Descript, the company that produces artificial intelligence-powered audio editing software, is about to launch a new tier of subscriptions, today called Descript Pro, with access to its overdub feature.
Overdub, released for the first time in beta last year, is a synthesis tool that lets you effectively create an AI voice double for yourself. That way, if you made a mistake in the recording, the software can fix it while the end result still looks natural and organic. It is just like making an audio-deepfake, except that you are doing it to fix your mistakes instead of trying to impose someone else.
Descript says that Overdub is now an official feature with the launch of Descript Pro, and is available if you pay for a $ 30-a-month (or $ 24-month bill per year) subscription. Prior to today’s announcement, Descript offered a free tier, $ 14 a month (or $ 10 annually) to a producer tier, and $ 18 a month (or $ 15 a year) to a team tier. Both of those paid plans are being bundled together in its affordable offering, or calling the Descript Creator Plan, which is billed at $ 15 per month or $ 12 per month. It includes everything except overdub and includes transcription hours.
In addition to overdub, Descriptet’s main selling point is that it remodels audio editing as a kind of collaborative Google Docs-style app, so you can edit transcriptions of audio recordings of podcasts or other recordings As if it were a Word document and has changes. Is reflected in the lateral. Descript also operates as a video editor and a transcription service, the latter of which include up to 30 hours of AI and human-aided transcription for the Pro plan and 10 hours for creators, with the option to purchase additional hours.
The company says its new pro tier also includes “advanced filler word handling, custom audiograms, and exclusive access to flexible export and export options”. Filler word handling is a particularly useful-sound feature, as the descript states that it can be used to detect audio words such as “you know,” “like,” and “like”, to make audio recordings. Can sound more smooth and professional.
CEO Andrew Mason tells The ledge, “In our internal testing, we have found that removing filler words from zoom meeting recordings reduces length by about 10 percent.”