Descript uses Google Speech to deliver the world's most accurate AI-generated transcripts. Transcribe an hour of footage in the time it takes to read this webpage.
Descript is a word processor built with speech at its core. Edit your transcript's text — and click anywhere to listen to the audio recording beneath it.
Your Projects are automatically saved to Descript Drive for easy sharing and collaboration.
Have a Mac? Get access to our powerful audio editing features.
Export your transcript as a Word Doc, with timestamps formatted just the way you want them.
Export captions and subtitles for your video, with the text timed to match your audio track.
Correct your transcript as you listen to your audio. Playback intelligently slows down — and then speeds back up — as you work.
Import multiple tracks from the same recording session to create a combined transcript.
Get near-perfect automatic speaker labels for multitrack transcriptions.
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Instead of editing the waveforms, Descript transcribes the audio for you using Google Speech. You then edit the text like you would with any text editor and Descript automatically edits the audio to match. I have to say, it feels a lot like magic.
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Descript Mac supports audio editing features. They're coming soon to Windows as well. Here's a feature comparision of Descript for Windows, Mac, and Web.
Descript (and most automatic transcription services) uses a third-party transcription engine — the accuracy provided by bigger companies is far superior to anything that could be built independently. Descript uses Google Speech, which, after extensive testing, we found to be the most accurate transcription service by a long shot.
When you add audio to Descript to be transcribed, we send it to Google's Speech-to-Text transcription service, then store it using Amazon Web Services. Both Google and Amazon take extensive precautions to safeguard your data. All data is encrypted in transit. For more, see our page on Security & Privacy.