Descript Storyboard: What's new for podcasters

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Creators have always had to use different tools for audio and video production; at Descript we think that’s an accident of history. Increasingly, creators don’t draw boundaries between the two mediums, and neither should their tools.

When we design new features, we think about how they can work across all forms of narrative media — that's at the core of Descript's value.

That’s never been more evident than in our Descript Storyboard release. So while the updates in Storyboard are largely focused on video, there's a lot in there for podcasters to love. Here are a few highlights.

Record or import audio, make edits, add fades, music, and sound effects, then publish online, export the audio in the format of your choice or send it directly to your hosting service.
Create your podcast from start to finish with Descript.

A simplified design — with dark mode

We’ve redesigned Descript to be more intuitive and accessible. There’s now a single sidebar instead of two. We added contextual toolbars for script selections and the gaps. There’s a button for entering transcript correction mode, and a new mode for writing Overdub. And we added dark mode.

Free stock media

Descript now includes free access to millions of premium music and sound effect files.

Customizable audiogram templates

With our new templates feature, you can save custom audiogram templates and apply them to clips from your podcast with a single click.

Slip tool

We added a slip tool to the timeline, so you can reposition the file inside a clip by dragging.


Descript Storyboard reflects everything we’ve learned in five years of chipping away at the design challenges that arise when you try to merge the conventions of audio and video timeline editors into a single tool that’s as intuitive as a document.

What’s most exciting for podcasters is what will come next — things like streamlined editing of multitrack sequences, improvements to Overdub and Studio Sound, and a lot more. Stay tuned and, as always, let us know what you think, what you’d like to see, and what we could do better.

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CEO & founder at Descript. Former CEO & founder at Detour, former CEO & co-founder at Groupon.

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CEO & founder at Descript. Former CEO & founder at Detour, former CEO & co-founder at Groupon.

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