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Program to separate bass, vocals, and guitar from mp3 files

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I play the guitar, and I have been seeking software out there other than jamvox. I have had no luck. I know its out there its 20 dam 10. Anyone know of any such programs that I can extrack any guitar tracks or any insturments from an mp3 or wave file. Someome out knows. Help me please. Eric thanks
Jan 8 '10 #1
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RedSon
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No this is not possible. An mp3 file is essentially just a compression of a wav file. A wav file is a digital representation of the wave form. Trying to removing an individual instrument or vocals from an mp3 would be the same as trying to remove the instrument or vocals from reaching your ears. Next time you listen to your music, try "not-listening" to the drum beat, or the lead guitar, see how successful you are.

However, you can do some cool things with computers that your ears can't. If you can run your music through an equalizer you can turn down or filter out the channels that you don't want to hear. For example, the human voice normally has a range in the 300 Hz to 3400 Hz zone. You can take this knowledge and your equalizer and dampen these frequencies to "remove" the voice from your song.

On the other hand, take a bass guitar, Low E on a 4 string bass is around 41Hz, and the low B on 5 string is maybe 31Hz. So you got about 3 octaves in fundamentals plus a couple octaves of harmonics, and you're looking at something in the range of 25 - 30 Hz to maybe something as high as 10kHz? You can boost those ranges with your equalizer and bring out the bass line. That will help to drown out the rest and you can follow it on its own.
Jan 11 '10 #2

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