Exporting Audio

Need to save your finished work to a file? No problem! Descript's export features provide you with various file type formats and audio quality settings to meet your needs.

Features labeled with Pro_Badge.png are available on Descript's Pro plan.

 

Getting started

Click the Share button, the Export tab and then choosing Audio from the list of options. 

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Export Settings

Descript provides lots of options when exporting your files to give you ultimate control over your final  product. Choose which media you would like to export:

  • Current Composition - This is the default behavior and exports your currently selected composition.
  • Current selection -Select a range of text in your composition to export as video.

Batch Export Pro_Badge.png

Batch Export requires Descript Pro

 Export multiple files simultaneously with a single click.

  • Markers - Export individual audio files for each of the Markers in the currently selected composition.
  • Line breaks - Export individual audio files for each section of text separated by line breaks within your composition.
  • All Compositions - Batch export a file for each composition in your project.

Please note: Batch export does not support converting audio-only files to video.

File Format

  • AAC (.m4a)
  • MP3 (.mp3)
  • Lossless WAV (.wav)

Channels

  • 1 (mono)
  • 2 (stereo)

Sample Rate

  • 44100
  • 48000

Audio Bitrate (for AAC and MP3 files)

  • 32 kbps
  • 48 kbps
  • 64 kbps
  • 96 kbps
  • 128 kbps
  • 160 kbps
  • 192 kbps
  • 256 kbps

Normalize Volume

We've even made it possible to normalize your audio files when exporting. Here you will have the opportunity to select from the following types of normalization:

  • Off
  • Peak
  • -14 LUFS
  • -16 LUFS
  • -18 LUFS
  • -23 LUFS
  • -24 LUFS

When you're ready to go, click the blue Export button to create your file.

 

LKFS, LUFS, and Perceived Loudness

Looking to expand your knowledge warehouse with loads LKFS/LUFS goodies? Check out this article by Hugh Robjohns in the February 2014 Issue of Sound on Sound magazine, which provides a wonderfully detailed explanation:

The End of the Loudness War? - Sound on Sound

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does "Failed to export video: Error: expected video timeline" mean?

If you are currently viewing a video composition, and you select a video export with "All Compositions", you will receive this error when any of your other compositions is audio-only. Batch export does not currently support exporting audio-only compositions as video files.