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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

These days, what used to be referred to as "the holy grail of the misinformed" is getting closer to actuality. There are now applications designed to do exactly this task - isolate parts of ...
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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

Things Tubes, straws, pipes and hoses Cups Put things in mouth (e.q. water or sweets... don't choke!) Pillows Balloons (scream all you can while pressing a balloon to the mouth) Combs and paper, ...
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Removing vocals using multiple versions of the same song

If the vocals are in different languages then no, there is nothing that can be done to cancel them out automatically. If the different lyrics have gaps in different places then you could manually ...
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How do I remove the vocals/bass/drums from a stereo mix?

Deezer open-sourced their Spleeter stem separation engine in November 2019: Announcement here and the application is available on Github here. There's also Acon Digital's Acoustica here which since ...
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Why are studio condenser microphones typically oriented pointing upwards rather than towards the subject's mouth?

In almost all microphone designs, it's quite simply because that's the way the diaphragm faces. A hand-held mic has the diaphragm set at 90° to the body, so you point it at the sound. pic: https://...
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How to get a "CB" sound on a microphone

An easy and inexpensive method that is commonly used is an Impulse Response processor, such as Ableton, TC Electronics Impulse Pedal, Voxengo VST plugin or the SciPy Signal Processing API. The IR is ...
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

Assuming the recording and levels are good in the first place. I will almost always roll off lows and shelf the highs, even if its just a little. Human voices don't really have much below 120hz or ...
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What's the best I can do to mix a new vocal recording with a compressed instrumental track?

The processing really depends on the material / the track you have; since the track is an instrumental, we can assume that instruments take over the most of the frequencies palette (if not true - even ...
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Software for vocal removal?

Evan if there is, it would be most likely based on stereo cancellation and eq-ing so it might be a better idea do them the proper way instead of relying on software
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Can't remove vocal from a specific song

The most common vocal removal techniques work by taking advantage of the fact that the vocal is usually dead center in the mix (it is equal on both left and right channels) whereas most other ...
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Extracting human vocals from really damaged audio?

The best tool for audio restoration nowadays seems to be Izotope RX. If you don't have access to the software you can still try selective eq-ing and stereo cancelation, yet even with the most ...
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Extracting human vocals from really damaged audio?

There are two basic ways I remove noise from an audio: You can use a visual equalizer(e.g- FL studio Parametric EQ2 or fabfilter Pro Q) that show the frequencies of where all sounds in your vocals ...
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Audacity: How can I blend my vocals within the music?

If there is an imbalance of volume along the timeline between the different tracks you are trying to mix, you can use Audacity's Envelope Tool to automate the volume fader behavior of each track along ...
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High quality instrumental backing tracks for vocal demo recording

Karaoke CDs would be okay. There are a few services that offer stems for remixing like https://www.beatport.com/stems. However, it might be hard to find the style you are looking for.
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Removing vocals using multiple versions of the same song

This may not be the answer you're looking for, but it may bring closer to what you want. The idea is not to remove vocals, but reduce the volume: you simply put all the all the different versions on ...
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Recording quality has significant noise

There are a dozen different things that could be called "noise". Unless we can identify exactly what kind of "noise" you are talking about, we probably can't help you much. Take 30 seconds of ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

"...is that statement true?" No, that statement is wrong. Whilst they are more sensitive they're are still directional and will reject sound from the sides. Most home studio owners own a condenser.
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live sound engineering with many vocals

If there were only a few that were coming out with lead vocals i might keep those vocals to their own channels and then the others i might put together in subgroups. With a digital desk you could put ...
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How to blend vocals into music using Adobe Audition

You question is actually a pretty relevant and meaningful one. In order to blend vocals with muse you should apply a couple of principles: mix every siingle parameter of the music in quite a ...
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How to achieve the strange vocal effect on this track?

This sounds like a pitched & chopped vocal track. The idea is as follows , first take the vocal track and either pitch it up or speed it up.(If you speed it up it also gets pitched up , but if ...
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Pitch shift vocals without sounding sqeaky (Logic Pro X)

In the most basic form of pitch-shifting, we play a sample faster or slower. This has some side effects along with the desired pitch shifting - the duration and the formant of the sound are also ...
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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

Once upon a time I found and brought home some lengths of plastic tubing (intended for plumbing, I imagine). They were very long - up to 3 metres - with about a 1-inch diameter. When you sang directly ...
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How to achieve stereo width on choruses?

You achieve this by recording the vocals twice and pan each track to each side (L/R). So pretty much the classic double tracking technique, only you do not sum them to mono. The minute differences ...
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How to consistently increase or decrease the volume of a chosen harmonic frequency

By utilizing a pitch tracker to follow the base frequency of the target sound, then using that info to drive the frequency of a peak filter after the appropriate multiplier.
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How to get a "CB" sound on a microphone

Ok, let's go back in time when CB amateur radio was introduced. This was your signal chain: speak inside a (small) room, like inside a car // comb-filter transmit with quite limited bandwidth use ...
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What approach can I use to replicate the sound texture of the vocals in this song?

I think I can hear at least two if not more layered tracks of vocals. I would have to disagree about the EQ settings. There is a lot of hi-mid and very little low mid. I'm not 100% sure but I think ...
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How to blend vocals into music using Adobe Audition

what you are talking about is an effects chain, which usually consists of Equalization and Dynamics at the very least - the order of which is often personal preference. Again, this is an ear-...
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Songify the speech

The Gregory Brothers use Antares' Auto-Tune, which supports both pitch and time correction. In fact, for its earlier episodes, Songify the News was known as Auto-Tune the News.
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