Many karaoke enthusiasts search high and low for recordings of their favorite music without lyrics. But what do you do when you are at home without a karaoke machine and want to sing along?
Many karaoke enthusiasts search high and low for recordings of their favorite music without lyrics. But what do you do when you are at home without a karaoke machine and want to sing along? There are other alternatives to the expensive commercially produced karaoke CD's of music without the lyrics mixed in. Special music mixing software, MIDI files, and other options are available to help karaoke singers and students satisfy their urges outside of a karaoke club or purchasing a home karaoke setup.
Music Editing Software Programs To Remove The Lyrics From Music:
Perhaps the least effective of these options is to use a commercial or free sound editing program to remove the lyrics from the original recording. This software uses a special filter system to remove specific frequencies in the music file, specifically the frequencies that the human voice uses. If your computer has a Soundblaster sound card in it you may already have the software necessary to do this simply by clicking a button. Other shareware and freeware music mixing software such as Audacity or Vogone are also available for the purpose of creating edits of your music without lyrics, but in all cases the process of extracting the vocals will degrade the quality of the file.
Using MIDI Music Without Lyrics or Vocals:
MIDI music has been around almost since the first desktop computer was sold. MIDI file (Music Instrument Digital Interface) are very compact music files that can be played back and edited on any computer. MIDI files are not like MP3 files in that they do not reproduce the sounds of an actual musician. Instead, the information in a MIDI file tells the computer what notes to play, in what order, and on what synthesized instrument to play them. MIDI file by their nature are music without lyrics. For this reason they make excellent karaoke substitutes and are available on many different sites. More recent MIDI songs by popular artists are also available for small download fees. Other MIDI sites such as GetMIDI offer the additional software that you can use to transform audio files for use on your computer or even on your cell phone.
Finding good sources of high quality music without the lyrics requires a little surfing, but the satisfaction of finding just the right song makes it all worth it.