[audacity4blind] Re: Vocal Isolation Plugin

  • From: Robert Hänggi <aarjay.robert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:23:38 +0200

Hi Annabelle

"Vocal Reduction and Isolation" is included and shipped with Audacity
from Version 2.1.1 (current release) on.
I'm the author of it by the way.

It might be that you have to enable it first with the "Manage" dialog
in the Effects menu.
If this still doesn't work you'll have to go deeper and remove all
*.cfg files that are stored in your user folder.
I can give you the step by step instructions if this should be necessary.

The plug-in will only work if your Track is in stereo and if the other
instruments are differently panned than your voice.

An increased "Strength" improves the isolation results but the track
must usually be amplified or normalised afterwards.

What do you want to do with the isolated voice? Remix it with
different music or just change the balance/volume of it?

This is the crucial point with regard to further processing.


2015-09-21 12:31 GMT+02:00, Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Hi Annabel

Vocal Isolation and Reduction is in the Audacity Efects Menu. Alt-c
followed by v should do the trick. Having had a quick play with it, I
am not convinced you will get the level of retrieval of your voice you
want, but I didn't check it out in much detail.

If it isn't in your copy of Audacity, how old is your version?


On 20/09/2015 11:42 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I'm looking on the Audacity Wiki, and it seems that I can't find the
Vocal Isolation and Reduction plugin. Is it a regular Audacity plugin?
Is it a VST plugin? Is it a Nyquist plugin? I'm confused! Where do I
search? I'm trying to recreate the raw track of my voice from a
mixdown track, but all I have is all the instruments and vocals mixed
together on one track. What do I do next?

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