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Extract vocals from song with kn0ck0ut VST

Another question our users often ask is “how to extract voice from songs ?”, “how can i make an acapella of this song” ? etc..
Vocal isolation is a black science, it’s the voodoo of audio processing… or just a good old spectral substraction !

The principle is basic, find a part of the song without the voice, and substract it from a part with the voice, so you are left with only the voice part. The ideal situation is where you have the normal song (voice + music) and an instrumental version of the same song.

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Delay presets experiment with BlueDelay VST

One of the most used effect in music production / sound design / FX is the DELAY.
Many VST delay plugins are available, from very expensive to absolutely free.
Wavosaur can host VST plugins, with his VST rack, and it also can load presets ! single preset FXP or presrt bank (FXB)

We have picked one of the best (and oldest) reverb plugin and made about 10 presets to show all you can do with simple delays : Blue Delay VST !! by Digilogue

BlueDelay VST plugin

BlueDelay VST plugin

Information and download blueline vst pack @ http://www.digilogue.de/download.htm#BlueLine
Download 10 presets for bluedelay ! => http://blog.wavosaur.com/download/BlueDelay-preset bank.fxb

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De-essing : clean up your vocals ! (free de-esser VST’s)

You have just recorded vocals, you did not forget the anti-pop filter BUT
some harsh sounds still remain. sss
How to get rid of those annoying sibilances, harsh sound on “s” “ss” “sh” “ch” “z” ?

=> You can edit by hand if you have time, but it can be very tedioussss !

 

 

Or you can use a DE-ESSER, for automatically remove those annoying “s” in your vocal.
We have selected 3 FREE VST plugins you can use in Wavosaur or any audio editor or sequencer, that does the job ! let’s go :

1. Spitfish

DigitalFishPhones SPITFISH VST

DigitalFishPhones SPITFISH VST

download for free ! => http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5

The gool old VST by DigitalFishPhones, it’s dead simple, and nothing prevents you from using two Spitfish in serie. It removes efficiently the “sss” sound.

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Vocoder in Wavosaur, with freeware VST/DX plugins

You want a robot voice, a daft-punk-funky-groovy voice effect, you want it you need it.
you need a vocoder ! For quick and dirty vocoderization, you can set up Wavosaur with some cool freeware plugins and get the job done.

voice without vocoder (not funky) :

voice with the vocoder !

 

To keep it simple, we’ll take free vocoder plugin with a built-in synth for the carrier. The two vocoder plugins listed here : http://www.wavosaur.com/vst/vocoder-plugins.php are freeware and work nice with Wavosaur :

Sonicism Vintage Vocoder DX

Free DX vocoder

Free DX vocoder

more info and download here : http://sourceforge.net/projects/vvocoder/files/Vintage%20Vocoder%20DXi/
note that the plugin is in DirectX format!  but no problem, you can use it in Wavosaur, we’ll give all the process in this post.

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