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How to extract the acapella from a song?
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:07:07 am »
I want to do a remix of Sleeping With a Friend by Neon Trees and I canĀ“t find the acapella on internet  ::) ::)
I tried to extract it with the knockout vst and the results are bad  :P

How I can do it? Any suggestion for a noob?  :D :D ;D ;D

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Re: How to extract the acapella from a song?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 08:21:41 am »
Can't be done unless you have an instrumental version of it. (Phase cancellation)

Might be able to extract certain parts with EQ but definitely not how you'd want it to be and would only be able to do it if it was vocals over a bassline section or something.

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Re: How to extract the acapella from a song?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 11:58:24 pm »
Can't be done unless you have an instrumental version of it. (Phase cancellation)

Might be able to extract certain parts with EQ but definitely not how you'd want it to be and would only be able to do it if it was vocals over a bassline section or something.
Ok, i found an instrumental version of it, so what i need to do now ? ;D ???

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Re: How to extract the acapella from a song?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 12:23:47 am »
Can't be done unless you have an instrumental version of it. (Phase cancellation)

Might be able to extract certain parts with EQ but definitely not how you'd want it to be and would only be able to do it if it was vocals over a bassline section or something.
Ok, i found an instrumental version of it, so what i need to do now ? ;D ???
I believe if you reverse the polarity of the instrumental it will phase cancel the instrumental version with the vocal version and the only thing that should be able to be heard IDEALLY is the vocals.

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Re: How to extract the acapella from a song?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 03:41:15 pm »
I can tell you this process will never yield a clean result. You will always be left with a decent amount of artifacts from the originial song. One thing you can try is using mid side processing to extract the mono voice track. You will be using phase cancelation but instead of just layering the instrumental on top of the song with vocals, you layer it twice and pan it left and right. Then, you'll be left with mostly just an acapella in the mono channel.
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