Recordings made outside of professional-grade recording studios may contain varying degrees of background noise or unwanted sounds. Maybe there’s an air conditioner in the background or line-level fuzz from your recording interface.
This is known as room tone, and when it comes to editing audio, dealing with room tone can be challenging and costly to fix, requiring the use of dedicated plugins and software.
Descript's Room Tone feature uses AI to automatically detect room tone in any given recording of speech then generates a similar tone profile. Need to add more space between two sentences or paper over an edit without jarring silence? Room Tone will seamlessly fill in the gap.
Using Room Tone
Room Tone is automatically generated in the gaps between clips your project. To add a gap clip, simply click and drag a word in the Wordbar wherever you’d like to adjust the timing. Room Tone will take care of the rest!
Managing Room Tone Settings
You can manage Room Tone settings / defaults on the App level, Project-level, and Track-level.
To manage Room Tone at a global level across all your Projects, open your Descript preferences by clicking Descript > Preferences from the toolbar and toggling the "Add Room Tone to New Gap Clips" button to enable or disable room tone for new Projects in your drive.
To manage Room Tone at a Project level, open your Project Settings and toggle the "Add Room Tone to New Gap Clips" button to enable or disable room tone for your Project. You can also set this as the default for future Projects.
To manage Room Tone settings per track select the desired clip track in the Timeline, then open the Track Inspector. Click the ellipsis (...) button to the right of the track properties to view the Room Tone checkbox.
Disabling Room Tone at a Project level
When disabling Room Tone at a project level, a pop-up will appear asking
to confirm whether or not you wish to modify existing Gap Clips with Room Tone.
Selecting Disable will remove all existing Gap Clips with