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I need a tutorial on isolating tracks
11 May 2013
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Funny Paper
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I know I can do some work and go to sites like Audacity and see if they have beginners explanations, but I just thought some folks here could offer some helpful tips.

My questions are:

1) is it possible to isolate any track from any song that one can find on the Internet?

2) has the process of isolating tracks become easy & computer-friendly for people like me who don't know sh*t about recording and musicology?  Or do I need to know the complex science of terminology used by geeks in the field?

3) if it's relatively easy, could someone please point the way?

Thanks.

 

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11 May 2013
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I know there is a more technical way to do it, but I think some people use The Beatles Rock Band to do it.  Practice mode or something..

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11 May 2013
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Thanks -- would that work for non-Beatles music too?  Any song?

 

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12 May 2013
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You can use certain audio programs to isolate any of their songs; I've heard an unofficial instrumental of Everybody's Got Something to etc, and unofficial rythm guitar isolated from All My Loving. It's possible, but the best isolations are the official ones from Beatles Rock Band; so all of Rubber Soul, all of Pepper, all of Abbey Road, and a mix of the rest.

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12 May 2013
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If it's a multi-track file you can use Audacity will sort out the tracks for you for isolation. Typically all stereo tracks only use 2 channels, with each channel containing more than one instrument making it harder to isolate usually the vocals is one the centre, sometimes even the drums and the bass. The process gets easier if you look for quadrophonic or even 7.1 tracks which usually makes space for one instrument each track.

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12 May 2013
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Funny Paper said
Thanks -- would that work for non-Beatles music too?  Any song?

 

You could do it with other bands too, as long as you have regular Rock Band.  There are lots of songs by tons of bands that are available to download.  We have lots of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, etc.  

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7 August 2013
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The ones we hear are from Rock Band. Several years back I saw a program at a trade show that could produce 5.1 mixes from stereo material, the Janice Joplin tune I heard was quite something, with voice in the centre channel, guitar left, piano right, etc. It was a costly process, and they sold the service by the minute of program material, you couldn't just buy the box to do it yourself.

5 September 2013
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I posted this as the Beatles news, but since it's on topic the LA Times posted an article on isolated Beatles tracks.

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