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Machine Express: High-Quality Automated Transcription Services

Machine Express Transcription is our fastest, most affordable automated transcription service. It utilizes advanced computer generated speech recognition algorithms to create high-accuracy automated transcriptions, at only $0.07 per audio minute!

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Machine Express: High Quality Automated Transcription Services

Why Choose Machine Express for Your Automated Transcription Services

Our advanced ASR technology allows for fast and affordable transcripts of any volume. Just upload your audio and video files to our ASR transcription platform, order Machine Express Transcription, and you’ll receive a high quality transcription in no time at all.

Lowest Prices Anywhere

$0.07 an audio minute, this is our fastest and most affordable transcription service yet!

Easy To Get Started

Upload your audio and video files to our platform, order Machine Express Transcription, and you’ll receive a high quality transcription in minutes.

Quick Turnaround

Turnaround times are typically within 3 to 5 times the duration of the audio file, meaning 1 minute of audio is completed within 3 minutes.

Secure & Industry Best

Our Machine Express automated transcription services are built with the industry’s best information security protocols and processes. This ensures that your data is highly encrypted and securely maintained throughout the process.

Enterprise Solutions

Have an ongoing need for fast transcription? No matter the size of your team or volume of content, we can customize our product to work for your organization.

Transcripts in Multiple Formats

Easily download your transcript in almost any format such as TXT, Word, HTML, PDF, and SRT (SubRip Subtitles).

How Our ASR Transcription Software Works

Upload Your Content

Start by uploading your files to our Customer Portal, which can be done via DropBox, our app, or public links (ie YouTube).

Automated Transcription Magic

Due to our ongoing training and expansion of our databases, we are continually improving the accuracy of our automated transcription software, resulting in the most accurate ASR in the industry and getting better every day!

Download & Save

Once your transcript is completed, you will be emailed a notification advising your transcript is available for download.

Enhanced Transcripts with Time Stamps and Clarity

Enhanced Transcripts with Time Stamps and Clarity

All of our Machine Express automated transcripts are returned with 30-second automated timestamps, so you can easily mark and keep track of time in the transcript. We also remove “umms,” “ahhs,” and stuttering to improve readability.

Speaker identification is not available for this service, see our standard transcription services.

If you prefer to receive no timestamps on your transcriptions, feel free to contact us and our team will make sure that your order is adjusted.

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Automated Speech Recognition Languages We Support










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Types of Use Cases for Automated Transcriptions

Popular Use Cases

  • Single or two speaker dictation
  • Note taking for journalists, lawyers, and students
  • Two person interviews
  • Video transcription
  • Calls recorded using a call recorder app

Use Cases to Avoid

  • Multiple speaker transcripts
  • Focus groups
  • Poor quality recordings
  • Audio’s with background noise
  • Heavily accented speakers

Looking to have these types of use cases transcribed?
See our standard transcription services.

Popular Industries We Serve

AI & Machine Learning

If you have good quality audio, ASR transcriptions can be done quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively for high volumes. Training AI takes a lot of data and sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, come talk with us, we may have a solution.


Our automated speech recognition software is great for when you have good quality audio and need transcription for conference speaking, video, and user interviews at high volumes.


Our ASR audio Transcription will provide a quick turnaround for all note taking, dissertations, and dictations for students and faculty alike when good quality audio is submitted.


ASR transcriptions are perfect for dictated scripts, internal notes, podcasts, interviews, and ebooks.

Machine Express Transcription FAQs

What It Is

What is an automated transcription?

Automated transcription refers to the process of using software or artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to automatically convert spoken language or audio content into written text without the need for manual human transcriptionists. This technology leverages speech recognition and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to achieve this task.

Is there automatic transcription software?

Yes, automatic transcription software exists. This type of software uses advanced audio recognition technology to generate text automatically. The software commonly has to be purchased and resides on the customers desktop computer, and it can be quite an expensive venture if you don’t have a lot of audio that you are transcribing.

A good and cost effective alternative would be TranscribeMe’s Machine Express automated transcription service, which can process transcriptions in minutes, depending on the amount of audio that needs to be transcribed.

What is the difference between ASR and NLP?

ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) and NLP (Natural Language Processing) are two distinct but related fields within the broader realm of language technology, and they serve different purposes in the processing of spoken and written language.

ASR is primarily concerned with the conversion of spoken language (audio signals or speech) into written text. It is designed to recognize and transcribe spoken words, phrases, and sentences accurately.

NLP, on the other hand, is a broader field that encompasses the interaction between computers and human language, whether written or spoken. It involves understanding, interpreting, and generating human language text. NLP systems begins with machine learning data achieved through ASR.

Why is ASR used?

ASR, Automated Speech Recognition, was first created with the intention of helping users turn their speech directly into text format in a very quick timeframe.

Now, ASR has evolved tremendously over the last two decades, and is employed in several additional use cases to enhance accessibility, improve efficiency, enable natural language interaction with technology, and unlock valuable insights from spoken language data.

Is ASR a form of AI?

Yes, ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) is a form of artificial intelligence (AI). ASR is considered the entry-level or most basic form of AI, and falls under the broader category of AI that deals with natural language processing and understanding. It involves the use of machine learning algorithms and statistical models to analyze and interpret spoken language, converting speech into written text in most use cases.

ASR systems use AI techniques to recognize patterns in audio data, identify phonemas and words, understand context, and transcribe spoken content accurately. These systems are trained on large datasets of spoken language and are designed to adapt and improve their performance over time.

What is the future of ASR?

ASR technology is expected to continue improving with the scaling of the acoustic model size and the enhancement of the internal language model. The future of ASR holds several exciting developments and trends, driven by advancements in technology, increasing demand for voice-driven applications, and evolving user expectations.

What is an example of ASR?

One common example of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) in action is the use of voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, or Google Assistant. These voice assistants use ASR technology to understand and respond to spoken commands and queries from users.

What are the two types of ASR?

Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) can be broadly categorized into two main types based on the context and purpose of their use:

Speaker-Dependent ASR: In a speaker-dependent ASR system, the recognition engine is trained specifically for one or a few predefined users or speakers.

Speaker-Independent ASR: In a speaker-independent ASR system, the recognition engine is designed to work with a wide range of users or speakers without the need for specific training data from each individual.

Speaker-Independent ASR is used widely in the transcription industry.

How It Works

Is there a way to automatically transcribe audio to text?

Yes, there are several methods and tools available to automatically transcribe audio to text using speech recognition and natural language processing (NLP) technologies.

One of the most common ways to do so is through a company like TranscribeMe – simply upload your audio and video files from your device, web link, or cloud storage securely, and our automated transcription engine of will take care of the rest.

How does AI transcription work?

It begins with the input of an audio file, which is then processed by the AI system. Through the analysis of audio waveforms, language patterns, and phonemes, the AI identifies and transcribes spoken words, taking into account factors like accents and dialects. These systems are trained on vast language models and databases to enhance accuracy. The result is a transcript of the spoken content, which may require further human editing for precision.

AI transcription works by employing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and speech recognition technology to convert spoken or recorded audio into written text.

How does an audio to text transcription work?

Audio-to-text transcription involves converting spoken or recorded audio content into written text. This process can be performed manually by humans or automatically using AI-based speech recognition technology.

What is ASR and how does it work?

Automatic Speech Recognition, often abbreviated as ASR, is the technology that enables individuals to interact with computer interfaces using their voices, mimicking ordinary human conversations in its most advanced iterations. It often refers to ‘automated speech-to-text’.

ASR technology, as it relates to the transcription industry depends heavily on how accurately the ASR engine converts the speech-to-text. As ASR models grow and advance, the accuracy continues to increase, however, it will never reach 100% accuracy without human interaction or review.

Is ASR machine learning?

Yes, machine learning is the building block that the ASR engine utilizes in order to be created and function. The majority of ASR engines continue to utilize machine learning systems in order to continue to improve and function.

ASR Compared to Human Transcription

What is the difference between transcription and automated transcription?

Transcription and automated transcription are both processes of converting spoken or recorded audio content into written text, but they differ in terms of the methods used to accomplish this task.

The only difference between the two are whom or what is doing the actually creation of the text. Automated transcription is being done by an algorithm/software that is trained to recognize and produce the text in the audio. Manual transcription is done by a human and if the audio is high quality, achieves the highest accuracy in most cases.

The major difference between the two forms are that the automated methods do not know the context of the recordings, which can be a major differentiator.

How long does it take to transcribe 1 hour of audio?

Generally speaking, it takes an individual transcriptionist approximately four hours to transcribe one hour of audio; however, this time will vary depending on the quality of the audio, the transcriptionist’s experience, and whether or not they are utilizing software to help.

In comparison, automated transcriptions can be produced within about an hour due to the 1 hour length (1:1).

Is ASR the same as speech-to-text?

Yes, ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) is essentially the same as “”speech-to-text”” in the transcription industry. Both terms refer to the technology and process of converting spoken language or audio signals into written text. ASR and speech-to-text are often used interchangeably to describe systems and tools that transcribe spoken words, phrases, and sentences into a textual format.

Speech-to-Text can be achieved through either automated systems or human transcription. Automated is quicker, and human is far more accurate in most cases.

However outside of the transcription industry, ASR is the first step in an automated process that uses verbal commands, and then works to create an understanding of what that speech is saying, and then, depending on the tool commands and capabilities, it will then work to execute the next step. For example ‘Hey Machine, turn on my lights’, the Machine needs to start with ASR in order to hear and understand the speech and then process the request.

How do you keep our automated transcription files secure?

TranscribeMe Machine Express (ME) is a fully automated transcription service using an Automated Speech Recognition engine (ASR), to transcribe audio files to text. The first element of data security and privacy is that there are no human interactions with files in this process–it is fully hands-off.

All files both in transit and at rest are encrypted using AES 256 encryption and are transfered to ME using TLS, preventing malicious access to customer files.

Files are processed either within the TMe domain using virtual machines housed inside Azure cloud or securely transferred to a 3rd party ASR vendor for processing in their cloud.

Files requiring a secure HIPAA compliant workflow are always processed on prem and all data is stored inside Azure on secure servers until automatic deletion at 30 days.

Files that do not require a HIPAA compliant workflow are transferred to a 3rd party ASR vendor for processing using TLS for secure client-server connection. Files are encrypted using ASE 256 during transit and at rest. Completed transcripts are returned securely.

How accurate is ASR?

Generally speaking we see that ASR’s can range between 85-90% accuracy; however, the clarity and quality of the audio input, along with the ASR engine training, plays a significant role in ASR accuracy. High-quality, clear audio recordings tend to produce more accurate transcriptions, while audio with background noise, distortions, or poor microphone quality can result in lower accuracy.

Our team has seen our ASR engines perform above 98% accuracy levels due to the ongoing training nature that our engines experience on a daily basis.

Comparitively, human transcription produces a much higher accuracy for lower to normal quality audio and captures the context of the audio itself, unlike a machine.

What is the difference between speech recognition and automatic speech recognition?

Speech recognition is a broader term that encompasses both manual and automated processes of converting speech into text either through a virtual transcriptionist or through a human transcriptionist, while “automatic speech recognition (ASR)” refers specifically to the automated, AI-driven conversion of spoken language into text. ASR is a subset of the broader field of speech recognition, focusing on the automated aspect of the technology.

Why use ASR?

ASR technology, in the transcription industry, is great for creating an almost instantaneous and highly accurate speech-to-text document that can then be edited right away. It’s also typically a lower cost option for companies and consumers to utilize, instead of human powered transcription.

Human powered transcription though produces a much more accurate transcripts that take into consideration, language, context, pronunciation, and punctuation – requiring less editing by the customer once the transcription is received.

How accurate is Machine Express Transcription? How can I receive the greatest accuracy for my files?

While we strive to ensure the highest-accuracy transcription possible, the accuracy of your transcript greatly depends on the quality of the audio you send us. When sending audio, be sure that it includes: 

  • No background noise
  • Speakers close to microphone
  • No crosstalk
  • Clear accents
  • 3 Speakers or Less

What languages can be transcribed using Machine Express?

The majority of languages can be ordered directly from our customer portal on Machine Express, if you find a language not available, please contact us and we’ll arrange to get it done for you.

What is the standard turnaround time for automated transcription services?

Our Machine Express transcripts are typically completed in about 3 times the duration of a file. So one minute of audio is completed in roughly 3 minutes.

How do you keep our automated transcription files secure?

TranscribeMe’s unique micro-tasking process segments each part of your audio into small sections. Moreover, TranscribeMe’s platform is built on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud solution – which is best-in-class in regards to data security.

What format will the completed ASR transcription be in?

Transcripts are available for secure download in Word, TXT, PDF, HTML, or SRT (SubRip Subtitle) format in your Customer Portal Account.

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