Groupon founder’s new app Descript edits audio files directly from text

A spin-off from Mason’s last app, Detour

Andrew Mason, the co-founder and former CEO of Groupon whose most recent company produced audio-guided city walking tours, has moved on to his next start up – and it involves more audio technology. Mason’s new app Descript is supposed to allow audio editors to make changes to an audio file simply by editing the text transcription of that audio file. The idea, he says, is to offer anyone editing audio files, whether podcasters, journalists, or musicians, the ability to edit single-track audio ...