Finally, the ability to separate vocals and instruments from a stereo mix is now a reality. Vocal and Instrument removal (Source separation) has arrived.

Using the very latest technology and state-of-the-art source separation algorithm, Phoenix Sound Studios can now remove most vocals and/or instruments from any stereo song mix. This means you can sing or play along (karaoke style) with your favorite songs.

Potential Applications

Karaoke
Remixing
Upmixing
Active listening
Educational purposes
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Pricing

Pricing starts at 80AUD (60USD) per song for vocal or instrument removal from a mix. For complete stems or source separation tracks such as vocal, bass, drums, guitar and piano), pricing begins at 50AUD (37USD) per additional instrument. If you have multiple songs, please contact us for bulk pricing.


The Process
  1. Select your song(s) and contact us to begin.
  2. Send us a link to download your song(s) via WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive. Please do not email audio files.
  3. We will assess your chosen song(s) and give you a quote.
  4. Once payment has been received, we will email you a download link to your processed song(s).

Example 1. Female Vocal Removed

FULL MIX

VOCAL REMOVED

Credit: Just a Little Shove (Suzanne Kinsella)


Example 2. Male Vocal Removed

FULL MIX

VOCAL REMOVED


Example 3. Female Vocal Removed

FULL MIX

VOCAL REMOVED

Credit: You Done Me Wrong (Anita George)


Example 4. Instruments Removed (Drum & Bass)

FULL MIX

BASS REMOVED

DRUMS REMOVED

Credit: Settle Down (James Hall)


A brief overview of source separation (sometimes called stems)

Music recordings are usually a mix of several individual instrument tracks (lead vocal, drums, bass, piano etc..). The task of music source separation is: given a mix can we recover these separate tracks (sometimes called stems). This has many potential applications like: remixes, up-mixing, active listening, educational purposes and also pre-processing for other tasks such as transcription.

Traditional methods replaced by source separation

Traditional methods of removing vocals from a mix have been around for decades. The method used was to reverse the polarity of one side of the stereo signal and sum both sides to mono. The major problem with this method is that everything in the centre stereo field, that is common to both sides, cancels out such as vocals, bass drum, snare drum and bass guitar.