How to Remove Vocals from Songs Using Audacity

Need to remove the vocals from a song? Audacity just might be the answer. It's one of the few free audio editing programs out there (get it here) with many, many features.

To remove the vocals from your music file, load it into Audacity, then go to the drop-down menu for the song file and click on Split Stereo Track. It will split your mono digital audio file into two separate (stereo) tracks. Click the bottom track to highlight it, then go to Effect and then Invert. Next, go the drop-down menu for the bottom track and select Mono, then do the same for the top track. And that's all there is to it. You have a minus one song, popularly used in karaoke music.

You can still hear the vocals though, but barely. This is as close as you can get to removing vocals from an MP3 track.

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it's a four star . do more videos

followed directions still had voice and music but it had an echo sound.and was softer. any idea what I did wrong. your directions were so easy to follow

do you need to buy the sofeware to do this---- remove vocals

thanks

@davmad7 Audacity is an open source program. Which means that you don't have to buy the program. So cheer up and enjoy!
Just a point, I think that you can join the track again and use it somewhere. There is a tool in the program that lets you to remove the vocals. It is there in the effects section or something. But it asks for the frequency of the vocals,which makes the normal users be confused.

I always use Audacity to edit few song, here and there... Gonna try it. Godspeed!

Hmm, what if it doesn't come up as two boxes when you open it?

mine..i did that but everything went away. not just the vocals, but the instrumental" as well...O__O WHY?

you speak so much, man... the instructions are not even about 2 minutes, and you speak about blah blah rest of the time...

couldn't do the split thing

I just did ctrl+D and followed instructions and didn't work couldn't here anything

Is there any way to remove a specific set of vocals? Ex; if two people are singing during a song and i want to remove 1of 2???

GUYS FACE IT IT DOSENT REMOVES THE VOCALS IT JUST LOVERING THE VOLUME OF THE VOCALS ... OO GOD MAKE A VIDEO THAT REALLY MUTES,RIP,CUT's THE VOCALSSSSS

fkk this it doesn't do any shiit ive gota bitter one emal me and i will get it for you?

This program just makes the song click O.O not very nice to listen too. Ugh.

You don't have to go through the steps. Just use Dexster Audio Editor and it will remove the vocals automatically for you.

this is exactly what I was looking to do

i still can hear his voice :( what do i do !?

Was pleasantly surprised when this worked. Good job!

Is there anyone who can please help separate the sounds for me ...

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