Acapella tracks: where can you find them?

A remix is often the vocal part of a song mixed with the instrumental part of another song, or more than one song.

The 2 major types of vocal tracks are:

  • a cappella [a kkapˈpɛlla] or acapella = a vocal song or section intended to be heard solo (in latin "a capella" means "in the chapel", so it is the song as one could hear in a chapel, with no instrumental backing),
  • isolated vocal track = a vocal track originally not intended to be heard solo. It may be a separate recording of a microphone (or several microphones) in studio/performance or the result of a processing to extract the voice from an audio track merging the voice(s) and musical instruments,

For the sake of clarity, vocal tracks are hereafter called acapellas even when they are isolated vocal tracks.

You can find on Youtube tons of acapellas to learn, train and have fun:
Acapella Collection    
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzcT3PBywTLIHICDU6JzYw/videos
Acapella on Acapellas
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRYhmFuMBlT1HP-ZHqFSv8w/videos
Acapellas PW    
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8Ce9f_CUfh3EtK09bFL4Q/videos
Backtrack Vocals      
https://www.youtube.com/user/backtrackvocals/videos
BookOfAcapellas       
https://www.youtube.com/user/BookOfAcapellas/videos
Drake Acapella         
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lJZ54ZAXaXCtgEDe5z_cw/videos
EDM Acapella           
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtyNyJ7r_p7qfM950b7Wyg/videos
Joh PH
                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwJRQXMXkaB9KlqUdFD74Q/videos
MisterRhapsody        
https://www.youtube.com/user/MisteRhapsody/videos
MS Project Sound     
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83vT9w9gKWQUTDeCNlEjyA/videos
Sk3pticAcapella        
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sk3pticAcapella/videos
The BassQuaker        
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBassquaker/videos

Youtube also provides instrumental tracks, either as karaoke tracks (full instrumental backing) or as back tracks by instruments as follows:

Best Songs backing Tracks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqW3saYRQTO8WzsKacgaJNQ/videos
Daily Backing Tracks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BLN6mTdoQYEhfuX6g1G5g/videos

Domenic Nardone (Drums)  https://www.youtube.com/user/gallupi1965/videos

Dopez tracks (Guitar)  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ldfE0OgtRepd2jyaPOD_g/videos

Fipacz  (Drums)    https://www.youtube.com/user/Fipacz/videos

Guitar Jam Tracks    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ustujanin/videos

Ilpaninomaiale (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/ilpaninomaiale/videos

MakerofAllMusic1DS    
https://www.youtube.com/user/MakerOfAllMusic1DS/videos
Marc Tremblay (guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/jawesome01/videos

Mega Backing Tracks    https://www.youtube.com/user/MegaBackingTracks/videos

Mellamoignacio (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/mellamoignacio/videos

MrHitcher65           
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrHITCHER65 /videos
Pro Backing Tracks 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmSZcQeu3FgTrliuLlRdGQ/videos
Ron Gelinas Chillout Lounge  https://www.youtube.com/user/iamRottenRon/videos

Sing2Piano (Piano) https://www.youtube.com/user/Sing2Piano/videos
Tim Sharp (drums)  https://www.youtube.com/user/timar101/videos
TomBailyMusic   
https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarbackingtracks4/videos

Tajulafham94     
https://www.youtube.com/user/tajulafham94/videos

Tutarras (Guitar) https://www.youtube.com/user/Tutarras/videos

Zach Ahmad      
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4T20CW6sUm1AoGD5CluiWg/videos

Once you know how to use acapellas and want to remix in your work, look for acapellas on
specialized websites:
Acapell         http://acapell.net/
Beatport       http://sounds.beatport.com/search?query=acapella
Datpiff         
http://www.datpiff.com/
Free Vocals    https://freevocals.com/search-genres/
King Acapella  http://www.kingacapella.com/
Looperman     https://www.looperman.com/acapellas/genres
Mixter
           http://ccmixter.org/
Voclr.it   
      
https://www.voclr.it/

Here are keywords to seek acapellas on the internet:

  • a cappella
  • a-cappella
  • acapella
  • full acapella
  • isolated vocal
  • isolated vocal track
  • isolated voice
  • isolated voice track
  • mic feed
  • only vocals
  • solo vocal
  • vocal
  • vocal isolated
  • vocals isolated
  • vocal only
  • voice only

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Serato DJ 1.9.7 Now Available

Serato DJ 1.9.7 has been released for macOS and Windows environment.
It supports DJControl Jogvision.

If you install it and find you do not hear the sampler, make sure the sampler volume is not set to zero in the sampler menu.

More information on Serato DJ 1.9.7 here

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Quick demo of DJControl Compact + Djuced 18 by Roxton Fone

Roxton Fone has released a quick demo of sampler & scratching on DJControl Compact & Djuced 18.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3lrfnAcWpA


More on Roxton Fone
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DJControl Instinct P8 / Moombahton Mix by DJ Aser

DJ Aser has released a video of his Moombahton mix on DJControl Instinct P8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z191vgozsI



Moombahton is a fusion of house music and reggaeton.





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Kuala, the Ableton Live script control for P32 DJ, released by Remotify

Remotify has released Kuala, a script to use P32DJ in Ableton Live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRUX1Pow2a4



Overview: 
  • Premium built midi control script
  • Purpose built for the Hercules P32 DJ midi controller
  • Instantly automaps to the Hercules P32 DJ
  • Loaded with over 90 essential ableton controls
  • Full LED feedback
  • Direct tempo & loop length display
  • Performance enhanced Ableton workflow
  • 4x4 session box control
  • Control the currently selected track
  • Ableton DJ controls
  • Play drum racks and instruments
  • Includes all future updates
  • Works with Ableton 9.2 +
  • Works on Windows & Mac
For more information
https://remotify.io/product/kuala-hercules-p32-dj
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P32 DJ with Djuced 40 / Vikk Tutorial #1

Vikk has released a tutorial explaining his use of P32 DJ in Djuced 40.

It is in french but to get it subtitled in your language, click on Youtube CC button (CC = Closed Caption)
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PCDJ Dex 3.8 supports Hercules P32 DJ

PCDJ Dex 3.8, a major update of PCDJ Dex, will include P32 DJ support.
PCDJ 3.8 Release Candidate 2 can be downloaded for Windows and Mac on https://www.pcdj.com/dj-mixing-software-dex-3-8-rc2/.

To control PCDJ Dex 3.8 on P32 DJ, just connect P32 DJ to your computer before running PCDJ Dex 3.8: the software uses instantly the controller and its audio interface instantly. Select the 2-deck skin in PCDJ Dex, and you can use P32 DJ.

P32 DJ mixer controls (browser, equalization, volume, crossfader) & transport buttons (Play, Cue, Sync) control in PCDJ Dex the functions fitting their label. P32 effect knobs and push key control 3 effects per deck, the loop rotary button controls the loop length, and the loop+Shift controls the pitch of the track, the search rotary buttons browse in the track loaded on the deck, and Shift+Search controls the filter.

The pads of P32 DJ control:
- In Hot-Cue mode: 16 hot cue points per track
- In Loop mode: 8 loops length (1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½, 1, 2, 4, 8 beats) per track
- In Sampler mode:    8 samples (same samples on left & right deck)
 
For more information on PCDJ Dex 3.8:    http://www.pcdj.com/dj-and-video-mixing-software-dex-3-8-skins/

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You can download the map on Hercules website
https://support.hercules.com/en/product/djcontroljogvision-en/
in the MIDI Mapping section.

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Fraunhofer Institute has announced yesterday their patenting for MP3 format has been terminated.
https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/amm/prod/audiocodec/audiocodecs/mp 3.html

It means that companies or people using MP3 format do not have to pay a licence to Fraunhofer, as for example DJ software playing back MP3 files.
It does not mean all MP3 patents have become free: you may still have to pay for a patent when using an algorithm to encode or decode an MP3 file, but the use of MP3 format is free.

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DJ Booth Top 5 controllers under USD 400

Kareem Julien from DJ Booth has released a ranking its top 5 controllers under USD 400, with DJControl Jogvision.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy8kJlXCXnE


Hereafter is DJ Booth full review of DJControl Jogvision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ToHanoFKc

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