Sequence overview

Descript makes it easy to drag and drop media files into compositions, but what about working with multitrack voice recordings that you want to keep in sync? That's what sequences are for.

Think of a sequence as a virtual container. It allows you to group multiple files together (i.e. different speakers from the same interview) and edit narrative media in a unified script as if it was all part of a single track.

When editing a sequence in your composition, all of the underlying sequence tracks retain their alignment — so everything stays in sync.

How a sequence differs from a traditional multitrack editor

Sequences allow you to have more granular control over individual audio tracks without sacrificing the simplicity of editing in the main Script Editor.

For example, sequences allow you to adjust the volume or effects for individual tracks without affecting the other tracks. You can also remove unwanted background noises or cross-talk on a per-track basis while maintaining the original cadence of your recording.

Need Help Syncing Audio and Video?

If you're working with footage from a single-camera setup and need help syncing your audio and video perfectly, check out our detailed guide: Syncing audio and video from a single camera shoot. This article provides step-by-step instructions to ensure your audio and video are perfectly aligned, enhancing your editing workflow.

Recording and sequences

When you record in a composition, a sequence will also be created. This is because the in-app recorder automatically splits the audio and video into separate tracks. 

If you ever need to edit a project in a multitrack fashion, the audio will need to be detached. From there, you'll be able to make changes to the audio or video components independent of the other. 

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