I have mentioned Audacity before when I talked about alternatives to Adobe software, and I absolutely love it. I use it all the time to create ringtones, music clips and dance music (I happen to be a ballet/contemporary dancer).
And today I did something that made me love Audacity even more.
I found this piece of music from a soundtrack of the anime Trinity Blood (I’m also a huge anime fan!). I absolutely love the sweeping and dramatic melody, arrangement and orchestration, and I even love the monologue done by the voice actor. However monologue does not necessary go well as a dance music, and this song would be perfect for a dramatic piece. I needed a way to take the monologue (vocal) audio out…
I turned to Audacity for help and I was not disappointed.
I found this step-by-step tutorial on how to take the vocal track out. While I know this method does not work on all audio tracks — it only work on tracks that have vocal equally placed on each stereo channel — I was lucky that it totally worked for me!
So here is the result:
Pretty neat, isn’t it? Audacity is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
p.s. If this particular method doesn’t work for your audio track, here are a few other suggestions.