How To Remove Voice and Vocals from a Song
Have you ever listened to an awesome song but hated the singer? Did you ever want to remove the vocals from your favorite song to use it at a karaoke party? Well, removing vocals from a track is not an easy task to complete, but it is possible.
Songs of lower quality will be hard to work with, but if you can find some good quality audio, with a little luck, you’ll be able to delete the vocals. Read on and see how you can do that without too much of a hassle.
Free Audio Software
There are many different ways to remove vocals from any track, but most of them require some practice and understanding of the sound waves. But, if you don’t have the time or the will to get into the details, you can use one of these free audio editing programs to get the job done in no time.
When you search for audio editing software online, Audacity will pop up on the top of the first page. It’s the go-to software of many audio engineering professionals and enthusiasts, alike. The software comes with built-in vocal removal support that makes the entire thing much easier to complete.
Audacity is a powerful audio-editing program with many useful features and options you can experiment with, but removing vocals is one of the easier things to do. You will have to read through the manual to figure out the finer points of removing the vocals from the song.
Here’s the simple variant. Find the feature in the “Effect” menu. You can then choose between “Vocal Remover” or “Vocal Reduction and Isolation” options to remove the vocals and keep the original track.
AnalogX Vocal Remover
Even though Winamp stopped updating its legendary media player about a decade ago, many of us still use it to play mp3 songs on our devices. If you enjoy your music collection through Winamp, there’s a little plugin called AnalogX Vocal Remover you can use to remove vocals from any song you play in Winamp.
Get the plugin and install it. Play a song you’d like to edit the vocals out of and click on the Remove Vocals button. Voila!
The plugin comes with a slider bar that lets you control the amount of audio processing. It’s easy to use, and you only need a minute to remove the vocals from any track.
Wavosaur is an excellent free audio software that comes with automatic processing and many powerful waveform-edit tools. The editor also supports VST plugins, loops, recording, and so on. You can use Wavosaur to remove vocals from any song with the Voice Remover tool. The automatic tool does everything with just one click, so you won’t have to spend much time figuring out how things work.
You need to import the audio file into the program and just click the Voice Remover to get things done. However, your mileage may vary. It largely depends on the quality of the track, the type of the music, compression, and a number of other factors. Therefore, you might need to repeat the process a few times before you get it right.
If you’re looking for a simple program that gets the job done without any hassle, Karaoke Anything is what you need. It’s an app designed specifically for removing vocals from audio tracks. It’s very user-friendly, and all you need to remove the vocals is to add the track you want and let the software do its magic.
You can only click on the play, stop, and pause buttons. The program removes the vocals automatically, but the problem is that you can’t save the newly created file. You can only listen to the song without the vocals only while you are running the software. It works well for MP3 files and audio CD’s.
With or Without Voice
There are many reasons why someone would want to remove the vocal track from their favorite song. The process used to be very complicated until just a few years ago, but the programs reviewed above make the entire thing straightforward and doable with a few simple clicks.
Whether you want to remove the vocals for a karaoke party, or you want to hear the music without the words, these programs will help you achieve it easier than ever before. Is there a song you’d like to hear without the vocals? Which one is it? Let us know in the comments section.