Text-based audio editor and automated transcription
Descript is the world’s first audio word processor. Get fast, accurate transcriptions - and then edit audio by editing text. Descript is a toolkit of superpowers for people that work with voice audio.
Truly a bicycle for the mind. Let's one person do what required a team to do before.Cons:
Can't think of any
I am producing a podcast for Slate on a small budget, with a 2 person team. I would not have taken this on without access to Descript. It has made a stressful chore, an enjoyable endeavour - it frees your inner artist by removing monotony.Louis Anslow has used this product for one month.
Great product. I clipped a portion of an iPhone taped lecture and threw it into the program. Worked quickly and accurately. Very helpful.Cons:
More extensive help files would be nice. But that will come with time.
I will be using this program extensively to transcribe my podcasts and video lectures. I can see this as a game changer. Love the fact that I can take out all the verbal miscues and know where they are by word or phrase. Bravo!Ben Waldman has used this product for one day.
Descript has helped my team save time transcribing audio and piecing together audio clips in a manageable and approachable way.Cons:
(As of February, 2017) Descript is still only available for english audio and for Mac users, though this will hopefully change soon.
It's a new product, so there are still some kinks with the software that the Descript team is working out, but Andrew Mason, the CEO, has been extremely responsive with customer service.Noah Lerner has used this product for one month.