How to Extract Instrumentals from a Song?

Need to extract instrumentals and embed them in your TikTok or YouTube videos? This article teaches you how to extract instrumentals from a song in 7 ways.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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If you want a purely instrumental version of a song to sing your custom lyrics, or if you want to extract the instrumental track from a song to use it as background music for your TikTok or Instagram videos, it is no longer as difficult as it used to be. This article will teach you how to extract instrumentals from a song using seven different methods.

Before diving into learning how to extract instrumentals from a song, we have compiled test data from evaluating 15 different tools. Please read the results carefully before deciding which one to choose.

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
EaseUS VideoKit High: Extract instrumentals quickly with no quality loss Super easy
Vocal Remover and Isolation Medium: Offer average instrumental quality Super easy
LALAL.AI Medium: Extract up to 10-minute instrumentals for free Super easy Vocal Remover Medium: Offer reliable instrumental extraction Easy
PhonicMind Medium: Offer usable instrumentals extraction for production Easy
Audacity High: Yied high-quality professional instrumental file Relatively complicated
Adobe Audition High: Get impressive instrumental extraction with a deep learning curve Relatively complicated

1. EaseUS VideoKit

EaseUS VideoKit is a power video editor that allows users to get separated vocal tracks and music tracks after finishing vocal removal. Then save the music track to extract the instrumental. As an all-in-one audio and video editor, it also enables users to use it to remove background noise, cut and trim, compress, and make GIFs.

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After knowing its features, please follow these steps to start your instrumental extraction.

Step 1. Download and launch the EaseUS VideoKit. Choose "Vocal Remover."

main interface of videokit

Step 2. Drag or choose the audio file to start removing. Then AI will analyze your file.

ai analysing

Step 3. Click on "Export" to obtain the music without any vocals, or save the vocal track as needed. 


2. Vocal Remover and Isolation

If you need to know how to remove music from TikTok videos or YouTube videos, Vocal Remover and Isolation could give you the right answer. It supports a wide range of file formats, including MP3, OGG, FLAC, and WAV. This tool is also effective in extracting instrumental tracks. Generally, the processing time for your song is around 10 seconds.

To extract the instrumental track using it is simple, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Upload your file.

Step 2. Waiting for its processing and save the file you need.
vocal remover save music

📺For a better understanding, here is a video tutorial on using Vocal Remover and Isolation to extract instrumentals from a song.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00-5:52: Extracting Instrumental Online
  • 0:53-8:38: Extracting Instrumental on Mobile


LALAL.AI is a user-friendly and efficient instrumental extractor. This tool, which also serves as a high-quality vocal remover, supports stem extraction, enabling you to extract vocals, instrumentals, piano, bass, guitar, and more. Additionally, it allows users to adjust the audio processing intensity.

Follow the steps below to extract instrumentals from a song online:

Step 1. Click "Select Files" to upload your audio.

Step 2. Once the processing is complete, click the play icon within the Instrumental [Preview] section.

Step 3. Click the download icon (⤓) within the Instrumental [Full] section.

lalal save instrumental track

4. Vocal Remover Vocal Remover is a reliable online MP3 voice remover that is specifically designed to remove vocals and extract instrumentals. With the help of well-trained AI, you get instrumental songs free with no app or software required. Additionally, it can output high-quality music lyrics.

Follow these steps to extract instrumentals from a song.

Step 1. Click the Upload button or drag & drop to upload videos or music tracks of various formats to the app interface.

Step 2. Then it will analyze the audio file and auto-separate vocals from instrumentals.

Step 3. Tap the "Download" button to save it.

media download instrumental track

5. PhonicMind

PhonicMind is an AI vocal remover for PC that strips away instrumental track and isolate vocals from a track. With it, you can upload all standard audio formats before downloading the extracted file to MP3. More than that, it could separate vocals, drums, bass, and other instruments of a song.

Follow the below steps to extract.

Step 1. Drag to import your file.

Step 2. Mute the vocals and download the file.

phonicmind mute vocals

6. Audacity

Audacity is a freely available open-source audio converter and vocal remover that can be downloaded on various platforms. It almost covers all the editing features including vocal and instrumental extractors. For beginners, its intimidating surface and professional features might need a deep learning curve to use it. 

To use it, follow those steps.

Step 1. Go to "Effect" and choose " Vocal Reduction and Isolation". Then click the "Remove Vocals" option.

vocal reduction and isolation audacity

Step 2. Import the audio.

7. Adobe Audition

There is no doubt that Adobe Audition is an advanced and professional tool for extracting music vocals. It features a sleek interface and offers advanced functionalities such as multitrack editing, noise reduction, audio EQ, and more. With Adobe Audition, you can effortlessly remove instrumentals from a song, leaving only the instrumental part. 

To use it, follow this step-to-step tutorial.

Step 1. Choose "Stereo Imagery" in the "Effects" section, then click the "Center Channel Extractor".

adobe audition click on effects

Step 2. At the pop-up window, go to the "Preset" drop-down menu and select "Vocal Remove".

adobe audition select vocal remove

To Sum up

In summary, the seven methods mentioned above allow you to extract instrumentals, whether online or using a mobile phone while ensuring audio quality. However, the outcome depends on the quality of the original song.

If you prefer to avoid wasting too much time on learning a tool, we recommend a beginner-friendly editor: EaseUS VideoKit. It stands out in terms of user interface and the high-quality results it produces.

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FAQs About How to Extract Instrumentals From a Song

If you still have questions about this topic, hopefully, the frequently asked questions listed below can be helpful to you.

1. What is the best app to remove instrumentals from a song?

For online tools, you have options like LALAL.AI, Vocal Remover, and Isolation. iPhone users can choose PhonicMind, while EaseUS VideoKit is recommended for PC users.

2. Can you isolate instruments in a song?

Yes, in addition to manual methods of removing instrumentals, you can also use AI-powered tools such as EaseUS VideoKit and PhonicMind that automatically analyze and remove instrumentals.

3. What is the app that isolates instruments in a song?

There are several applications and online services available that specialize in isolating or extracting instruments from a song, such as LALAL.AI, Vocal Remover, or Adobe Audition. For beginners, we recommend EaseUS VideoKit since it produces high-quality audio quickly and precisely.

4. Is it legal to use an instrumental from a song?

That depends. In general, using an instrumental track for personal or non-commercial purposes, such as practicing or creating cover songs, may be fair use. Using it for commercial purposes or without obtaining the necessary licenses or permissions can potentially infringe on copyright laws.

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