Remove vocals from audio ?

How can I remove vocals from the audio in this track? II tried it in audacity, it does remove the noise through noise reduction, but I want the opposite effect i.e to remove vocals and leave the noise/aquarium sounds.
Windows 10 Ver. 1909
Audacity 3.0.0

I think your best options are either:

  1. Edit out (“delete”) the parts with voices. This will result in a much shorter track, but you could copy/paste it multiple times.
  2. Look for a better recording (without voices) on-line (for example:

Can’t I just copy noise ( which is being removed through noise reduction effect)?

Noise Reduction has two settings (near the bottom): Reduce or Residue. Residue is the stuff that the tool tried to take out.


“Voice reduction and isolation” plugin can do this.
Better use 2.4.2. Use Remove vocals option with proper cut settings.

The “Vocal Reduction and Isolation” effect has a compatibility problem with Audacity 3.0.0.
I’ve fixed it for the next Audacity release.

For most people it’s probably best to wait for the next release, but for the more technically minded the fix is here:

when it is expected to be released?

Later this month.