz

1 year ago on Step 6

No mono button what's going onnnnnnn

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klusterlun
klusterlun

Reply 6 months ago

that is right

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das.c392
das.c392

Question 1 year ago on Step 6

there is no option here like mono &
Step 6: Set Both Tracks to Mono not possiable

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Septik03
Septik03

Answer 1 year ago

I thought it was common sense, but mono means no stereo input meaning that you would have to adjust the L & R knobs and pan to the "center". I hoped that helped :)

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Stir23
Stir23

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

Hey there I’m using your methods but when I get to the step where I need to put both tracks to mono it doesn’t let me. Is there any other way I can remove the vocals or find a way to set both tracks to mono?

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noy khoeun
noy khoeun

2 years ago

May i download now?

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PaulB689
PaulB689

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

Can this be used to remove an instrument from a track as well?

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ardalaaan
ardalaaan

2 years ago

If you're not getting the "Mono" option, click on "Split Stereo to Mono" instead of "Split Setreo Track".

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NicoleL132
NicoleL132

Question 2 years ago

mono dosen't appear for me....

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PhạmH48
PhạmH48

Question 2 years ago on Step 5

My "Invert" effect is enable. What should I do?

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ParthK26
ParthK26

Question 2 years ago on Step 7

I followed all the steps, but I can still hear the vocals playing in the background at a lower volume. But I can still hear them. I want to remove it completely. Please please help me!

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ParthK26
ParthK26

Question 2 years ago on Step 6

There is no mono option in the drop-down arrow. What should I do?

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NouamanA
NouamanA

2 years ago

does not work on Guns'n Roses rocket queen

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AnthonyGamingFX
AnthonyGamingFX

Question 3 years ago

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.

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AnthonyGamingFX
AnthonyGamingFX

Answer 3 years ago

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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MilanM58
MilanM58

3 years ago

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