Hello. Which software is best professional for removing only audio voice vocals from video?
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Last edited by Video001; 25th May 2014 at 12:05.
I'd start with Sony SpectraLayers Pro, but don't expect miracles, or you will be sorely disappointed.
"How do you unmix a cake batter?" Which method is best?
Vocal remover software is only viable if you plan to overdub a new vocal. Like for karaoke.
Or if you want to convert the whole thing to MiDi and extract the beats and melodies. But in that case, you would have to be a master remixer capable of replacing the instruments too. If you can do that, you might as well just recreate the whole song, sans vocals.
Ableton Live has these capabilities, but the learning curve is steep.
Try the Sony SoundForge Studio version first, it's affordable.
Scott mentioned Sony SpectraLayers, but I've never been impressed by Sony audio software. For all we know, it's just the regular SoundForge software reborn into something more blingy.
Like mentioned earlier, the vocals are flattened into the music like butter in a pound cake. You can't just scrape it off. The vocals also contain reverb that muddles into the nearby frequencies. You will still hear that reverb, no matter what. But if you sing over it, on a PA system, with your own reverb, that will probably work fine.
Last edited by budwzr; 25th May 2014 at 16:11.
No, budwzr, SpectraLayers does graphical-based Frequency-Domain analysis & editing, which is previously virtually unheard of and allows for some quite complex manipulations. It's a new beast, and one which is a welcome tool in an audio engineer's arsenal (esp. if you do forensic or restoration work, which is one of my specialties).
In that cake batter analogy, think of a new tool - a test tube centrifuge, for example - to separate out the heavier elements from the lighter. Doesn't get everything, but is a way of isolating that can get you that much closer to what you were trying to do.