Audio Recorder

Use Speak's simple audio recorder function. Check out the guide and easy way to use our audio reorder audio system with Speak today!

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Speak's Audio Recorder

Step 1: Sign-Up For The Free Speak Audio Recorder

To record audio, all you have to do is sign up for free with Speak.

Step 2: Record Audio With Our Dedicated Record Function

Once logged into the dashboard in Speak, you can select the "Create" button in the top right and a dropdown will appear. From that dropdown, you will see an option for "Live Record". 

Select that and you will immediately open the record audio function. 

From there, select audio. If you want, you can name your file in advance. The software will use your microphone to capture the audio. Hit record and you will immediately begin to record audio!

If you have already recorded your audio elsewhere, we have plenty of options for you!

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio. 

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types including:

You can upload your YouTube videos for transcription in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Audio File Types

- MP3

- M4A




- M4P

Accepted Video File Types

- MP4

- M4V





Publicly Available URL

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.

YouTube URL

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video. 

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Check out how to transcribe a YouTube video to effortlessly bring valuable video content into Speak for transcription and analysis. 

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically transcribe your media. 

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message. 

Step 2: Calculate and pay your cost automatically

Once you have your YouTube videos ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 3: Wait for Speak to transcribe your YouTube videos

Our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript in as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half audio or video length to produce the transcript and insights.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 4: View and edit your automated transcript

Want to tackle the transcript edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated transcript you have the option to edit your transcript at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic transcript up to full accuracy with our intuitive transcript editing system.

Step 5: Choose professional transcription for fully accurate transcripts

For most use cases automatic transcription and analysis are more than enough for your needs. 

But, if you are dealing with more important data (like earnings calls, research data, or content that will be published online) that requires 99%+ accuracy, choose professional transcription. 

Professional transcription takes a long time, generally 4 hours for every 1 hour of audio that is created, so we've streamlined the process for you by integrating our incredible transcription team into the back-end of the platform. 

The team will professionally transcribe the file and the edits will automatically merge back into the system so you have a fully accurate transcript and analysis output.

Professional transcription starts at $1.50 per minute with a rush-hour fee for a 24-hour turnaround time at an additional $1.00 per minute. 

Step 6: Export your transcript and share interactive media players

You can export your transcript in PDF, Word, TXT, HTML and even more advanced formats like CSV or JSON depending on your plan. 

A more effective way of sharing transcripts is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and an interactive transcript.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and transcripts. Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help! 

Why is a audio recorder valuable?

It is important to have an audio recorder because audio contains many valuable pieces of information in it. Once you record audio, you can listen back, transcribe the audio to text, pull out themes, keywords, phrases, sentiment and more to understand the audio and information within it.  

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Our administrative labor has been reduced to a fraction of what we needed with our old system, plus the transcription quality is a huge step up. That's a very big deal.
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Rachel Cachero
As a person who spends hours per day brainstorming out loud I couldn't make sense of all of my recordings. Speak helped me synthesize hours of audio into useful insights.
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