[ardour-users] Vocal removal

Brett Clark Brett at ciscoinc.com
Mon Mar 19 06:37:56 PDT 2007

>> philicorda wrote:
>> take a short section ... edit it over the offending words

Great idea.  I was actually trying that yesterday by finding another word sung 
in the same key and placing it over, but the results were still noticable.  

>> try obscuring it with a bleep
Another good idea, Im going to try doing that tonight.

>> a quick reverse
Im not sure what you mean by this?

>> or a guitar break
Its a hip-hop song, so there isnt any guitar in there.


From: philicorda
Sent: Sat 3/17/2007 4:11 PM
To: Brett Clark
Cc: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
Subject: Re: [ardour-users] Vocal removal

On Sat, 2007-03-17 at 15:15 -0500, Brett Clark wrote:
> Hello,
>   I want to start by saying that i realize that Ardour is a very powerful package for multitrack recording and there are many plugins for doing serious audio work with it.  Normally, i use Ardour for serious work, and its capabilities are the reason that i was approached for this next task.  My daughters dance class is working on a particular song that they all really enjoy.  Unfortunately, it appears that many artists today attempt to push things by adding in unecessary vulgarity at some point or another in a song.  Hence, i have been approached to see if i can use my gear (aka Ardour) to remove some vocals within a song while keeping the background music.  I havent found any LADSPA plugins that do this.  Does anyone know of such a plugin?  Any other ideas or suggestions are also very welcome.
> Thanks
> --Brett
> By the way, i have both 99.3 and Ardour2 (i dont remember which build).

Sometimes you can take a short section from the same place in the next
verse, and edit it over the offending words. The lyric might not make
sense any more, but if you do it neatly, no one will notice.

Or, you could try obscuring it with a bleep, a quick reverse, or a
guitar break!

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