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 are available on Descript's Pro plan.
Click the Share button, the Export tab and then choosing Audio from the list of options.
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 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.
- AAC (.m4a)
- MP3 (.mp3)
- Lossless WAV (.wav)
- 1 (mono)
- 2 (stereo)
Audio Bitrate (for AAC and MP3 files)
- 32 kbps
- 48 kbps
- 64 kbps
- 96 kbps
- 128 kbps
- 160 kbps
- 192 kbps
- 256 kbps
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:
- -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:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I export my Sequence tracks as individual mono files?
Edit the Sequence by pressing Cmd + Shift + O (MacOS) or Ctrl + Shift + O (Windows). Mute all of the tracks, except for the one you would like to export, by pressing the M (Mute) button. Export your Composition using the normal export workflow and you will have a single mono track for the un-muted track. Repeat this process for all other tracks in your sequence.
Why does Descript say "No Sequence at Playhead" when I try to edit my sequence?
A Sequence is created when you combine two or more audio tracks into a Multitrack Sequence. This message occurs when your playhead is located over a standard media file that is not a sequence file. You can tell if your clip is a sequence file by the sequence icon in the upper left-hand corner.
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.