newbie here,i was watching the movie urban cowboy,well in the scene in the movie after scott glenn eats the worm this acoustic guitar instrumental of love look what you done to me pop up but there are some back ground noises from the actors and cars and such,is there anyway to keep the guitar instrumental and get rid of the back ground noises from the actors and cars and such,and have a good guitar instrumental without any of these things in the background during the playing of the guitar in the movie dvd.thanks.
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You could edit the audio. Paste in other samples where the noises are.
THANKS,, BUT THE SOUNDTRACK SCORE DOES NOT exist,JUST THE SOUNDTRACK WITH THE SINGING DOES,
I edited my post before you replied. I went to Amazon and saw that the soundtrack version wasn't a guitar instrumental. Unless the song is very clean you aren't going to be able to fix it.
In a perfect world where they matched up EXACTLY to the sample, you could take the clip of the soundtrack (edited to start at the same point) and the radio single copy and (after adjusting levels) basically SUBTRACT (phase inversion) one from the other, leaving just the Vocals + Effects/Ambience.
What you could NOT do with this method is UNMIX the music, which is what you're really wanting to do. The only way to do that is if you had a clip that was just Singer+Instrumentation and another matching clip that was Singer only. Then you could end up with just the Instrumentation.
You could always try Stereo Phase Differencing (ending up with either the Mono or with the Difference channel), but you'll invariably lose some of the instrumentation, and the quality will sound very HOLLOW.
So, unless you can find a Soundtrack CD "version #2" that includes the instrumental, or can research the film & the composer/performer and see if the guitar instrumental was put out in another album sometime, or unless you contact them and they allow you to get a copy, you are Out of Luck.
Once again: "2nd Law of Creative Dynamics" comes into play.
Sometimes, versions of songs in a movie are far different than they are when they're released otherwise. I find it kind of cool not to edit such things because it gives the song an ambiance that the "single/soundtrack" version could never have had. A good example, a song from the 80's movie Playing for Keeps. It's a song called Say The Word by Arcadia. The version in the movie is quite different from the single version released. It has some aspects of the rare 12 inch version along with stuff that I haven't found in either vinyl release. I extracted that section of audio from the movie and made it in to a special edit for me to enjoy any time I'd like.
I hope you find a solution to this but unless there is a straight instrumental version of that song somewhere you're probably going to have to make do with what's available.
Cheers and good luck.
the only program I know of that would be your strongest candidate to do what you are asking would be
Izotope RX 2 Advanced. This insane sound editor allows you to edit your audio via a spectrogram view and further allows you to select parts of the audio as if you were selecting pieces of a photograph in photoshop, as such it also has a spectral repair. Because of this you could/might be able to lift the guitar parts or just highlight the other noise to remove it keeping the guitar only
The trial version does not allow you to save but gives you a shot to tinker with your audio to see if it will help (and you can play with it for at least 10 days before it kicks into demo mode).
here are two examples i made using the trial version and a windows sound recorder to capture the audio
Last edited by mazinz; 30th Dec 2012 at 03:53.
But it ain't cheap ($299USD).