Recording audio with Descript


Getting Started

Recording with Descript is easy and fun! Here's how it works:

Open a new composition or place the cursor in the script where you would like the new recording to go. Next click the Microphone button at the top of the application window.


Selecting a Recording Input

To select your input device, click on the gear icon and then choosing from the list of available options in the selection dropdown. You can choose from your computer’s built-in microphone, a USB microphone, or other audio input device.



Live Transcription

If you would not like Descript to automatically transcribe your audio, uncheck the box "Automatically transcribe recording." This is especially useful if you prefer White Glove transcription or if you plan to import your own pre-written transcript.

Minimum Available Transcription Hours

Please note that Descript requires at least 60 minutes of available transcription minutes on the Drive in order for Live transcription to work. If there are less than 60 minutes available, Descript will default to the non-live transcription flow.


Configuring your track

Next add your speaker label and, if applicable, the input channel of your microphone/input device. If you have more than one speaker you may click the Plus (+) button to add their details and configure as well.


Once you're ready, click the Record button and your recording should immediately begin. If you have automatic transcription enabled, Descript will transcribe your recording in real-time. 


You can even edit, highlight, organize and add markers to your live transcription during the recording process!


Post-Recording Transcription

If you've unchecked automatic transcription, Descript will prompt you to choose a transcription method once the recording is complete.