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Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by Dave666 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:34 am

I want to keep the voice of the attached file and I fail at trying to do so.

I tried everything with hundreds of settings, but I just get either everything without the voice or just crap.

Any Ideas?

If you want to try, there's the file. I am beyond desperation after 3 or 4 hours.
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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:37 am

I can't download the file.

Are you using Audacity 2.1.2? Are you using Effect > Vocal Reduction and Isolation?

Is it a mono file? It has to have two blue waves and they have to be different. Watch the bouncing sound meter when you play the work. Are the two meters exactly the same or bounce at exactly the same time? Then you have a two-track mono recording. The vocal tools don't work on mono or any variation on mono.

Remove the sound clip and post it again.

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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:39 am

That's interesting. The forum claims it downloaded the file twice, but I didn't get the file management tools or the actual file.

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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:20 am

The file is mono (both channels are identical).
As the "analyze" option in "Vocal Reduction and Isolation" will tell you:
Pan position: 0
The left and right channels are correlated by about 100 %. This means:
- The two channels are identical, i.e. dual mono.
The center can't be removed.
Any remaining difference may be caused by lossy encoding.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/voca ... ation.html
I other words, it's not going to work.
Separating vocals from that track is likely to require long and detailed editing with a program such as "Melodyne" (from $399 at time of writing)
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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by Dave666 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:25 am

So, if I can't isolate the Voice, is there any kind of workaround?

@Kozikovski: DL worked for me. Still no file? :/
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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 am

I have it now. It's still mono. Audacity voice tools don't work in mono. As above, there are special purpose programs for jobs like this, but they're not easy to use or cheap.

It might be cheaper to get Will Arnett to read it for you live. Or write Warner Brothers. They may have the vocals in an isolated track. Lin Pictures or Animal Logic did the animation, they would certainly have the tracks for animation action and lip sync.

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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by Dave666 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:18 pm

Warner Brothers? What are thex doing in the mix?

No offense please, but... it's Max Payne 2 (which I assume you alredy figured out), so... no lip sync. Am I missing something here? :/
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Re: Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by Black Dog Bluez » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:43 pm

here is a hack of it: [I saved the original as an mp3 to remind me of this philosophical razzmatazz]

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