Transcribe can convert speech from an astonishing 57 languages
into text, providing you with a written transcript of any spoken
audio. It’s powered by OpenAI’s automatic speech recognition
system Whisper, and features two powerful models for fast and
Best of all, unlike traditional transcription services, Transcribe
works for free inside of Audio Hijack. There’s absolutely no
on-going cost, so you can generate unlimited transcriptions and
never again pay a per-minute charge. It’s pretty incredible.
It’s also completely private. When you use Transcribe, everything
happens right on your Mac. That means your data is never sent to
the cloud, nor shared with anyone else.
This makes for a perfect one-two shot with Retrobatch 2: Audio Hijack is also a node-based media tool (which predates Retrobatch), and this new Transcribe block is also putting powerful machine learning tools into an easily accessible form.
This Transcribe feature in Audio Hijack is also an exemplar of the power of Apple silicon — it works on Intel-based Macs too, but it’s just incredibly fast on Apple silicon (I suspect because of the Neural Engine on every M-series chip).