We’re huge fans of everything about podcasts. Well, almost everything.
The one thing we can’t stand is transcribing. every. single. word. Just the thought of transcribing several hours of tape is enough to dry up all enthusiasm for the project.
Which is why we’re so excited about the new start up Descript.
Descript is a handy little app that automatically transcribes audio and video in seconds. Seconds! But the best part is you can edit your transcribed text and it edits the audio too. If you move or delete a word, sentence, even an entire paragraph, the audio will be affected too. Makes doing a first edit a breeze without using any editing software.
While no substitute for a professional audio engineer, Descript speeds up the process and means you can spend less time on the boring stuff and more time actually making stuff.