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Garageband query (probably impossible!)

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Hi There,

Just wondering, I have finally managed to work out how to import a track from a cd into a garageband song, however, now that I have the song in garageband, can I split the track in to it's component parts i.e. can I isolate the vocal? Basically what I want is to end up with a backing track. If not possible in garageband is there a piece of software that will do it?

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Dont know about garageband but I am pretty sure what your asking isnt really pheasable due to the frequencies of the different parts of the track being the same. You could try a Parametric Equaliser or a Q filter to pull some parts out, I use Adobe Audition (Used to be Cool Edit Pro) to play with Audio but havent yet found anything taht will do what you need...


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This would be awesome if there is such a program. I have some songs in Japanese that would be really sick to pull off full blown guitar solos if the vocals weren't there. Please let us both know. Thanks.
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It might be possible, but I don't think something like that is available in a user friendly interface right now. Something like that is really complex to actually pull off.
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