ToneBytes has announced the
release of GLS!, a free effect plug-in
for removing vocals.
In addition, the plug-in is able to
preserve bass and drums, which are also often
located in the center of the stereo space and may
suffer along with the voice.
GLS! well suited for music with a
good stereo separation and a dry vocal, slightly
worse for the wet vocal, and not suitable for the
mono tracks. However wet vocals can also be a bit
muted by narrowing the stereo before processing.
Do not expect magic. GLS! will
remove not only the voice: some other musical
instruments or sounds may also disappear or corrupt,
and the song loses stereo. But in some cases the
result is quite acceptable.
GLS! is available to download as a
freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.