Voice Recorder Software – Removing vocals from an mp3 song
In this little video I show how to remove vocals using reverse phasing from a song. It doesn’t matter if its an mp3 or wav . This technique will work for any stereo file BUT it must be stereo.
The basic formula behind this technique is
1 : First you invert the phase of one side of a song e.g. the right channel
2 : Then you mono the normal left channel and the inverted right channel .
What happens is anything that is mono in the original track will disappear.
Usually the Kik , Snare , lead vocals & bass are mixed in mono in most songs , So this means that the Kik , Snare , lead vocals & bass will disappear.
Basically whatever is panned or has a stereo effect on it will stay behind .
for e.g. Backing vocals , keyboards , panned guitars , reverbs etc..
There are a few benefits to this little secret .
1 : I often use this technique to study other peoples music . By eliminating instruments I can hear instruments that are usually hidden in the mix , I can also usually hear the chords of the song more clearly to decipher whats going on.
2 : The main reason why most people use this trick is to remove vocals from a song.
3 : Finally another very good benefit is the ability to sample sounds hidden deep in the track that nobody would suspect is possible to have access to. BUT …I advise you to seriously be careful with sampling other people’s music . You can get sued if your not careful .
If you have any other benefits that you can think of to use this technique for then please leave a comment