3 Methods to Isolate Vocals From a Song and Get Karaoke Version

Have you ever been to a Karaoke night and wondered how there are no vocals in that song?  Well, removing vocals is not that difficult, you can do this at your home on your PC or mobile. 

With the help of the right vocal remover tool, you can easily separate vocals from any song and have a karaoke night at your home. 

In this article, I am going to describe the steps to remove vocals from a song using 3 different methods-

  1. Using a PC Software
  2. Using an Online Tool
  3. Using a Mobile App: BackTrackIt

3 Ways To Isolate Vocals From a Song

1. Vocal Remover Pro

Free Version: Yes

Paid Version: $19.95

Available For: Windows and Online

Vocal Remover Pro is a popular vocal extractor software available for Windows. You can also use the online version of this tool. The software has been serving for 14 years and has a very good reputation among its users.

How To Remove Vocal Remover Pro to Isolate Vocals from a Song:

Follow these steps to remove vocals from a song-

Step 1: Download and install the software using the link below-


Step 2: Once downloaded, launch the software on your PC. Just double-click on the shortcut icon of the software made on your desktop.

Step 3: Once you double-click on the software you will see a new window where you will find very simple options.

Here click on the “browse music” button and the software will fetch audio files available on your computer.

Step 4: Now your file will be uploaded to the software. Here you will find a button named “Make Karaoke”.

Step 5: Click on the “Make Karaoke” button and the software will ask to save the file. You can select any location on your computer to save the file.

After this, the software will start removing vocals from the song.

Step 6: Go to the location where you saved the file and right-click on the file. Now select the media player on your computer and you will have the Karaoke version of that song.

All the vocals are gone and just the music is here.

These were the steps to isolate vocals from and song and get a Karaoke version for free.

Note: You can remove only 30 sec of vocals in the free version.

There are many other vocal remover and isolation software that allow creating longer karaoke in the free version.

2. Online Tool to Remove Vocals – Lalal.ai

There are many online tools available to remove vocals from a song. One of the most popular tools is Lalal.ai. The tool is very easy to use and it also provides a free version.

How To Remove Vocals Using Lalal.ai:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Lala.ai


Step 2: Click on the “Select File” option, this will open the local storage of your computer.

Step 3: Now select the song from your computer storage to remove vocals from.

Once you select a song, the tool will start to process it and after the processing is complete a new window will open.

Step 4: On the left side of this online tool you can select the component of the song that you want to remove. These components are-

  • Vocal and Instrumental
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass
  • Voice and Noise
  • Synthesizer
  • Drums
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Piano

At this point keep the vocal and instrumental selected to get the karaoke version.

Step 5: Now select the Free option from the right-hand side.

In the free version, you can upload songs of duration up to 10 minutes or 50  MB.

Step 6: Now click on “process the entire file” and enter your email id. 

Step 7: Now you will see a right arrow button, click on it.

Step 8: After this, the tool will send you an email with a link. Click on the link and you will land on the website of Lalal.ai. 

Step 8: Now click on “Process Entire File” and the tool will start processing your file.

Once the processing is finished you can download the vocals and non-vocals files separately.

3. Using a Vocal Remover App: BackTrackIt

The third method that can help you extract voice from a song is using a vocal remover app. There are hundreds of such apps available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Here I have done some research and selected the best app for you which is Backtrackit.

BackTrackIt is a very nice vocal remover app available for Android and iPhone. Using this software you can easily remove vocals from any song saved on your mobile.

Here are the steps to isolate vocals from a song on Android:

Step 1: Download and install the app on your Android mobile-


Step 2: Launch the app and you will see 3 options- songs, library, and Bactrackit. 

Step 3: Go to songs and you will find all the songs saved on your mobile. Click on any of the songs from the list and the app will start playing the song.

Step 4: Now you will see a mute icon on the bottom left side of the app. Click on this icon and you will notice that the voice of the singer is gone and only the music is playing.

Step 5: Now click save on the top right corner. Now a small popup will appear. Here you can change the filename. 

Your Karaoke song is saved on your device.

Step 6: To find the song go to the file manager> device storage > BackTrackIt. 

Here you can find your song. The file manager settings could be different on your mobile, you just need to find the Bactrackit folder and you will find your software there.

So, these were the steps to remove vocals from a song on a mobile.

Here I have explained 3 methods to remove vocals from a song. You should try both of them and decide which one works better for you. In my opinion, Lalal.ai is a better tool, it will provide more clear audio.

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