need help removing drum Cymbal from song

Hello, first time user of this weird forum. But in all seriousness I need help removing drum cymbals from a star wars song. I am planning on using the imperial march for a project But i want to get rid of the drum cymbals you hear at 0:02 and 0:04 seconds of the video or at least lower them to the point where it can barely be heard. Here is the link of the imperial march ( Can anyone help with a solution

I doubt that is possible.

As you can see from the Spectrogram track view, the cymbal crash extends across virtually the entire frequency spectrum, so removing the cymbal crash will leave a very obvious “hole” in the audio.

Depending on the project requirements, perhaps you could just trim off the first 9 seconds or so.
Alternatively, you may be able to find a MIDI version of the music, then in a “MIDI sequencer” you could remove the cymbal crash notes.

Probably not. Audacity can’t split a mixed performance into individual instruments, voices or sounds.

The probablity goes down further if you’re trying to do the surgery with a compressed posting such as a YouTube piece.

You might be able to use Edit the Spectrogram tools. You should know that with a sound that prominent there isn’t a lot of background sound in there to fill the hole.

Also, a sound that “crashy” contains a lot of different pitch tones and it will interfere with other musical tones during the edit.


A De-Esser can attenuate cymbals , but won’t remove them completely …