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How to Make a Karaoke Track (Any Song You Like)

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Want to sing your favorite songs without the original vocals, but find no karaoke versions after endless searches? Well, you can try to create a karaoke track on your own. In the past, only professional audio editing software can complete this task. But recently, we found some simple and even AI-powered tools that can create karaoke tracks from songs.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating your own karaoke tracks, empowering you to take center stage and enjoy singing like never before. Here's a quick overview of the tools we are going to use and you can jump to any part you like.

Tools Ease of Use Accuracy Platform Price
X-MINUS.PRO Easy Good (with backing vocals) Online Free; paid plans start at $5/mo.
CapCut Pro Easy Good Windows $7.99 per month
Audacity Intermediate Depends on specific controls Windows, Mac Free
GarageBand Complicated Depends on specific controls Mac Free
Moises Easy Good (no backing vocals) Online, Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android Free; paid plans start at $5.99/mo.

What Is a Karaoke Track

A normal song includes the original vocals performed by the singer, while a karaoke track is the same song without the vocals. So, when you listen to a normal song, you hear the singer's voice, but with a karaoke track, you can sing the song yourself as the leading singer. Karaoke tracks help in practice, performances, personalization, and creativity.

To get karaoke tracks, you can download the instrumental version of a song or create a karaoke track by removing vocals if it has no existing karaoke version.

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Note: When using karaoke music, please respect copyright laws and obtain proper licenses or permissions from copyright holders if utilizing copyrighted material for commercial purposes.

How to Make a Karaoke Track Online

For beginners and people who want a quick solution, online tools are a good option. After reviewing many popular online vocal removers in the market, we found X-MINUS.PRO is the best one to make a karaoke version of a song.

This online app helps remove vocals from a song using AI technology. It's useful when the instrumental version isn't available but you want to sing. You can also isolate vocals to create remixes. The app is free, with a premium version that can split music into 4 stems: vocals, drums, bass, and other instruments.

Step 1. Open on your web browser. Click "Vocal Remover" on its navigation bar.

Step 2. Upload a song from your device. Then it will give you two tracks – a karaoke version of your song (Instrumental) and an acapella version (Vocals).

Step 3. Download the instrumental version. Check the web browser download folder, and you'll a karaoke track without vocals.

How to Make a Karaoke Track Online

How to Make a Karaoke Track in CapCut Pro

CapCut is a free video editor that comes with a version for PC. If you joined its pro plan, you can see a Vocal Isolation tool. Besides, as a capable video editor, it has a karaoke effect for texts, so you can get an instrumental version of a song and make a karaoke video for it in one stop.

Step 1. Open CapCut for PC. Create a new project.

Step 2. Import the original soundtrack to it. Click on the audio track, then move to the inspector panel on the right side of the preview window.

Step 3. Open the "Basic" panel and check Vocal isolation.

CapCut vocal isolation

Step 4. When it finishes, the audio track will change to the version without vocals. Now you can export it to MP3, or add video clips and texts to make a karaoke video with animated lyrics.

How to Make a Karaoke Track in Audacity

Audacity has been a popular audio editor and recorder since its inception in 1999, offering free solutions for DJs and music enthusiasts. It is versatile and can be used for a variety of tasks such as multitrack mixing, MIDI playback, audio cutting, normalization, fading, pitch adjustment, spectrum analysis, noise reduction, and more. Additionally, it offers various methods for removing vocals, such as vocal reduction, vocal track isolation, and audio track splitting.

Step 1. Open Audacity and import a song to it to start a new project.

Step 2. Select the entire track by pressing Ctrl+A. Move to the "Effect" option and choose "Vocal Reduction and Isolation".

Step 3. Click "Preview" to check if the vocals have been removed from the song. If it's not clear enough, adjust the strength, low cut, and high cut. Then click "OK".

 Make a Karaoke Track in Audacity

Step 4. Click "File" to save and export the file in MP3 or other audio format you need.

How to Make a Karaoke Track in GarageBand

GarageBand is a popular app on macOS and iOS designed for beginners and professionals alike in music production and audio editing. It has a feature that allows you to create a karaoke track by removing vocals from a song. After isolating the vocals on one track and the instruments on another, you can mute or lower the volume of the vocal track to create a karaoke version of the song.

Step 1. Launch GarageBand on your Mac and create a new project. Then Drag and drop the song from your Mac to the project workspace.

Step 2. Go to the Effects tab and open Graphics Equalizer. Then choose Manual.

Step 3. To remove vocals from the song, you need to reduce the frequency range of the singer's voice according to the human vocal frequency.

Human voice frequency

Step 4. Select the current audio track. Press Command + C and Command + V to make a copy. Then move them in paralleled tracks.

Step 5. Turn the pan dial of the first track to the left-most side and the one of the second track to the right-most side.

Step 6. Remove the middle tracks. Save the inverted audio as a new file.

Make a Karaoke Track in GarageBand

How to Make a Karaoke Track in Moises

Moises is a powerful app that offers AI-driven tools for musicians and amateurs. It can separate vocals and instruments from any song, change pitch, remix songs, adjust speed, and trim audio. It's ideal for creating karaoke, acapella, or instrumental backing tracks. Additionally, it features AI tools for chord detection, metronome generation, and lyric transcription in multiple languages. It's simple to use across platforms. Here we'll show you how to make a karaoke track on iPhone.

Step 1. Launch Moises on your iPhone. Choose a song from the Files app, iTunes (purchased), Camera Roll, or from cloud services and websites via URLs.

Step 2. Choose the type of audio separation. Here you can choose Vocals and Instrumental for a karaoke version of a song. If you want more options, you can ask it to separate the song into vocals, drums, bass, and more tracks.

Step 3. Then it will start processing the music and give you 2 tracks.

Step 4. Mute the vocal track and export. Now you have an instrumental version of the song that you can sing along with.

Make a Karaoke Track in Moises on iPhone

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of the VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share creative content and useful information with readers. She has a strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in editing tips.

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