How To Isolate Vocals In Audacity Audio Editing Vocals Audacity Music Radio Creative

Good news, isolating vocals is a pretty simple thing to do and it’s included in Audacity.

First, open up the jingle in Audacity and go to Effects > Vocal Reduction and Isolation.

How To Isolate Vocals In Audacity Audio Editing Vocals Audacity Music Radio Creative

Next, select Default in Factory Presets and in the Action dropdown menu, select Isolate Vocals.

How To Isolate Vocals In Audacity Audio Editing Vocals Audacity Music Radio Creative

Now, you can play around with the Strength, Low Cut and High Cut quite carefully until happy with the way the vocals are isolated. 

By pressing OK, the vocals are isolated in the waveform.

How To Isolate Vocals In Audacity Audio Editing Vocals Audacity Music Radio Creative

And finally, go to Effect > Normalize up to a peak amplitude of around -1.0 dB. Therefore it’s easy to see those vocals, now go ahead and use something like a Noise Gate to remove some of the rest of the music.

How To Isolate Vocals In Audacity Audio Editing Vocals Audacity Music Radio Creative

Moreover, if you are using this to remix those vocals again, putting another piece of music or drum loop underneath will drown out any of the old background music that may be left over.

And that’s it! Considering it’s completely free, this really is a great way to isolate vocals in Audacity.

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