I’m sure this has been asked before. I tested the Center Pan Removal and got just the music so I know that works. Now I’m wondering if there’s a way to just hear the voices themselves.
The reason for this is I have a movie that does not have subtitles, so I’m making my own. There are a few scenes where the music is much louder than the dialogue. I’d like to be able to silence the music. I’ve already been able to silence the vocals, so the opposite could certainly be done couldn’t it?
I can’t imagine that any respected audio professional would ever make such a basic mistake. If you wish to quote a “recognised audio professional”, please post a link to where they have published this information.
My concern here is not whether or not you have the last word, or whether you believe me or not, but whether other users will come to this forum looking for help, read your post and go away with the impression that there is some magical way to invert and mix tracks to isolate the centre panned audio. That would be an unnecessary waste of their time.
This question has come up many times before, and you insist on arguing the point every time it comes up. Please check your facts.
If you believe that you are able to substantiate your point with an actual methodology that accomplishes this, then please do so, but if not, please do not persist with posting on this subject.
Obvious, but unhelpful in the context of this thread.
But that’s the crux of this thread. Just how do you separate the vocals and dump everything else?
The (constant) problem is that people hear that they can “remove” centre-panned vocals (through inversion of one channel then summing the channels), and then think they can isolate the vocals by subtracting that “non-vocal” version from the original. As Trebor and Steve have pointed out, it can’t be done.
Actually, you would invert then add.
You’re quoting an authority but you can’t tell us who that authority is. And from what you’ve said, this “authority” simply stated the obvious [(A+B)-A=B], and did not reveal how (or if) he actually managed to isolate the vocals from a stereo recording.