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This website will remove and split vocals on those hard-to-find karaoke tracks

Sure, you could teach yourself, but that takes effort.

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We’ve had how-to guides for simple ways to remove backgrounds from images, and DRM from iTunes content, and now we’re back with another handy how-to. One of the hardest things for karaoke fans is finding “minus one” tracks, for less-popular pieces of music. Sure, well-known hits are fairly easy to get backing tracks for, but if you want something out of the ordinary? Forget about it.

You could try reducing the vocal track yourself, using a variety of audio software. That doesn’t completely remove the vocals, instead, it makes them soft enough that they don’t really come through while you’re singing away. It’s an imperfect solution, that’s really only suitable if you can’t get the track any other way.

Now there’s a new service to scrub those vocals from hard-to-find tracks for your karaoke god aspirations. Song Peel will separate out the backing tracks and the vocal track for you, with a 24-hr turnaround. It’s cheap too, with prices from $4.99 for a single track or $2.99 each if you want ten splitting.

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What makes Song Peel different from other web services that provide vocal splitting is that it uses experienced audio engineers to do the work – not machine learning or other means. Plus you also get the vocal track as a separate file, so you can use it for acapella remixes or other things. You can check out an example here.

I’m not entirely sure how they make any money on that pricing, as sound engineer’s hourly rates are pretty high. Maybe it’s some kind of volume deal. Okay, okay no more audio gags before I get drummed out of town.

It’s super easy to use: pay for how many tracks you want splitting, upload them to the service, and within 24 hours you’ll get split tracks emailed to you. If you don’t like the results – there’s a 30-day guarantee on every song order, and you still get to keep the split track.

Just make sure you get permission from the rights owner before you decide to go pro. Song Peel won’t be responsible for any copyright claims for your use of the service.

What do you think of the service? Is this something you’d use? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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