FL Studios – Fruity Loops require no introduction to the music creators or composers. It is a robust editing as well as recording platform that helps the music composers to create the musical piece like they have decided to. Be it amateurs or professional music composers, this software is easily understandable and usable by anybody.
There are a number of such software available like the one we compared with FL studio earlier – Studio one Vs FL studio, the FL studio is one of the best ones. This is because FL studio is not only an easy to use platform, but also it has a few unique features that a very few websites provide. One of the unique features that it provides is of isolating the vocals. This is one of the features that every music composer looks for while they want to create a musical piece.
Why Separate Vocals from a Song?
FL studio gives you the full control of the music so, does it help us in understanding how to remove vocals from a song? Apparently, Yes! When you separate vocals from the track, you can modify the audio track and by mixing your instrumental track with the other track, you can compose your musical piece which is unique.
If you are willing to listen to instrumental music of the song, then too you can use FL studios and remove the vocals from the song. Along with the above, some composers like to create mashups of different musical pieces, for this too FL studios can be used to separate vocals from the song. So, you can separate the vocals and create your fresh musical sample with FL studio.
How to Isolate Vocals in FL Studio?
To understand, how to extract vocals from a song FL studio in this article, we will use the process of phase cancellation. The process may sound a complicated one but when you go step by step as mentioned in the below guide, it becomes simple and quick. Let’s start with the process now:
Step 1: Upload the Musical Track
Choose the musical track that you want to separate vocals from. For this, open the Fruity Loops software, and click on the ‘Playlist’ button that is present on the top right corner of the window. Drag or choose the audio file from your computer to the software. The song will then be visible in the playlist of FL studios.
Step 2: Loading the Desired Song on the Mixer
Once your song is added to your playlist, double click on the song to edit it. Now, click on the icon named ‘mixer’ which is again present on the top right corner of the window. You will now be adding the song from input track chain to mixer window at track two chain by clicking the ‘X’ button for each of the selected track.
Step 3: Work on the Effects Window
For working on effects, select the Track 2 and open it on the effects window for accessing different effects which will affect the sound intensity of the vocals. After this, choose the ‘Fruity Stereo Shaper’ as the effect for the song you had selected. This will make its window pop up.
Step 4: Slider Alterations
For slider alterations, you will click on the mix sliders and drag both left as well as the right sliders to the -1 position. Post this, select the drop arrow to choose another effect slot for the ‘Track 2’ and click on ‘Maximus’ which will bring out the window pop up. In the maximus pop up window, click on ‘low’ and then on the ‘mute’ button. Also, on maximus window, click on ‘high’ and then ‘mute’ button. Now, look for the ‘comp on’ button on the window, turn it off which will turn the track compression off.
Step 5: Work on the Effects of the Track
Now, you will go for selecting the ‘Track 3’chain – for this, you will click on the ‘X’ button which is present on the bottom of the window. Then, click on the drop arrow where you will be able to see different effects. Here, you will choose the ‘Maximus’ effect for your track. After this, you will open the second window of maximus, then select the ‘Mid’ option and ‘Mute’ it. Again, there will be a ‘comp on’ button which you will turn off on the second window too for turning the track compression off.
Step 6: Making the Required Tweaks
Go to the ‘Dashboard’ by clicking on the top right corner of the window. Go to the Options, on the top right corner, select the ‘Add control’ option, then the ‘Gray Shiny’ option and then click on ‘Wheel’ by which you will be able to transfer them to the custom control knob. Now add the second ‘Gray shiny’ knob, then click on ‘low’ button in the captions field and then on the ‘high’ button on the second captions field. All these tweaks are very necessary to separate the vocals from the music without distorting it.
Step 7: How to Extract Vocals from a Song in FL Studios
With the previous step, all your knobs are on the main window and so, it will now be easier for you to extract or separate vocals from the track you had uploaded. Now, go the ‘low’ knob in the first maximus window, right click there and click on the ‘Create Automation Clip’. Here, you will see a box where ‘None’ is written, it will have a drop down arrow, that you will click and then select the ‘Dashboard Wheel 1’ option. The same process needs to be followed for the second window. You are done with the ‘low’ knob, now you will be working on the ‘high’ knob.
Go to ‘high’ knob, right click over it, then select the ‘Create Automation Clip’. Then go to the ‘None’ box, click on the drop down arrow, and select the ‘Dashboard Wheel 2’ option. You will again repeat the same process from the second maximus window.
Step 8: How to Remove Vocals from a Song FL Studio
For the final step, you need to turn the ‘low’ knob down in the ‘Dashboard’ which will remove the vocals. Then, as per the requirement, adjust the ‘high’ knob in a way that you can hear only the music without the vocals.
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The long steps might sound like you are supposed to do too much and you feel you aren’t an expert in, but as you follow the steps, you will understand that it isn’t that difficult and it gives a very smooth result. The more you work on improving your tweaking technique, the more will you be able to get better results.