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StemRoller is software which lets you separate vocal and instrumental stems from any song with a single click. It uses Facebook’s Demucs algorithm for demixing songs and integrates search results from YouTube.
We tested StemRoller on Ubuntu 22.10 and Manjaro. The developer of StemRoller doesn’t support Linux and there isn’t even a package in the Arch User Repository for Manjaro. We have to take the manual installation approach.
The first step is to install ffmpeg, a software project consisting of a suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams.
$ sudo apt install ffmpeg ## Ubuntu
$ sudo pacman -S ffmpeg ## Manjaro
Mext, install demucs with pip, a Python package manager.
$ pipx install demucs
This command installs many packages. On our Ubuntu system, it installs the following software.
Successfully built demucs julius dora-search antlr4-python3-runtime treetable
Installing collected packages: lameenc, antlr4-python3-runtime, treetable, submitit, retrying, omegaconf, nvidia-cuda-runtime-cu11, nvidia-cuda-nvrtc-cu11, nvidia-cublas-cu11, einops, nvidia-cudnn-cu11, torch, torchaudio, julius, dora-search, diffq, openunmix, demucs
Successfully installed antlr4-python3-runtime-4.9.3 demucs-4.0.0 diffq-0.2.3 dora-search-0.1.11 einops-0.6.0 julius-0.2.7 lameenc-1.4.2 nvidia-cublas-cu11-184.108.40.206 nvidia-cuda-nvrtc-cu11-11.7.99 nvidia-cuda-runtime-cu11-11.7.99 nvidia-cudnn-cu11-220.127.116.11 omegaconf-2.3.0 openunmix-1.2.1 retrying-1.3.4 submitit-1.4.5 torch-1.13.1 torchaudio-0.13.1 treetable-0.2.5
We can now proceed and clone the project’s GitHub repository and change into the newly created directory.
$ git clone https://github.com/stemrollerapp/stemroller.git
$ cd stemroller
Install the dependencies:
$ npm i -D
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