Descript allows for you to create audio-only compositions. These compositions will not contain scenes or the Canvas. These two elements in Descript are primarily used when creating video content; in an audio only composition, you’ll work in the Script editor, Properties panel, and Timeline.
Setting a composition to audio-only
If you import an audio file into the script of a blank composition, it will automatically set your composition to audio-only. You can toggle the composition between video or audio only by selecting > File > Set composition to video or audio only.
If you add a video to your script, Descript ask you if you would like to switch to a video composition.
Set audio only as the default setting
You can set your default project setting from your app preferences; click , select Preferences, and change the default project setting to Audio.
Considerations when switching from video and audio only
If you have a composition where you have created video content, there are a few things to remember before switching your composition to audio only.
- If you do not need to edit the content further, you can always export your video composition as an audio file.
- Video layers will still be visible in your timeline when switching to audio only.
- You cannot export a video file while working in an audio only composition; you will need to switch the composition back to a video to export a video file.