Like it or not, a day will come when you think to yourself, “I should start a podcast.” But learning the ins and outs of a digital audio workstation (DAW) stands in your way. You want to spend your time podcasting, not mastering the eccentricities of arcane tools that almost seem purpose-built to scare off those who are unable to invest the time and money for a 10 week course.
If you know how to edit a document, you already know how to use Descript. It’s that simple.
Unlike DAWs like Audacity, GarageBand, or Adobe Audition, Descript offers an entirely new way of working with audio. Record into Descript, and we transcribe it automatically. Then simply edit the transcript — cut, paste, and delete — and Descript edits the underlying audio to match.
— Jonathan Hawes-Dressler, Podcast Producer, iHeartMedia
Descript is simple to use, but it’s just as powerful as leading tools used by professional podcasters and audio editors. You can do everything you need to create your podcast from start to finish in Descript: record or import audio, make edits, add fades, music, and sound effects, then publish your podcast online or export the audio in the format of your choice.
AI-powered features and tools, unique to Descript, will save you time and money and leave you wondering how you could ever edit audio any other way. Filler word detection means you can remove “ums,” “ahs,” “you knows,” and more from your podcast in a couple clicks of the mouse. Powerful search features allow you to sift through hours of recorded audio in seconds to find just what you need.
Watch the video below to see how you can use Descript to create a podcast from start to finish in less than 10 minutes.
— Gabe Herman, Asst. Prof. of Music Industry, University of Hartford
Overdub, Descript’s ultra-realistic text-to-speech generator, allows you to speak in your own voice as simply as typing. Make editorial corrections, record voiceover, or create placeholder audio faster and more easily than ever before. Overdub Stock Voices, free for every Descript user, allows you to choose from several different voices fit for all kinds of projects — and you don’t need an Overdub Voice of your own.
With Descript, remote recording is a snap. Set up your interview on Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts and record directly into Descript — no additional software needed. After your interview is finished, you’ll have the transcript in moments.
Want to share a juicy tidbit from your podcast on social media? Create an audiogram, a short animation complete with audio and a text transcript. Customize it to match your brand and share it across your channels.
You can publish a podcast directly to the web, so sharing your podcast with your network, or even soliciting feedback, is easy and quick.
— Merlin Mann