Q: Where is the Izotope Vocal Eraser that comes with Movie Studio Platinum 12 Suite ?

Answer: The Izotope Vocal Eraser Tool is a third party plugin that comes only with the "Suite" version of Movie Studio Platinum 12. The Tool is designed to work with Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0, which is the extra program that comes packaged with the Suite Version.

How to Install the Vocal Eraser

The Izotope Vocal Eraser does not automatically install with Movie Studio Platinum 12 or Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0. You have to install it separately just like another program. It is often easily missed and can drive a new user crazy trying to find the installation file. There are two ways to find the file - Download direct from Sony or install from an Installation Disc.

Installing from Download Link

If you bought Movie Studio Platinum 12 Suite as a Download direct from Sony Creative Software, then you will need to Login to your Sony Creative Software Account first.

Then select "My Account" in the Top Menu
Select "My Orders"
Find your order and and select "View Order"
The Vocal Eraser Plug-in download link is a minor link listed under the Sound Forge Audio Studio link, as shown in the screen shot below.

download page

Installing from the Installation Disc

I haven't bought a Hard Copy version of Movie Studio for many years, as it is cheaper to buy the discounted upgrade package as a Download, if you already own an older version of Movie Studio like myself. I am not sure how the latest Installation Disc Wizard presents itself, since I don't have a hard copy version of the software.

If there is no installation option listed in the Install Wizard for the Vocal Eraser Tool, then you will have to manually open up the installation disc and search for the following file: sfas10_vocaleraser.exe

To manually Open the Install Disc, insert it into your computer. If the Windows Auto-Play window pops up, DON'T SELECT "Run Auto Run.exe - instead select "Open Folder to View Files".

Then look for the file listed above. It maybe located in the Additional Software folder. Once you have found it, simply double click this file sfas10_vocaleraser.exe and the Vocal Eraser will install itself into Sound Forge Audio Studio.

If you haven't installed the following extras yet, you can do so now from inside the disc:

  • Magic Bullet Quick Looks 32bit
  • Magic Bullet Quick Looks 64bit
  • NewBlueFX 3D Titling and Video Fx
  • 50 Production Music Soudtracks
  • Movie Studio Platinum Suite Tutorials

Location of Izotope Vocal Eraser Tool in Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0

You must first Import an Audio Track to work with by selecting OPEN, before the link will become activated.

opening audio file

The Vocal Eraser tool is located in TOOLS, in the top menu.

vocal eraser link

This is what the Vocal Eraser Tool looks like.

vocal eraser window


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