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Recording computer audio

Whether you're recording a remote interview with Zoom or Skype, or need sounds from other applications like Chrome, Descript makes it easy to record audio from your computer directly into your composition.

Recording computer audio on Mac

Computer audio for Mac is currently supported on MacOS 10.14 and higher.

You can enable computer audio during your recording from the recording panel in the main editor.




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).




Some third-party applications like Zoom may require that you change the app's default audio output (from "Same as System" or "System Default Output") to "Descript Loopback Audio" after you've started recording in Descript, in order for the audio to appear in Descript.

If the third-party application requires you to select an output device, but does not have “Same as System” or “System Default” as an option, you may not use Computer Audio recording with that application.

Recording computer audio on Windows

Computer Audio in Descript is currently only available for MacOS; however, native support for Windows is planned for a future update. Windows users may follow these instructions for routing audio from third-party applications: How to record Windows computer audio into Descript

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