- Step 1: Download and install Audacity Download Audacity, a free audio editing program from audacity.sourceforge.net. Install the software on your computer and open the program.
- Step 2: Choose song Choose which song from which you would like to remove the lyrics by clicking on File and then Open. Loading may take up to a minute, so be patient.
- TIP: Audacity only works with the mp3 format in two-channel stereo.
- Step 3: Split the track Split the track into right and left channels by clicking on the drop-down menu next to the song title in the song window and selecting Split Stereo Track.
- Step 4: Select the right channel Select the right or bottom channel and highlight all of the audio. Click on Effect on the top toolbar and then click Invert.
- Step 5: Convert to mono Convert both channels to mono by clicking on the drop-down menu next to the song title in the song window.
- TIP: Changing the audio to mono will result in a loss of quality.
- Step 6: Hit play Hit the Play button and listen to your newly converted, lyric-free track, perfect for your next karaoke party, or next time you're driving.
- FACT: An 1857 recording by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville predates Alexander Graham Bell's first phonograph recordings by nearly 20 years.
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