Monday, June 09, 2008

Stripping out vocals from a music track - first attempt

Simple case of a track having vocals at the centre pan - that is, vocal is equally distributed among the right and left channels. The trick is to "subtract" the right pan from the left pan which should effectively remove the voice, if it is equally distributed among both channels. This is not guaranteed to work on all music tracks.

Here's how Megadeth's "A tout le monde" sounds with vocals stripped out as described above - I used Audacity to edit the track. The voice is almost gone, but still some traces can be heard - or is it just my subconscious mind which knows the lyrics well?? You decide.

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