Importing Riverside recordings into Descript (beta)

Downloading files to your computer and re-uploading them into Descript is tedious and error-prone. Descript eliminates this process and streamlines your workflow by allowing you to import Riverside episodes directly into the app.

Before using this feature

  • You need to be a Riverside user with a recording ready for import. 
  • Please note that this feature is currently in beta. See the known issues and limitations for further details.
  • Recordings downloaded from Riverside will be automatically transcribed.
    1. Navigate to your Riverside Dashboard and locate the recordings you wish to export. If you just finished recording, exiting your Riverside Studio will take you directly to the corresponding recording page.
    2. Click Export > Descript in the top-right corner.

      Screenshot of Riverside dashboard with numbered steps showing how to export a recording to Descript

    3. Select which participant recordings you want to include and select Edit in Descript.
    4. Sign in to your Descript account or sign up for a Descript account to continue.
    5. Type in your project’s name, set the storage location on your Drive, select the transcription language, and click Create project and import files. A prompt will appear to open Descript or download the application.
    6. A prompt will appear to open Descript or download the application. Click Open Descript or Download the Descript app to open your Descript project.

Re-opening the import link

Now that your project has been created, if you try re-opening the import web page via the corresponding link, you will be prompted to open your newly created project.

Your Riverside recording will begin importing, and you can monitor the progress from inside your project. Once done, you can start editing your episode in Descript.

Once it’s done, you can start editing your recordings in Descript.

Can I disable automatic transcription for Riverside imports?

The Edit in Descript integration will automatically transcribe all files imported from Riverside. If you want to choose which files to transcribe, please download the files to your computer and use the standard importing workflow.

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