Minus 1-apping App

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Polar Mac, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Polar Mac

    Polar Mac Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quezon City
    is there an app that actually exist? that can take away the vocals of an mp3 file and turn it into a minus 1 file? can quicktime pro or garageband have this feature? pls help...... :qmark:
     
  2. lamski

    lamski PhilMUG Addict Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,841
    Likes Received:
    443
    Location:
    Makati, Philippines
    You can play around with iTune's built-in equalizer. Most songs have different channels for voice and music. You just need to mute the voice channel. Some poorly encoded songs might not have this so your mileage might vary from mp3 to mp3.
     
  3. Polar Mac

    Polar Mac Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quezon City
    thanks for the suggestion lamski... unfortunately none of the channels for that certain mp3 file that i want to mute out the vocal is working..... help! help! :sigh:
     
  4. Kenneth

    Kenneth Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,195
    Likes Received:
    3
    No, none exists (to my knowledge). The most you can do it run it through something like Bias Peak which has specific settings for that and greatly minimize the vocals. The software does the guess work of reducing the vocals but often it greatly degrades the quality of the music. What you'll get is the vocal will be reduced to an echo (at best) but things like other instruments might get taken out too.

    I can give it a try if you want. U2U me.
     
  5. Gomi

    Gomi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ortigas Center
    download audion from panic.com, it used to be shareware but it is now free. look in the consoles wndow and there is a one-click option to remove vocals from any stereo audio file ("karaoke") that quicktime supports. the resulting output is mono and there are still traces of the vocal echo. you cant record the output from audion directly, so what i do is use quicktime pro to record the mac's output in the background by attaching a mini-jack to mini-jack cable from the headphone port to the line-in port. works ok with most songs, those with backup vocals are especially hard to remove. hope this helps.
     
  6. Polar Mac

    Polar Mac Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quezon City
    thanks kenneth & gomi :cheers: will try both suggestions
     
  7. Dropzone

    Dropzone Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Iloilo
    Audion does that. It has a special feature called 'of course' Karaoke. And.....it's FREE!

    Link here.

    If you are recording, turn this feature on upon encoding.

    Cheers!
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!