Needing help with Vocal Isolation

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Needing help with Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by SamB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:54 pm

I'm trying to isolate the vocals to the Beauty and the Beast song "Tale as Old as Time" with the vocals by Angela Lansbury, and have tried many times but not getting a good result.
I'm an amateur with Audacity, but have given it my best efforts, and believe someone out there may be able to get a much better result.
Is there anyone who could help me with this please? The link for the song is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_piqzzsmzs for reference/use.
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Re: Needing help with Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:50 am

You may have achieved the best possible results. YouTube video sound has been through multiple compressions and sound processing steps, so many of the tricks that Effects > Vocal Reduction and Isolation uses just aren't there any more.

We tell people never do original production in MP3 because of that. The sound degenerates as you go until it starts sounding like a bad cellphone. If you have that on a purchased CD or DVD and a good ripper program, that may work better.

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Re: Needing help with Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:20 am

SamB wrote:I'm trying to isolate the vocals to the Beauty and the Beast song "Tale as Old as Time" with the vocals by Angela Lansbury, and have tried many times but not getting a good result.


There's stereo-reverb on Angela's vocal, so the invert technique isn't going to remove all the vocal.
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Re: Needing help with Vocal Isolation

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:11 pm

There's stereo-reverb on Angela's vocal

And for the same reason, it's not going to isolate it, either.

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