I’m using Audacity 2.2.1 on a 2017 MBP running High Sierra version 10.13.2 and I am a novice, and I mean sub-novice user.
I just want to know how to isolate, as best as possible, conversational voices from background noise such as music etc? Or is it even possible with Audacity? Or do I have to buy some stupidly expensive software that I will only use a handful of times?
I didn’t think it would be an easy thing to achieve. I will try various things including what you suggest above.
I did smile though - I promise you there is nothing law enforcement or legal about this. I have a conversation, quite hilarious actually that occurred during a recent get together. We all knew it was being recorded but quickly forgot that the device was recording and the conversation flowed. I just wanted to fade back the music a bit and give more prominence to the voices. And then if the result was good, send copies to all involved. I know now that this will not be an easy thing to achieve.