I already tried it with audacity and it doesn't work. Anyone know of another way (free)?
yeah, I already tried all of that and it doesn't work. 1. It doesn't remove the whole vocal, you can still hear it 2. It only works for some mp3's. 3. For some it leaves a static and for others nothing happens when you play the musicVocal removal does work fairly well in Audacity. Other audio editors are really no better. They all rely on the same technique: subtracting the left channel from the right channel, thereby eliminating any content common to both channels. In order for this technique to eliminate vocals effectively, the following must be the case with your MP3 file:
This video demonstrates the technique in Audacity:
- The recording must be stereo.
- The entire vocal part must be exactly in the center, with no vocal harmonies or echo effects, for example, off-center.
- Any non-vocal part you want to retain must be either off-center or outside the frequency range of the vocals you are eliminating.
This article offers additional tips, such as applying filters to restrict the elimination of content to just the vocals: