Descript is purpose-built for audio editors and producers. Descript transcribes uploaded audio files to text, and allows users to cut and edit audio files by simply editing text in the transcript.  
What's Unique About This Product?
Descript provides high-accuracy transcription, but what makes it stand out is it's text-to-audio linking and the script and waveform editing functionality. The platform allows users to combine multiple audio files (multi-track recording) and to create interview highlights. Transcription of an hour-long audio file takes less than 5 minutes and can be easily shared.  
Who Is This Product For?
Descript's is for professional audio producers. Their target audience is editors and producers, podcasters, journalists, and musicians. It is currently available for Mac only


  • Audio input methods: Audio or video upload
  • Calendar Integration: No
  • Shows Full Transcript: Yes
  • Speaker differentiation:Yes - different speaks are identified by microphone inputs
  • Ability to Add Human Transcription:Yes. $1/minute with 24-hour turnaround
  • Sentiment Analysis:No
  • Automatic Flagging:No
  • Real-time User Flagging:No (uploaded content only)
  • Integrations Summary:Share files
  • Audio Upload / In-Person Meetings:Yes
  • Enterprise / Team Accounts:Yes - Projects allows for collaborative editing and commenting
  • Country Restrictions for Phone Calls:N/A

Pricing & trial

Free: No monthly fee, transcription is $0.15/minute. No audio editing functionality

Standard: $10 / month. Transcription is $0.07/minute. Includes full editing functionality.

Custom pricing for teams of 10+

Free Trial Terms
30 minutes free

Company Details

  • Crunchbase URL: Descript
  • Funding:Seed Round
  • Clients:N/A
  • Partnerships:N/A
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