When you love a song so much that you want to dissect every word with precision, when you want to hear the pure voice of Rebecca Black your favorite artist or even create a mashup and put the vocal part of a track on another beat … there is nothing better than the a cappella version. But the latter is not always easy to find. Sometimes it is even almost impossible.
Fortunately for us Acapella Extractor exists. As the name suggests, it can extract the vocals from any song. This is made possible through the use of the open source Spleeter library, developed by the Deezer team. Acapella Extractor is available online, it’s free, open source and can also be used on mobile, what more could you ask for?
The process for extracting a cappella and instrumental versions of any song is not as complicated as it may seem. It just takes a few steps to extract the acapella from the song, All you have to do is upload a .WAV or .MP3 file and wait a few seconds (well, that can go up to 1 or 2 minutes depending on the case). You will then receive a new audio file containing just the a capella version.
Acapella Extractor, free tool to recover a cappella from any song
Some limitations to note however: your starting file must not be more than 80MB nor last more than 10 minutes. As for the download link of the final result, it will only be valid for 6 hours. In addition their charter states that you should not use the service if you are not of legal age, that you do not have the rights to the songs.
The creators of the site also offer the opposite manipulation, namely extracting the instrumental and removing the lyrics. The principle is completely the same as for Acapella Extractor and it happens on Remove-Vocals.
Whether it’s for your own mixes, preparing your karaoke nights or creating your personal mashups, these tools could give you a little helping hand. It’s not perfect (sometimes there is too much echo, the volume is not uniform, it sometimes makes it quite mechanical) but more than enough to have a little fun. And then there is a question of logic, the less instruments there are on the original title, the easier it is for the tool. Their YouTube channel offers a few examples.
Now it’s off to the race everyone’s been waiting for: who’s going to be the first to write a JustinBieber text on Black Sabbath? Go go go