How to Separate Vocals from Songs Using Garageband

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Are you looking for an easy way to separate vocals from a song using Garageband? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Garageband is one of the most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) for Mac and iOS users. It allows you to create, edit, mix and master music with ease.

One of its many features is the ability to isolate vocals from a song. This can be done by inverting the sound inputs and canceling out the vocal. However, this only works for certan songs depending on how they were recorded.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Garageband to separate vocals from a song in five simple steps:

Step 1: Open Garageband and Import Your Song
The first step is to open Garageband and import your song into it. To do this, click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “Open” or “Import Audio File.” Once the file has been imported, it will appear in the Tracks area of GarageBand on Mac.

Step 2: Select Regions You Want to Split
In order to isolate vocals from a song, you will need to split certain regions. To do this, select the region or regions you want to split and move the playhead (the marker that indicates where playback begins) to where you want it split at. You can also use keyboard shortcuts such as Control-click (Mac) or Alt-click (Windows) on a selected region and choose “Split at Playhead” from the shortcut menu.

Step 3: Create Vocal Isolation Track
Once you have split your regions, create a new track by clicking on “Track > New Track…” This will be used as your vocal isolation track whih will be used for isolating vocals from your song.

Step 4: Invert Inputs of Track with Vocals Now that you have created your vocal isolation track, select it in Garageband’s mixer window and then click on “Input > Invert Inputs.” This will reverse all sounds coming into that track in order for vocals from oher tracks can be isolated more easily when playing back songs with multiple tracks.

Step 5: Balance Tracks & Adjust Volume Levels Finally, balance all tracks together by adjusting volume levels for each instrument or vocal track as needed until desired separation is achieved between them all. Then listen back through headphones or speakers until desired separation between instruments/vocals is achieved before exporting final mixdown of song!

With these five steps, you should now have successfully separated vocals from a song using Garageband! Keep experimenting with different settings until desired results are achieved – remember that every song is different so some may require more tweaking than others!

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Separating Vocals from Music in GarageBand

Yes, you can separate vocals from music in GarageBand. To do this, open the song in GarageBand and select the “Track” view. Then select the track containing the vocals and click on “Invert” in the Audio FX section at the bottom of the window. This will reverse the waveform of your vocal track and cancel out any sound from it when played together with the oher tracks. You may need to experiment with adjusting the levels of each track to get a better mix. Once you are happy with your mix, you can then export your new track for playback or further editing.

Separating Voices in GarageBand

In order to separate voices in GarageBand, you will need to use the Track Editor. To access this, open the Track Editor window by clicking the View tab in the top toolbar and selecting “Show Track Editor”. In the Track Editor window, you can select the Voice track that contains the audio you want to separate. Click on the “Split” tool above the timeline at the bottom of this window. You can then click at points along the timeline were you want to split the audio track into two or more sections. When you are finished splitting your track, click on each section and use either solo or mute to isolate or remove individual voices from your mix.

Isolating Vocals From a Song

Yes, it is possible to isolate vocals from a song by using Audacity’s Noise Reduction feature. This feature allows you to capture the noise profile of a song that has had vocals removed and then to apply this profile to the original mix before vocals were removed. To do this, select the entire track in Audacity and click “Effect > Noise Reduction”. In the resulting window, click “Get Noise Profile” and then click “OK”. Then, select the entire track aain and click “Effect > Noise Reduction” again. This time in the resulting window, set the “Noise Reduction (dB)” setting to -18 or higher, depending on how much noise you want to reduce. Finally, click “OK” and listen to your newly isolated vocal track.


In conclusion, Garageband is an excellent tool for removing vocals from a song. It allows you to invert the sound inputs of a song and cancel out the vocal with just a few simple steps. Additionally, you can use Audacity’s Noise Reduction feature to isolate vocals if necessary. Ultimately, Garageband is an intuitive and easy-to-use program that can help you create unique music without haing to invest in expensive software or hardware.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.