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Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by jacopastorius, Oct 21, 2011.
I would like to do a cover of a song. Is it possible to remove the bass guitar parts using audacity?
I haven't been successful at completely removing the bass, nor am I a professional mixer/audiophile, however I have found that if I cut everything below 300~400hz in the EQ, it will eliminate most of the low bass--usually enough to make a cover. There might still be some high stuff in there, but you can't completely eliminate bass without having the original pre-mixed tracks.
flip one channel out of phase, that will kill it.
This, but well you could record you playing along with the exact bass line, 180 phase shift it, then remix it, should cancel each other out the best in the absence of having the instruments on seperate tracks. It will not be 100% perfect though, but depending on your playing and ability to match the tone it might get you close.
Even if you had the same player do it on the same gear, this would have zero chance to work even randomly well.
The one channel phasing works decently, so does the notch around 300 Hz.
Works the same for Vocals as well as Bass
Vocal Removal - Audacity Wiki
It's not perfect.
It has a better chance than your suggestion and is scientifically sound.
Try it and come back to tell me how well it worked for you.
Well without the clip in question....
I am starting to shoot holes in my own theory anyway.