Muting or removing instruments from a music file

Hi All,

Does anyone know how to mute or isolate an instrument in a music file using either Adobe Audition or Audacity?. I wanted to mute the guitars on a track so that I could play along and create a music lesson. I’ve just downloaded Adobe Audition, so the software is new to me. There are plenty of great tutorials on youtube for muting the vocals but I can’t find anything specific for muting the instruments.

Many Thanks,


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Hi Jo

You can’t selectively mute an instrument in any DAW so you’ll need to get hold of the stems and make your own mixdown with only the bits you want.

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Thanks for responding Mark, that clarifies it.