I have been in search of a good (read = fat old lady user friendly) vocal scrubber software. It’s something you would use to create your own karaoke-like track from a CD.
Mind you, I don’t want to become a fucking sound engineer.
I just want to remove the vocal tracks from a song.
It’s 2020 – this shouldn’t be hard, right?
Or, should I say, it’s 2020, and, while it’s good to want things, I’m just fucked anyway, right?
So I found one software, Vocal Remover.
From the title, you would think this would be exactly what I needed.
It does a really mediocre job of scrubbing vocals – despite the assurances implied by the program’s moniker.
Then I found a program called Unmixit.
Unmixit got great reviews. I went to the website – it even had a demo you could try.
Which I did.
And it seemed to work okay – or at least, it seemed to work better than Vocal Remover (not a high bar to reach).
So I buy it.
I go to download it.
Now, I have already downloaded the Demo from the site with no problem. BUT (yes, it’s a big but – I cannot lie) I try to download the full version and I get one of two messages.
The first – is this is a boo-boo website, run away, run away, it’s unsecure, get your ass back to safety!
The second – is this website can’t be reached – the server IP address could not be found! (Funny (and definitely not ha-ha funny), I thought I was just looking at it.)
So I send an e-mail to Unmixit’s Contact Us. I point out that they have confirmed my order and have my money, I send copies of the messages I’m getting when I try to obtain the product I just fucking paid for. And I point out this is a lousy impression for a software company to make. I also say, fix it or give my fucking money back (or words to that effect).
I send another e-mail to their Contact Us e-mail address.
WTSF. I am starting to lose my sunny disposition.
So I go to PayPal and put a dispute on the payment – having to reiterate the problem and everything I have done to resolve it.
You know what PayPal does?
First, they suggest I try to resolve this with the vendor.
ARGH. YOU FUCKING JERKS, if I could do that why would I be wasting my time bitching to you? Also, I just spent a not unsubstantial amount of time letting you know HOW I have tried to resolve this with the vendor and HOW I GOT NO FUCKING RESPONSE. AT ALL!!!
Then PayPal tells me that they will send my description of the problem and what I have done to resolve it to UNMIXIT!
Well, thanks a fucking butt load PayPal! Never mind that I JUST TOLD YOU I ALREADY DID THAT – TWICE!!!!
So now I sit here in PayPal limbo until PayPal is convinced that sending e-mails to these ass hats doesn’t accomplish anything. And then, hopefully, I’ll get my fucking money back.
Yeah, I have definitely lost my sunny disposition.