how to make a cappella from an audio track with Ableton Live 8 ?

Dear Users,
 

I'm desperately trying to make an "a cappella" version from a audio track wit Ableton Live 8.

Is there any suggestion, please ?

 

thank you !

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asacristano 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • davebv
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    If the voice is totally centered in the stereo mix, you may use "utility" to substract everything but the centered audio. Try with the presets and the width value of the effect in the track you want to extract the voice.

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • cutwithflourish
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    As already mentioned you can use the utility plugin to remove all audio that isn't panned dead centre. Depending on the music this will give you OK results - modern, especially dance music you may find that you're still left with a kick drum and bass in the centre. A high-pass filter may help you clean things up there.

    An alternative technique I heard of some people using (but haven't tried myself) is using an instrumental to extract the a cappella. If you can find an instrumental of the song (or of the parts), you can line them up an then invert the phase on one - this should leave only the parts not in the instrumental, so probably just the vocals. Of course, you need to have an instrumental...

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • Eriatarkan
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    In addition to Utility, you can make finer adjustments with EQ Eight. The M/S (mid/side) mode seems to be something that isn't talked about too much, but it will let you get into the part of the spectrum where the vocal lies so you can minimize other stuff that might be in the centre channel. Snare drum, guitar, etc. 

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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