Descript's Multitrack Transcription is the best way to get a high-fidelity transcript with perfect speaker labeling (you can learn more about automatic speaker labeling here). 

To use Multitrack Transcription, you'll need to record your audio session using a separate audio file for each speaker. Some of today's most popular communication apps make this easy. Here's how:

Instructions for Zoom.us

Setup

  1. Sign up for a Zoom account (free for calls < 40 minutes)
  2. Download the Mac App and open it.
  3. Go to Preferences > Recording and check "Record a separate audio file for each participant that speaks"

Recording a phone call

  1. Start a Zoom meeting
  2. Follow these instructions to dial-in (more detailed instructions from Zoom)
  3. Click the "Record" button to start recording

Recording a video conference

  1. Start a Zoom meeting
  2. Click the "Record" button to start recording

Getting a transcript with speaker labels

  1. End your Zoom meeting and locate the folder where the files were saved
  2. Open the "Audio Record" folder to find audio files for each speaker.
  3. Follow the instructions to create a Multitrack Transcription.

Instructions for Skype

  1. Install Call Recorder for Skype to record multitrack audio
  2. Record your call
  3. Follow the instructions to create a Multitrack Transcription.
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