Removing noise from recorded audio

Hello to the audacity forum members.
Im using audacity 2.0.1 on windows XP and would like to know if theres a solution to my problem: ive recorded a performance via digital camera and the drum noise has overcome the vocals. my question is if theres a possibility through audacity to be able to restore proper vocals and mute the drum noise that overcomes the vocals.
Im attaching a sample of the noise to this message so youll understand.
Thanks in advance

Rock concerts overload conventional camcorders and even some news gathering systems and other recording systems. A lot of bands stopped worrying about people taping their concerts because they know it’s almost impossible to come away with anything valuable.

Your recording is in constant, weapons-grade overload during that whole clip. There is no music there to rescue.

The trick is a Dynamic (moving coil) microphone such as Shure SM58 followed by at least one and possibly two attenuators such as this…

…plugged into your field mixer/recorder or the side of your professional camcorder.

It’s almost impossible to overload as dynamic microphone and the attenuators keep the micpre from splattering like you have.


Thanks Koz, so basically what youre saying is thats its all a matter of equipment, the better the equipment the better the sound. And one more thing while im at it, is there an option to mute crowd noise, like talking, to get a cleaner vocal sound, or the only possibility is the one which removes of the vocal to make the sound instrumental.

You can try the Audacity Vocal Removal (karaoke) tool.

Effect > Vocal Removal.

That tools requires a perfect quality stereo show to work, and that the singer have no stereo special effects added to the voice.

The microphone in most if not all camcorders is an electret condenser. Condenser microphones the world over can be made to sound very good, but they all have one problem. They overload. Once the two plates of the condenser capsule touch because of loud sound, that’s the end of the show and sometimes the end of the microphone.