Editing in Descript

Edit podcast audio just like editing a Google Doc.

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Descript is a revolutionary audio editor that works like a Google Doc. You can record audio into it, or drag files from apps like SquadCast and Riverside. Descript will transcribe the recordings, and you simply edit the audio by editing the text.

You can import music, add compression to keep audio levels balanced, remove umms and eliminate background noise to make your guests sound their best.

In this course, you’ll learn how to

  • Edit interviews recorded remotely
  • Deal with crosstalk
  • Keep the pace of episodes moving while letting everyone breathe
  • Record custom intros and outros for each episode
  • Handle audio recorded in a single file, or on multiple tracks
  • Save time in your production workflow that you can spend planning your next episode, or growing your show

The course is led by Mark Steadman, who uses Descript daily to produce podcasts his clients and their audiences love.


01 Setting up Descript

02 Adding audio to a project

03 Removing filler words

04 Compression and ducking

05 Dealing with mic bleed

06 Finding a cold open

07 Hand-correcting transcription errors

08 Playback controls

09 Correcting capitalisation

10 Finessing edits

11 Adding transitional music

12 Studio Sound

13 Recording audio in Descript

14 Exporting to MP3

15 Collaboration

16 Editing audio from a single file

17 Manual volume control

18 Audiograms

19 Overdub

20 Editing for concision

21 When humans and robots collide