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Removing Music from a Stereo Track.

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I’m doing an edit, using a deleted scene that features Stereo sound. It comes with music that I want to replace, but I don’t know exactly how to remove it and keep the dialogue, ambience and sound effects. A few other edits I’ve seen have been able to do this with Stereo channel audio flawlessly, and I want to find out how to do it myself.

If anyone can help out, it would really mean a lot.

Noah Lawson

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If the audio has the dialogue mixed equally in both left and right channels (centered in stereo image), you can use tools in some audio programs to isolate the “center.” In Audacity, there’s a Vocal Removal and Isolation filter for this. Developed to remove vocals from songs (usually mixed in the center of the stereo image), but they added the option to isolate the center instead of just removing it. There are probably expensive plugins that do a cleaner job, but the Audacity freebie isn’t bad.