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Descript 0.10.2

Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

Release Notes

New, stripped down default Descript UI
Now, by default, Descript disables audio tour features and non-voice audio features. To enable those features, go to Descript > Preferences, select Audio Tours, and enable those features.
To create an Audio Word Processor document...

    Descript 0.10.1

    Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

    Release Notes

    New, stripped down default Descript UI
    Now, by default, Descript disables audio tour features and non-voice audio features. To enable those features, go to Descript > Preferences, select Audio Tours, and enable those features.
    To create an Audio Word Processor document...

      Descript 0.10.0

      Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

      Release Notes

      New, stripped down default Descript UI
      Now, by default, Descript disables audio tour features and non-voice audio features. To enable those features, go to Descript > Preferences, select Audio Tours, and enable those features.
      To create an Audio Word Processor document...

        Descript 0.9.7

        Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

        Release Notes

        Bug fixes
        Changes to internals of file saving that will hopefully fix several of the "file can't save" and "file doesn't exist" issues that we've seen.
        Built-in bug tracking to help us debug these and related issues.

          Descript 0.9.6

          Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

          Release Notes

          Features
          Tweak to the branch laying behavior to make life (hopefully) much easier for producers using branches
          Bug fixes
          Tweaks to check-in that should fix some of the timeout errors that we've seen.

            Descript 0.9.5

            Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

            Release Notes

            Features
            Files are bounced to compressed audio files instead of WAVs, which will help tour upload speeds and Descript file sizes.
            Change File menu wording from "New Audio Word Processor Project" to "New Project"

              Descript 0.9.4

              Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

              Platform

              Mac OS

              Release Type

              Alpha

              Version

              0.9.4 (1704131642)

              Release Notes

              Features
              Re-work the main menu tree.
              Add icons to the app and document preference windows
              Bug fixes
              Fix bug where audio would sometimes not play.
              Fix occ...

                Descript 0.9.3

                Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                Release Notes

                Features
                Disable segment information card for locationless segments
                Only allow 1 published scene in non-guide audio tours
                Bug fixes
                Fix issue that prevented you from checking in a tour while you had an Audio Word Processor document open

                  Descript 0.9.2

                  Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                  Release Notes

                  Features
                  Adds event tracking so we can get a better sense of Descript usage (like transcription usage/errors, text modes, playback, etc.)

                    Descript 0.9.1

                    Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                    Release Notes

                    New, stripped down default Descript UI
                    Now, by default, Descript disables audio tour features and non-voice audio features. To enable those features, go to Descript > Preferences, select Audio Tours, and enable those features.
                    To create an Audio Word Processor document...

                      Descript 0.9.0

                      Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                      Release Notes

                      New, stripped down default Descript UI
                      Now, by default, Descript disables audio tour features and non-voice audio features. To enable those features, go to Descript > Preferences, select Audio Tours, and enable those features.
                      To create an Audio Word Processor document...

                        Descript 0.8.5

                        Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                        Release Notes

                        Features
                        Added option to mark Music, Ambience, or SFX as "Content licensed for on-site playback only"

                          Descript 0.8.4

                          Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                          Release Notes

                          Fixes several issues with speech transcription.

                            Descript 0.8.3

                            Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                            Release Notes

                            You can edit volumes of individual regions of VO using the waveform editor (right click and select “Adjust Volume”)

                              Descript 0.8.2

                              Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                              Release Notes

                              Fixes an issue with audio export and bounce
                              Fixes a small issue where audio in playback may behave differently in Descript than in Detour.

                                Descript 0.8.1

                                Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                Release Notes

                                Features
                                Removed the last vestiges of TheAmazingAudioEngine. Let us know if anything seems newly weird with alignment or speech synthesis.
                                Bug fixes
                                Fixes bug where deleting the contents of the segment that includes synthesized speech and aligned VO will sometimes not ...

                                  Descript 0.8.0

                                  Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                  Release Notes

                                  Features
                                  Each segment now bounces down to a single VO component in the generated tour, rather than a VO component for each chunk of VO (separated by a pause or an aligned audio cut). This should make VO playback in the Detour app more consistent, and will allow us to i...

                                    Descript 0.7.2

                                    Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                    Release Notes

                                    Features
                                    You can see audio cuts (e.g., made in the waveform editor) in the sequencer as faint vertical lines
                                    Bug fixes
                                    Fixes bug where fade-ins during audio export would sometimes not render properly
                                    Fixes some crashes
                                    Fixes a probably-never-seen-but-will-be-important-...

                                      Descript 0.7.1

                                      Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                      Release Notes

                                      Fixes a subtle bug relating to adding pauses

                                        Descript 0.7.0

                                        Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                        Release Notes

                                        Features
                                        User can insert “Camera” components
                                        User can see when speech transcription fails, and retry failed transcription jobs
                                        Speech transcription defaults to uploading mono audio files, reducing the time to complete some transcription jobs
                                        This release updates Descri...

                                          Descript 0.6.3

                                          Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                          Release Notes

                                          Fixes bug where adding pauses to aligned audio in the 2+ audio region in a segment would incorrectly slice up the audio.

                                            Descript 0.6.2

                                            Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                            Release Notes

                                            Features
                                            User can insert “Camera” components
                                            User can see when speech transcription fails, and retry failed transcription jobs
                                            Speech transcription defaults to uploading mono audio files, reducing the time to complete some transcription jobs
                                            This release updates Descri...

                                              Descript 0.6.1

                                              Matt Hettich · 28 days ago

                                              Release Notes

                                              Bug fixes
                                              Fixes bug where checking out a tour would re-download existing media assets
                                              Fixes bug where transcription progress wouldn't show up immediately when switching to a new scene

                                                Descript 0.6.0

                                                Matt Hettich · 2 months ago

                                                Release Notes

                                                Features
                                                Tweaks to the way you interact with text in edit text mode and in correct text (transcription) mode
                                                Visual updates to the universal timeline and the gutter timeline, especially noticeable with locationless documents
                                                Shows transcription progress as a percentage...

                                                  Descript 0.5.20

                                                  Matt Hettich · 2 months ago

                                                  Release Notes

                                                  Fixes some crashes in the latest build

                                                    Descript 0.5.19

                                                    Matt Hettich · 2 months ago

                                                    Release Notes

                                                    Features
                                                    Adds some breathing room to aligned cuts (on pause insertion, cut/copy, or synthesized speech insertion). Descript extends these cuts by 50ms if possible, but stops short of the next word. This should reduce the number of audio cutoff issues in new tours.
                                                    Adds...

                                                      Descript 0.5.18

                                                      Matt Hettich · 2 months ago

                                                      Release Notes

                                                      Roll back to 0.5.16 build, but with 0.5.18 version number. Upgrade to this build while we work on the problems found in 0.5.17

                                                        Descript 0.5.17

                                                        Matt Hettich · 2 months ago

                                                        Release Notes

                                                        Features
                                                        Adds some breathing room to aligned cuts (on pause insertion, cut/copy, or synthesized speech insertion). Descript extends these cuts by 50ms if possible, but stops short of the next word. This should reduce the number of audio cutoff issues in new tours.
                                                        Adds...

                                                          Descript 0.5.16

                                                          Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                          Release Notes

                                                          Removes chapter name UI: chapter names and segment names are one in the same
                                                          Fixes crash on copying a scene
                                                          Updates Decentral URLs

                                                            Descript 0.5.15

                                                            Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                            Release Notes

                                                            Fix some beachballing issues when loading a document with several un-transcribed VO files.

                                                              Descript 0.5.14

                                                              Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                              Release Notes

                                                              Add new sequencer zoom keyboard shortcuts: Command+Option+Left Arrow to zoom out, and Command+Option+Right Arrow to zoom in.

                                                                Descript 0.5.13

                                                                Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                                Release Notes

                                                                You can now create segments on floors with a level that's less than 0
                                                                User can retry transcription job (right click a file in the media library, Regenerate Recognition)
                                                                Fix a few bugs related to transcription

                                                                  Descript 0.5.12

                                                                  Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                                  Release Notes

                                                                  Allows user to edit punctuation and spacing in Transcription mode
                                                                  Fix bug where editing around pills doesn't behave as expected (e.g., hitting 'return' before a pill now properly moves the pill to the next line)
                                                                  Descript no longer copies comments when duplicating a sce...

                                                                    Descript 0.5.11

                                                                    Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                                    Release Notes

                                                                    Fix copy/paste

                                                                      Descript 0.5.10

                                                                      Matt Hettich · 3 months ago

                                                                      Release Notes

                                                                      Features
                                                                      Increase indentation step size by 3x
                                                                      Change “New Voice” menu option to “Edit Voices…”
                                                                      Fix bug where waveform wouldn’t render properly for voiceover components

                                                                        Descript 0.5.9: Script Indentation and Voice Formatting

                                                                        Andrew Mason · 3 months ago

                                                                        Release Notes

                                                                        Features
                                                                        Big change to Voices:
                                                                        You can now move voices around like other event pills.
                                                                        Insert > Voice to add a new voice pill
                                                                        Tour > Voices... to manage voices
                                                                        Click or right click on a voice to change it.
                                                                        Voices no longer imply cuts in the audio -- so you can import an...

                                                                          Descript 0.5.5

                                                                          Andrew Mason · 3 months ago2 changes
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                                                                          Welcome to Descript

                                                                          Andrew Mason · 4 months ago2 changes

                                                                          Welcome to the developer hub and documentation for Descript!

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