removing or reducing speech


I am a newbie, so please be gentle if this seems like a silly question.

I have an amateur recording that was at a live performance that I am trying to clean up a bit. It sounds pretty good now except for this one part. Someone was speaking rather loudly near the microphone and it is very distracting from the music. Ideally I would like to remove the voice all together, but if that is not possible, then I would at least like to somehow modify the voice to make it less intrusive.

Does anyone have any suggestions … I have attached the clip in question


The recording does sound like it came out well, but no you can’t take the voice out – or at least not the way you want. With very clever and painful editing, you can take similar musical notes from other parts of the performance and drop them in to cover the voice.