I’m wondering if it is possible at all to disentangle two presenters (speakers) speaking at the same time in an mp3 recording? The track I have is a stereo mp3 file recorded using my Mac’s built-in mike. There’s almost no background noise. In the mp3 file an English-speaking guy was translated simultaneously by a Russian interpreter. I need to somehow "gate out’’ or filter out the interpreter from the speaker. Is it possible at all? And, by the way, I don’t care about the resulting quality. I only need to hear the original speaker to make to transcribe his speech. Thanks.
Software has no intelligence. All it knows is the show has a series of sounds. At best it may be able to sense a human presenter/announcer with a particularly rich and complex voice. One presenter.
There’s a fuzzy rule of thumb that if you can’t understand the presenter in the original show, that’s the end.
I did a job where I needed to capture a room of people giving notes on a theatrical performance. The prevailing wisdom was just make a simple recording like you did and go home. I insisted on a top quality stereo capture of the review and later, it was possible to clearly hear and understand multiple conversations going on at the same time by wearing stereo headphones.
A simple mono recording, even a good quality one would have been useless.