How to Remove Vocals in Audacity: A Step-by-Step Guide

Removing vocals from a song might seem like a daunting task, but with Audacity, it’s quite simple. In this post, I’ll guide you on how to remove vocals from any song using Audacity.

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Now, let’s get to the task at hand. Open Audacity and load in the song you want to remove vocals from. Once loaded, listen to the song to identify the part with singing that you want to remove.

Next, go to the “Effect” menu and scroll down to “Vocal Reduction and Isolation.” Click on the drop-down menu and select “Remove Vocals.” You can play around with the settings, but the default settings usually work well.

Select the part of the audio with vocals and apply the effect. You’ll notice that the vocals disappear, and you’re left with just the instrumental. You can always undo the effect by hitting “command Z” or “control Z” on a PC.

And that’s it! With Audacity, removing vocals has never been easier. Try it out for yourself and let me know in the comments below how it works for you and your best settings.

In conclusion, Audacity’s “Remove Vocals” effect is a fantastic tool for anyone looking to remove vocals from a song. With a few clicks, you can have the instrumental version of any song at your disposal. So go ahead and give it a try!