Help With The Vocal Removal Tool

Hello, I’m currently working on a project and was wondering if I could get some help with a problem I’m having. I’m trying to remove the voice acting in an audio clip from a movie. The tool works pretty well. I don’t have any noticeable problems with the music or sound effects, however, I’m left with a fairly loud static/cracking noise that occurs where the voice formerly was. Any suggestions?

Try applying the Amplify effect with default settings after applying the Vocal Remover effect. Does that make a difference?

Can you provide us with a short sample (before Vocal Remover) that crackles afterwards?
Do you use the effect in simple mode or with limited frequency range?

Ok,here’s the file attachment. Thanks for the help. I was using the simple mode.

What are you trying to remove - the faint speaker’s voice between 1.5s and 2.5s?


I meant the original, not the processed one.

Sorry about that. Here’s the original. Also, I used the simple mode and the band frequency mode. I also tried using amplify, but it didn’t help. I’m trying to remove the crackling noise and the speaker’s voice. Honestly, I didn’t notice that the speakers voice was still in there. I heard crackling noise and thought that was it.

Sorry to bring this back up. Is there anything I can do to remove the last bit of audio and static?

If you want perfect removal you have to find the original multi-tracks then you can delete the voice track, otherwise you have to work with imperfect tools.

Robert wrote a 2D Stereo Toolkit which you can use instead of Vocal Removal . There is no guarantee it will completely remove the voice and no guarantee there won’t be artifacts after the voice removal.


That’s actually a dual mono file.
The stereo width is less than 1 %.
Search for a proper stereo edition of this movie (if available).

Vocal removal was called by its family name “Center Pan Removal” for years. We got tired of explaining that one was really the other, and so changed it, but that’s important. In order for Center Pan (middle of the stereo sound) to be removed, the show has to be in good quality stereo with a significant Left and Right sound. You don’t have that. You have almost mono, so when you remove the Center Pan, everything goes away leaving noise.

Vocal Removal fails more often than it succeeds. Note that all those YouTube videos only use one song. If you perform Vocal Removal to that exact song, yours will work, too. The error is assuming that it should work on all songs. It doesn’t.


Ok, thanks. I didn’t really think it was going to work, but I thought it was worth a try. This is the only copy of the audio there is. There isn’t a stereo version because this is an extracted audio from an old video game cut scene. We’re trying to dub voices over the old Japanese text. There never was a translation for this game. Thanks for the help though, I appreciate all of the answers!