A friend wanted to know what tool she could use to make audio mash-ups, where different elements of different songs are mixed into frankentunes? Example, though I know y'all know what I'm talking about:
My friend isn't a musician or audio engineer. Someone said they could use Audacity, but I pointed out that while you could use Audacity, you'd also need a number of other tools. Anyway, what kinds of techniques are really used? I know we can lift center channel out, but that lifts far more than just vocals. Do folks carefully frequency scoop out the desired parts? Are some parts replayed by musicians (many cases, that sounds easier than lifting the originals)? Or do folks have access to seps somehow?
Or are there magic tools these days that allow us to lift the guitar track from a song? (I'm highly skeptical!)
My friend is particularly talented with 3D graphic tools (makes apparel for a 3D game, very successful in that arena), so while she's got the right stuff to be capable of doing something like this, my guess is that it would be like starting out in 3D graphics, a long row to hoe.