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Descript Introduces Descript Pro, Overdub, and More

Descript is rolling out a new set of Descript subscription plans with new pricing tiers. They are thrilled to announce the long-awaited public launch of Overdub, a state-of-the-art voice synthesis feature that replicates your own voice, included in the new Descript Pro plan.

Here’s what’s included in Descript Pro:

Overdub: With Overdub, you can make quick corrections to your audio or create entire messages in your own voice – without ever stepping in front of the mic. You can learn more about how Overdub changes the very nature of audio editing by reading a blog post from Descript.

Filler Words Pro: Descript expanded their unique filler word detection functionality to consider context when detecting, ignoring, and deleting filler words like “you know,” “like,” and “kind of” as well as repeated words, making it easier than ever for you to tighten and polish your recordings.

Custom Audiograms: Customize the design of your audiograms by changing the color and adding a background image or custom badge. Descript has also expanded the available length – up to 30 minutes long.

Flexible Publishing: Publishing allows you to quickly and easily share your content on the web for public listening, viewing, or commenting, and you can now publish audio and video files up to three hours long.

Batch Export:
Batch Export allows you to export every composition within a Project, or export selections of audio broken out by Markers or line breaks. You can also export your entire composition or a selection from a composition.

Descript has rolled up their plans formally known as Producer and Team into the new Descript Creator Plan. It includes 10 transcription hours per use per month and is designed for both individuals and teams. Users can add or remove Creator seats to their subscription whenever they want.

Descript Edits Audio by Editing Text

Descript launched in December of 2017. Descript has a team of 8 people based in San Francisco, and is run by Andrew Mason, the former founder and CEO of Groupon. The Descript app can edit audio by editing text.

In a sentence: Descript is a new type of audio editor that lets you edit audio by editing text (instead of waveforms).

That means it does transcription (both automated and human-powered, whichever you prefer), but more interestingly, it lets you move the audio around by simply editing the transcript.

If you’re new to editing audio, you’ll find it much more intuitive than cutting up waveforms – its basically like using a word processor. If you’re experienced, Descript is faster than waveform editing – and more fun.

Key Features:

  • Audio Word Processing: View voice audio files as text instead of waveforms – and then edit the audio by editing text.
  • Transcription: Fast, cheap, and accurate
  • Web Publishing and Commenting: Publish your project to the web and share the link so colleagues can listen and leave comments on your interactive transcript.
  • Waveform Editor: For fine-tuned trims and crossfades, Descript has a full-featured waveform editor. It’s got something you won’t find anywhere else – the Word Bar Just grab a word tab to add/remove silence between words.

Descript offers two different plans: Descript Free, and Descript Standard.  Descript Free is for occasional transcribers that don’t need to edit audio. It costs 15 cents a minute (with no monthly fee). Features include: Audio editing runs in demo mode; 30 minutes of free transcription; and Web collaboration.

Descript Standard is for frequent transcribers or people who edit audio. It cost 7 cents a minute. The monthly fee is usually $20, but an Early Adopter Discount is available now, making it $10 per month.