I am using the latest version of Audacity on my Windows 8.1 laptop and need some help. I am trying to scrub vocals from a song (“At Last” by Etta James) that is in .cda format that I will be using as an instrumental. I have tried using the Vocal Remover in the effects menu and Invert ( both separately and together) to no avail. The vocals are still at the same volume as the original.
Any help and tips that might help me would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you are going to offer an idea for a specific process, please be specific and go through each step for me because - as I said - I am new to Audacity.
It’s actually a center-channel remover and it rarely makes a “useful” recording. Centered lead instruments are removed along with the voice and there is usually some remaining vocal reverb and/or background vocal.
The vocals are still at the same volume as the original.
On my copy of At Last from The Best of Chess Records it removed about 90% of the vocal.