I’ve been using Audacity for a while to remove vocals from mp3’s in Windows 7. However, recently I bought a new computer with Windows 10 installed and I find that the procedure no longer works. I’m using Audacity 2.1.2. I’ve trying doing this in compatibility mode but no luck. Is this a driver issue and if so how is it fixed? Thanks!
You’re using Effect > Vocal Removal, the pre-baked tool?
Does it just fail—have no effect, or does it act badly? I know this isn’t likely, but does it fail on a show that used to work? Can you check that? It might save a lot of analysis.
Basic Vocal Removal is as complicated as a rock, so it’s hard to believe it failed.
Do you know how to do Vocal Removal The Old Way?
Split the stereo show in two using the little black arrow drop-down on the left of the track. Select one track and invert it with Effect > Invert. Put it back together with the left menus Make Stereo Track.
Convert it to mono with Track > Stereo Track to Mono. Any vocal in the Left-Right center of the show should vanish. If the manual method fails, it’s possible you have a show that won’t allow vocal removal and no method will work.