Descript makes it easy to record audio from your computer directly into your composition. This is useful if you're recording a remote interview, or need sounds from other applications like Chrome.
Recording computer audio
You can enable computer audio during your recording from the Recording panel in the main editor.
System requirements for MacOS
Computer audio for Mac is currently supported on MacOS 10.14 and higher.
Consideration for third-party apps
- We recommend making a short test recording in Descript before getting started with the full recording.
- You may not use Computer Audio recording if the third-party app requires selecting an output device and does not have “Same as System” or “System Default” as an option.
- For some apps like Zoom or Discord, you may need to switch the default audio output to "Descript Loopback Audio" instead of "Same as System" or "System Default Output" after you've started recording. Switch the audio output after starting your recording to caputre the sound from the third-party app in Descript.
Descript Loopback Audio
Once you start your recording, a new device called "Descript Loopback Audio" will be created on your Mac (this is the Computer Audio device).