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Separating music and voice.

  • 29-11-2018 6:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ Clonyn

    On an Olympus Digital Recorder VN-900 I have recorded a speech which was accompanied by music played on a flute for effect. The trouble is that the flautist positioned himself near to my recording device, although he was playing softly the fact that he was nearer to the recorder than the orator the speech is relegated to the background. Given that this is a standard recording device is there any way (software) that might reduce the music and bring out the speech?


  • Administrators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 28,538 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ oscarBravo

    Audacity has a "Vocal Reduction and Isolation" plugin. It works on the basis of band-pass filtering, so how well it (or any other tool) works will depend on to what extent the speech and flute frequency ranges overlap.

    Worth a try, I'd say.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ Clonyn

    Thank you oscarBravo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 622 sheepsh4gger

    Heard of an equalizer?