Vocal Remover

Vocal Remover 2.0

Free
Removes the vocals from songs
4.0  (24 votes)
2.0 (See all)
Turns regular songs into Karaoke ones by removing the vocals from the track. Works as a Winamp plugin or as a DirectX Audio plugin. May not remove the reverb or the ambiance of the vocals.

Vocal Remover from AnalogX is a simple and small piece of software that emulates a Karaoke DSP effect for audio files. You can get Vocal Remover in two flavors: as a stand-alone application (using DirectX) or as a Winamp plugin. I have chosen the latter option because I already have Winamp installed and his plugin system is very clean and well organized.

The download was very fast, just about 150kb! After a few clicks and some nice installation screens, I managed to install the program (better said, the plugin).
The procedure for activating the plugin is the same as for any other plugin: we have to open Winamp, then press CTRL+P (or go to Context menu ->Options->Preferences). Once arrived to the Preferences window, get into the Plugins > DSP/Effect Category, and we will see a new entry on the list: "AnalogX Vocal Remover" [dsp_vr.dll]. Now we have to just click this entry, and we will see a "Mix" slider. That's what the program is! Simply push the slider up to increase the Karaoke Effect over the audio. If you perform this when playing a song, you will notice the change immediately.

Review summary

Pros

  • Small download, quick start

Cons

  • I prefer to use the DSP bundled with Winamp, thanks
  • The overall results obtained with the plugin were not completely satisfactory
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