August 30, 2009 at 12:51 am #671314
Excellent guild, just what I was looking for!December 15, 2009 at 5:36 am #675212
This is excellent , but when i do that , the backing vocals are totally gone Only the lead vocal is available.January 10, 2010 at 11:03 am #676016
Tnx for tut, works great!March 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm #686339
Great Tutorial 🙂 Thanks matey.April 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm #686936
Can’t wait to try this out! Thanks!January 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm #690767
Is this in English?June 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm #693238
Thanks for the tutorial, really helped, I’m certain to try this out once I’ve got a hold of Audition.July 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm #693762
Great tip, time to go work!!July 23, 2012 at 12:23 am #693932
sorry but i find ma self hard to follow while using the adobe audition mine is english version,, im new in remixing , i hope the TOPIC STARTER would have video tutorial for us , newbies. I’D like to share more acapella if i can make it on my own..February 15, 2013 at 2:08 am #696930
seems some of the images have been removed. any chance for a reupload?February 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm #697066
thank you man, you speak french as i suppose !!February 28, 2013 at 8:19 am #697112
Gonna try this out thanks.April 11, 2013 at 3:56 am #698022
Gonna definitely give this a tryJanuary 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm #701572
what are the best recording software for creating harmonisers?August 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm #703191
this is cool thanks for the share mateNovember 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm #703639
images finally restored so members can keep enjoying this tutorial once again!May 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm #705295
Here’s another tutorial with fixed links for pictures:
Here’s my tutorial for DIY acapellas using Audition on a simple stereo mixed song. The described process can highly vary according to the source. Usually, it works quite better on well-separated stereo mixes they used to do in the sixties (Sometimes on some songs, it’s even more simpler as you just need to isolate one channel, like Yellow Submarine by the Beatles). Other thing, the acapellas you obtain this way can’t really be mixed over a quiet track (you’d better find a track that’s gonna blow your speakers). Take for example my mashup [url url=http://bastardpetsounds.free.fr/withboots/04_THTNoFun_Trentless.mp3:wo20s8l1]The Hand that’s No Fun[/url:wo20s8l1] compared to [url url=http://bastardpetsounds.free.fr/material/No_Fun_DIY_acapella.mp3:wo20s8l1]the No Fun acapella I made[/url:wo20s8l1]. So yes, there’s hope. Now let’s begin.
Open the track you want to extract the acapella from (I picked Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone ; by the way, don’t try to make an acapella out of it, the result is pretty poor although the pictures can’t tell you that)
Click on "Center Channel Extraction" (the mouse cursor is right on the icon)
Of course, I saved my standard presets (acapella & instrumental), you can use it or get inspired by it or by the Acapella & Vocal Remove original presets.
In the Granularity & Resolution zone, push every parameter at its maximum (even if it’s gonna take more time), FFT Size & Inlays. As I got inspired by original presets, I kept the discrimination parameters as such. The central channel can go to 48 dB however, my twisted mind made me stay at 36 dB.
You can also easily create an instrumental by removing the central channel, in fact it’s cleaner than acapella extraction (check my boot [url url=http://bastardpetsounds.free.fr/withboots/02_You_Know_These_Boots_are_Getting_Smaller.mp3:wo20s8l1]You Know these Boots are Getting Smaller[/url:wo20s8l1] for a good example) and no treatment is required after that.
It’s gonna take some time as you can see.
Now you obtain a "thinned down" sound, we got rid of quite a lot of stereo elements.
Except that we still have parasite background sounds, something left from the drums in general.
Select the biggest portion you can take from the background noise without vocals (the longer the better) and click on "Reduce Background Noise".
Put the FFT Size at its maximum (24000) as well as the number of "captions" (4000) and click on the "Capture the profile". Close the window, select the part where you want to reduce the noise (normally the all track except if it changes radically).
Click again on "Reduce Background Noise". REduce the noise by 12 dB (not more or you take risk to get important parasite distortions). Put the same values you see on the picture for the other parameters, they’re well-tested. You can also read Audition Help Files to use other values or try to understand what you’re doing. Click OK. Repeat this step if you need to clean another part of the sound.
After that, choose the channel where the acapella quality is noticeably better (here, the left side but they’re pretty close in general, if you’re not sure, choose the quieter channel of the two, the one where there were no drums)
Click F11 (Convert sample type), Mono, 100% into the channel you chose, and 0% in the other one. Click OK.
Now you can save your dirty pretty acapella and use it into a mashup or whatever you like (you can, before you do that, put it into Ableton Live to set the tempo constant).
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