How to Convert MP3 to Karaoke

By Contributing Writer

If you enjoy singing karaoke, you usually have the opportunity only at a nightclub, bar or a party. There are specialty karaoke machines, but they are quite expensive, and buying karaoke CDs can also be costly. There is a simpler and less expensive way of composing karaoke tracks, if you have a song collection in MP3 format.

Using Karaoke Anything

Step 1

Download and install Karaoke Anything on your computer. The application is available for download on its website (see Resources).

Step 2

Launch Karaoke Anything after installation by clicking "Start" and "Programs."

Step 3

Click "MP3 Player Mode."

Step 4

Click "Source."

Step 5

Locate and open the MP3 file that you want to convert into karaoke.

Step 6

Click "Play." As the song plays, adjust the "Karaoke Effect" slider by moving forward or backward. This will allow you to mute vocals from the track, leaving behind the instrumental part only.

Step 7

Go to "File" and then "Save As."

Step 8

Name the file and save it in any folder you want.

Using Audacity

Step 1

Download and install Audacity on your computer (see Resources). Go to "Start" and "Programs" and open Audacity. When the program opens, go to "File" and "Open" and navigate to the MP3 file you wish to convert into karaoke.

Step 2

Click the downward-pointing arrow on the left side of the track's timeline.

Step 3

Choose "Split Stereo Track." Now you will see two timelines on the screen with separate menus. Click the gray box next to the second portion of the track. Click the "Effects" menu, and choose "Invert."

Step 4

Open each track's menu (by clicking the downward-pointing arrow), and choose "Mono."

Step 5

Go to "File" and "Export to MP3." You may give the file a name now, and save it in any directory you want.

Using Wavosaur

Step 1

Download and install Wavosaur on your computer (see Resources). Launch the application after installation. Go to "File" > "Open." Now open the MP3 file with which you want to create the karaoke track.

Step 2

Go to "Edit" > "Select all."

Step 3

Click the "Processes" menu, and choose "Vocal Remover."

Step 4

Click "Play." You will now hear the song without vocals.

Step 5

Go to "File" and "Save As," and provide a file name and destination.