December 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm #661345
cheeeers! I tried to do this on audicity but it didnt really work :\ ill give it a go on cubase mite have better successDecember 27, 2008 at 5:12 am #661412
Im deff gonna try these methods!! Thanks!December 30, 2008 at 4:43 pm #661599
good stuffDecember 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm #661660
thanks that helps a lotJanuary 1, 2009 at 3:50 pm #661724
Mac has so much less software to work with than a PCJanuary 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm #661791
WOW THANKSJanuary 7, 2009 at 8:03 am #662103
thank you so much, this is ridiculously helpful!!January 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm #662284
thanks for the info ima try thatJanuary 30, 2009 at 9:43 am #663398
[quote:1qmwn3gz]heres an overview of the different methods used for extracting vocals…
1. THE PHASE CANCELLATION METHOD
Get an instrumental of a song, invert the phase (sometimes refered to as flipping), and mix it with the original.. If done right everything besides the vocal is cancelled out. You can do this in any sequencer like cubase or acid.. The instrumental must be excatly the same time/pitch however. and mp3s might not work if they are badly encoded. Zoom right in to see the 2 waveforms next to each other (look for kick drum hits) and line them up.[/quote:1qmwn3gz]
I have sony acidpro 6.0…I have Intrumental and original track lined up perfect I get stuck on the step listed below…help me please…
invert the phase (sometimes refered to as flipping), and mix it with the original.. If done right everything besides the vocal is cancelled out.February 14, 2009 at 2:58 am #664051
i never thought about the phase cancellation with an instrumental. that’s a great idea.February 20, 2009 at 12:31 am #664347
never tried it either but mite give it a goFebruary 26, 2009 at 12:40 am #664635
nice one ill try making someMarch 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm #665008
Thanks for the helpful info!March 8, 2009 at 2:33 am #665173
I discovered another method: you need two mixes of the same song, completely different except for that the vocals need to be exactly identical. Line up both mixes in acid, make sure the vocal lines up (you should hear a flange), hard pan left and right, render a wav.
Do a phase cancellation on the mix to eliminate the vocals. I use Nero Wav Editor’s karaoke Filter, which will basically create instrumetal versions of each mix in each channel. Choose the channel you want to use, then line up the instrumental mix versus the original mix in ACID again. Render a wav, do phase cancellation again, and you have isovox!March 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm #665299
The vocal is pitched, right?March 11, 2009 at 12:22 am #665301
[quote quote="Kokicc":3afushbp]Nice one.
The vocal is pitched, right?[/quote:3afushbp]
yes, the vocal pitch has to match exactly with the pitch of the original mix, so you may need to pitch it down or up in ACID if they don’t match.
Keep in mind, it works best if the only common elements both mixes have are the vocals, and maybe some backing (no bass or percussion). I have isovox for ABC’s "The Look Of Love" which I will be uploading as soon as uploads are restarted … on this one, I used the original mix paired with the 1990 mix (both taken from their greatest hits comp) … the only common elements are the vox and strings, and that’s what ended up being isolated.March 21, 2009 at 2:27 am #665722
Is it possible to make DIY acapella if you don’t have the instrumental either?
I’m trying to get an acapella for Kings of Leon "Manhattan". It’s become an obsession! lolMarch 31, 2009 at 3:01 am #666073
[quote quote="nickkay83":17ztwvpc]Is it possible to make DIY acapella if you don’t have the instrumental either?
I’m trying to get an acapella for Kings of Leon "Manhattan". It’s become an obsession! lol[/quote:17ztwvpc]
It can be done, depending on the structure of the song.
As a reference, check out my acapella for Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again" which was done entirely with no instrumental. What you are looking for is sections of the song which are instrumentally identical or similar to the vocal parts of the song, but without vocals, or with different vocals. Most importantly, you want the beat and bass and other lower frequencies to be as close as possible. Line these sections across from each other in ACID, hard pan left and right, render a wav, then use the Karaoke filter in Nero Wave editor.
It won’t always be perfect, but you can get good results.March 31, 2009 at 8:21 pm #666107
interesting! thanks!!June 15, 2009 at 4:03 am #668802
cna this work in audacity using an instrumental flipping the channels and mixing it with the original? and is that what they mean by invert the phase? just switching the left and right channels with each other?June 15, 2009 at 4:06 am #668803
IN Audacity there is a function to invert the phase of your wave file. It basically makes this wave here:
look like this:
Still sounds the same, but when played at the same time as the non inverted wav, the frequencies cancel each other out.June 22, 2009 at 1:12 pm #669036
just to say thanks for the info guys. the main reason i got into this site was to learn more about ‘pellas. i look forward to getting the hang of this and sharing my results.June 26, 2009 at 9:56 am #669234
Thanks !!! man !!! beautifulJune 27, 2009 at 1:18 am #669263
thanks for the tips. i will try them out.July 28, 2009 at 4:32 am #670272
Is there a tutorial for Adobe Audition 3.0 for the Phase Cancellation method?August 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm #670600
Thanks, this was helpful.
Interesting!August 26, 2009 at 1:44 am #671165
awesome, i should be able to add some awesome aussie Scouse and NRG tracks with this methodSeptember 4, 2009 at 3:19 am #671468
i have a question regarding vocal extraction methods. I use ableton to make my tracks and i’ve tried using audacity to rip acapella’s but the program has been on the fritz lately. does anyone else know a good, FREE, software editor that i can use for DIY acapella’s on Mac’s. Would be very appreciated…..September 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm #671812
Thanks for the infoSeptember 16, 2009 at 11:04 am #671984
Could somebody please make an acapella from song:
Sugababes – About You Now
I would be grateful for life!
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