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Digital Audio Editing by Simon Langford

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Chapter 18

Demixing

What Exactly is Demixing?

Demixing is very much a cutting-edge technology that has the rather lofty aim (or claim) of being able to take a finished stereo track and separate it out into its constituent parts. What this means in real terms is that you could take a recording of, for example, a live band, process it with the demixing software, and be left with individual tracks of drums, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals, and whatever else might be in the track. At least, that’s the idea. T he technology and even the thinking behind it are still in their infancy, and it is, perhaps, hard to comprehend how such a thing would even be possible. Yet there are audio demos available for a few ...

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