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QUESTION: Dear Vijayan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_recording_and_reproduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRzjcb22yZA

Is it possible to edit solo or duet song without Music generated by Musical Instruments but will have only Human Voice ?.

Example
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Bee Gees, Staying alive Song.

Youtube Video
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKdVq_vNAAI

Example
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Bee Gees Brothers are singing this song. In the background, music
is being played which was generated by musical instruments viz guitar,drum beats etc. The Music played by musical instruments are in sync with the Bee Gees voice. The complete song is recorded on magnetic, Optical media viz CD, DVD, Tapes etc

Is it possible using sound editing software to edit the song without any music generated by musical instrument but the song will be only with Human beings voice i.e. Bee Gees Brothers ?.

i.e. It should be like Bee Gees Brothers are singing this song but without any musical instruments.

Example
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A Song of 5 minutes duration. In the 5 minute song track there will be only :

a. Sound generated by Singer in that 5 minute song without the sound generated by musical instrument/s.
b. Sound generated by musical instrument/s in that 5 minute song without the sound generated by Singer.
c. Sound mixed with both by the Singer and Musical instrument/s in sync.

Requirement
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The 5 minute song duration which was recorded now should only have Singer's Voice/Sound and not the sound generated by musical instruments. So wherever in the 5 duration only sound generated by Singer should remain, wherever in the 5 duration only sound generated by musical instrument should be eliminated and wherever in the 5 duration sound generated by both musical instrument and singer were mixed with synchronization should be that the sound generated by singer should not be eliminated but sound generated by musical instrument/s should be eliminated.

The difficult part in the sound editing software application could be editing the Sound mixing of the Singer and the Musical instruments viz guitar, piano, drum beats etc in synchronization of the song.  

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: The issues involved are quite well explained in his article:
http://renegademinds.com/Products/GuitarDrumTrainer/FilteringInstrumentsfromSong


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QUESTION: Dear Vijayan

Thank you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_recording_and_reproduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRzjcb22yZA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_editor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_(computing)
http://www.avid.com/Trial/ProTools
http://www.avid.com/US/products/pro-tools-software
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/compatibility/Pro-Tools-11-System-Requirement
http://apps.avid.com/campaigns/2013/pro-tools-11-demo/
http://freegplsoftware.com/index.php/audio-video/audacity-a-free-audio-recording
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


1. Will Audacity or ProTools ver 11 software suffice the
above requirements ?.

2. Audacity is open source sound editing software application,
can i view the source code for the same ?.

3. A Song english,german,french,italian, hindi,marathi,tamil, gujarathi, Bengali, Punjabi etc will have three versions.

a. Music + Vocals.
b. Vocals only.
c. Music only.

The same song if heard in three different versions will have
different sound effects to us. Among these the combination of both
music + vocals will give us the most effective among the three ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
1. Will Audacity or ProTools ver 11 software suffice the above requirements ?.

Yes. Adobe Audition CC is another good audio editing tool.

The expertise of the person performing the edit is the crucial factor, though.


2. Audacity is open source sound editing software application,
can i view the source code for the same ?.

Yes. Can be downloaded from sourceforge. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/source  

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