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How To Isolate and Save Vocals From Music Tracks Using Audacity

How To Isolate and Save Vocals From Music Tracks Using Audacity

You’ve seen how to remove vocals to create karaoke tracks, but what if you don’t want the music? Using a similar process and good source audio, you can ditch the instruments and keep the vocals for an a cappella effect.

One Caveat

Isolating the vocals works like removing vocals; in both cases we combine the original waveform with an inverted waveform to “subtract” the part we don’t want. It will leave us, in this case, with the vocal track. In order for this to work, however, you need to have a studio version of the instrumental track. Removing the vocals to get an instrumental track and then trying to isolate the vocals does not work in this case. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t have one ready. Many studios release the instrumental tracks (with and without backup vocals) for use with things like karaoke. There are plenty of places online where you can buy these tracks, like, and some singles and records even have them on the B side, so all in all, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them for most popular artists. These full-quality instrumentals usually really work well for isolating vocals.


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