After you pay for your Hindenburg licence, you will receive a registration email
Step by step guide to install Hindenburg
Menu bar / Help / Registration KeyActivate a Hindenburg product with your registration key
Help / Check for Update …The auto update function will every week look for new updates
Get an overview of some of the basic layout in Hindenburg.
Ctrl + NCreate a new session.
Ctrl+ OOpen a session.
“Auto level” is applied to all audio that is imported into the workspace.
Auto level - manual
Ctrl + L“Manual Auto level” is used for letting Hindenburg adjust the levels on selected audio.
Selection in & out
Ctrl 1 & Ctrl 2To edit audio you need to select an area for editing. This can be used cutting out words, copying audio or any other edit you can think of.
Selection - drag
To edit audio you need to select an area for editing. This can be used cutting out words, copying audio or any other edit you can think of.
A region can be manipulated in a number of ways; gain, trim and fade.
Zoom in & out
Ctrl + plus/minus or Ctrl + mousewheelZoom in to see more details and zoom out to get a better overview.
Zoom - selection
Ctrl + H“Zoom selection” is used when zooming in on a specific area of the audio.
Zoom -track height
Shift + Ctrl + Plus & Minus“Zoom Track Height” is used to make the tracks larger or smaller.
Ctrl + B“Split” or “Break” is used to separate a region. This can be used to quickly select areas that later can be removed or moved.
Split - selection
Ctrl + B"Split selection” is used to separate a region. This can be used to quickly select areas that later can be removed or moved.
Delete"Delete/clear - region” is used when editing out audio. In this case an entire region. Use this for removing entire blocks of audio.
Delete - selection
Delete"Delete or Clear - selection” is used when editing out audio. In this case a selection of audio. This could be a single word, a breath or a sentence.
Cut - selection
Ctrl + X"Cut selection" is used when editing out a selection of audio. This could be a single word, a breath or a sentence.
Cut - region
Ctrl + X"Cut region” is used when editing out audio. In this case an entire region. Use this for removing entire blocks of audio. This could be a single sentence, an entire interview or an audio bed.
Ctrl + C“Copy” will add the selection to the program memory and can be pasted or inserted later. This can be used to copy a breath or ambience.
Ctrl + V"Paste” is used when placing audio in on top of existing audio This can be used to replace sections of the current audio.
Paste in selection
Ctrl + V"Paste in selection" is used when placing audio in a selection. This can be used for adding ambience or music to a specific area.
Ctrl + I"Insert" is used when inserting audio in front of existing audio. This can be used to move words and sentences in front of the current audio.
Shift + Ctrl + V "Replace" is used to replace audio. This can be used to replace for example a short breath with a longer breath.
Ctrl + D"Duplicate" is used to duplicate a region or selection. This can be used for for making music loops or duplicating ambience.
Volume - duck
Shift + Ctrl + arrow up/down “Duck” is typically used for “ducking” music under narration. This can also be used for ambient beds or voice over
Volume - bedding
Shift + Ctrl + arrow up/down “Audio bedding” is typically used for “bedding” ambience under a narration or interview
Ctrl + F“Fades” are used for making smooth transitions from one piece of audio to another - or for gently bringing in ambience or music.
Fade - slope
Shift + Drag“Fade slope” is used to make a more gradual fade.
Fade - multi regions
Ctrl + F“Fade over multiple regions” is used to create a single fade over small regions. This could be ambience or edited music.
Fade - cross fade
Ctrl + F“Cross Fade” is used for making a transition from one sound to another on the same track.
Fade - cross fade point
Ctrl + mouse“Cross Fade point” is the cross section of the fade. It can be moved to fit the fade point better.
Fade - multitrack
Ctrl + F“Multi track Fade” is used for adding the same fade for more than one track.
Ctrl + right arrow“Insert Silence” is used to insert room into the edit.
Ctrl + left arrow“Delete Silence” is used to delete blank room in the edit.
“Edit silence” is used for moving regions in the workspace
Select - region
Click regionSelect a region to edit the entire region. Add fades or any edit function, like Cut, Copy & Paste.
Select - regions
Ctrl + Click regionSelect multiple regions for editing. Cut, Copy & Paste or move the regions around
Select - more regions
Shift + Click region“Expand region selection” is used for adding additional regions to a selection. Use this for adding an edit to all regions
Select - regions on track
Ctrl + ASelect all the regions on one track
Select - all regions
Alt + Ctrl + ASelect all the regions on all tracks
Select - to end
Shift + EndSelect all the regions from the current region to the last region
Select - to home
Shift + HomeSelect all the regions from the current region to the first region
Selection - remove
EscClear any selection by pressing the ESC key or double-clicking in a empty area in the workspace
Ctrl + GGroup regions together to move the around as a group
Ctrl + GUngroup regions to edit individual region
Import - file manager
Ctrl + TImport audio into the workspace
Import - drag & drop
Drag & Drop audio into the workspace
Import - sample rate
If you import an audio file with a sample-rate format the is different from the session sample rate, Hindenburg will automatically convert it.. If there is no current audio in the session, the you will...
The transport bar can be used to navigate in the audio
SpacebarThe Spacebar is used starting the playback
SpacebarThe Spacebar is used for stopping the playback
Rewind & Forward
Arrow Left & arrow rightUse the arrow keys left & right to run trough the audio
Next / Previous event
Page up & Page downJump to the next event. This could be the next splice or marker
Next / Previous region
Shift + arrow keys left & rightJump to the next region event. This shortcut will also highlight the region under the playhead
Tracks up & down
Arrow key up & downNavigate between the tracks with the up7down arrow keys
Shift + RPrepare a track for recording. This identifies the track that you wish to record on.
Ctrl + SpacebarBegin recording on a track
Shift + spacebarCreate a selection and let the playback loop
Ctrl + Shift + SpacebarListen to the end result of an edit before you do the actual editing
P Preroll will set the playhead back a few seconds and playback the audio from that point
J K LScrub is a great way of navigating the audio. Run trough the audio fast or very slow. Using Scrub is a good way to use “your ears” while editing. Play Revers slow> Shift + J Play forward...
Right-Click - "Arm Track"Record monitor is used for activating/deactivating the monitor input
"full stop"Adjust the speed of the playback
Set audio waveform view
Properties - region
Alt + EnterThe regions contain meta data for the audio
Split a stereo file into two mono files
Track - name
Give the track any name. Click on the name input field to rename
Track - volume
Adjust the level of the entire track
Track - balance
Adjust the balance between left & right channel for the entire track
Track - arm track
Shift + RPrepare the track for recording
Track - mute
Shift + MMute the track
Track - solo
Shift + S Solo this track
Track - effects
Open the effect bin to add effects
Track - profile
Add a Voice Profile to the track
Track - add more
Add a new track
Track - add master
Add a Master Track to your session
Track - delete
Delete the current track.
Call Recorder - overview
Alt + Ctrl + RRecord from Skype™ Get an overview of the Call Recorder
Connect to Skype
Connect Hindenburg Journalist PRO with Skype™
Call Recorder - tracks
Record Skype™ interview to the workspace
Call Recorder - clipboard
Record Skype™ interview to the clipboard
Call Recorder - current call
Record current Skype™ conversation
Call Recorder - playback
Play back audio clips to the interviewee during interview
Ctrl + Alt + CThe clipboard is used for organizing the audio material
Clipboard - properties
File/properties/clipboardAdd, remove, rename and rearrange groups
Clipboard - rename
Rename groups and clips in the clipboard
Clipboard - import
Alt + Ctrl + CImport audio, e.g music or interviews, directly to the clipboard
Clipboard - drag & drop
Drag & drop audio, e.g music or interviews, directly to the clipboard
Clipboard - drag selection
Ctrl + DragDrag soundbites from the workspace to the clipboard
Clipboard - move selection
Alt + Ctrl + 1,2,3,4...Move a selection from the workspace to a clipboard group
Clipboard - drag regions
Ctrl + DragDrag a region or multiple regions from the workspace to the clipboard
Clipboard - move regions
Alt + Ctrl + 1,2,3,4...Move a region or multiple regions from the workspace to a clipboard group
Clipboard - drag to workspace
Drag clips from the clipboard to the workspace
Clipboard - move to workspace
Alt + 1,2,3,4...Move clips from the clipboard to the workspace Note: Every group has a unique number; 1, 2, 3, 4 ….
Clipboard - paste
Ctrl + EnterPaste a clip from the clipboard to the workspace
Clipboard - insert
Shift + EnterInsert a clip from the clipboard to the workspace
Clipboard - delete
DeleteDelete a clip in the clipboard
Clipboard - delete used
Right-click / Delete usedDelete all the used clips in the group.
Clipboard - clip properties
Alt + EnterView the clip properties
Clipboard - clear all
Ctrl + DelDelete all clips in the clipboard
Clipboard - import clipboard
Ctrl + TImport a clipboard from another session
Ctrl + Alt + F The Favorites clipboard is a place to store audio that you use frequently
Favorites - import audio
Ctrl + TAdd audio, e.g music or soundbites that you use often
Favorites - drag & drop
Drag & drop audio, e.g music or interviews, directly to the Favorite clipboard
Favorites - drag selection
Ctrl + mouseDrag soundbites from the workspace to the Favorite clipboard
Favorites - move to
Ctrl + Alt + 0Move a selection from the workspace to a clipboard group
Favorites - drag to workspace
Drag clips from the Favorite clipboard to the workspace
Favorites - paste to workspace
Ctrl + EnterPaste a clip from the Favorite clipboard to the workspace
Favorites - insert to workspace
shift + EnterInsert a clip from the Favorite clipboard to the workspace
Favorites - rename
EnterRename clips in the clipboard
Favorites - delete clip
deleteDelete a clip in the Favorite clipboard
Favorites - clip properties
Alt + EnterView the clip properties
Favorites - clear all
Ctrl + delDelete all clips in the clipboard
You can add effects to you track, like equalization, compression or other effects
Effects - Equalization
An equalizer is an effect for filtering the audio. Use this to add treble og bass to the audio or remove unpleasant frequencies in the audio
Effects - Compression
Compression is used to limit the dynamic range of the audio.
Effects - Loudness meter
The EBU R-128 Loudness meter will give you a readout of the realtime loudness measurements on the current track
Effects - BBC meter
The BBC meter is true to the original meters that are traditionally used by the BBC
Effects - VST effects
Apply any VST plugin to the track
Effects - None
Remove any an effect from the effect bin
Alt + Ctrl + MThe Markers View is the where you can see, rename and move to marker point
Markers - set new
Ctrl + EnterMarkers are used for quick navigation in the session
Markers - set 3 - 0
ctrl + 3 - 0Set the Markers 3 - 0 with the shortcut. Use the 3 - 0 keys to later navigate to the markers.
Markers - goto
3 - 0Double-click any marker in the markers list and the playhead will navigate to that point
Markers - Rename
Shift + EnterRename the markers
Markers - Renumber
Shift + EnterRenumber the markers
Markers - Delete
DeleteDelete a Marker
Chapters - overview
Ctrl + Alt + HChapters are a way for the user to navigate your show. Chapter markers that can have an image and link associated.
Chapters - add new
Ctrl + Shift + Enter Place the playhead at the desired position and use the shortcut to set a chapter-marker
Chapters - set image
Set a image for the Chapter
Chapters - clear image
Right-click / clear imageRemove the image from the Chapter
Chapters - rotate image left
right-click / rotate left Rotate the image left
Chapters - rotate image right
right-click / rotate rightRotate the image right
Chapters - rename
EnterRename the Chapter
Chapters - add URL
Add a hyper-link / URL to the chapter
Chapters - add URL title
Add a title to the hyper-link / URL
Chapters - export selected
Right-click / Export selectionExport a chapter as individual audio clips.
Chapters - export all
Ctrl + AExport all your chapters as individual audio clips
The Voice Profiler is a unique tool for creating consistent sound for narration
Voice Profiler - learn profile
The Voice Profiler will take a “snapshot” of your ideal sound
Voice Profiler- apply profile
Apply a Voice Profile to a narration track
Voice Profiler- apply generic profile
Apply a Generic Voice Profile to a narration track
Voice Profiler- remove
Remove the Voice Profiler from the track
Ctrl + UPublish you radio/audio story to multiple destinations with a single click
Publish - podcast
Create an upload target for a Mp3 Podcast
Publish - enhanced podcast
Create a upload target for an Enhanced Podcast with chapters, images ...
Publish - file upload
Publish you audio work to a FTP server or other file destinatio
Publish - Soundcloud
Publish your work to your Soundcloud account
Publish - PRX
Publish your work to your PRX (Public Radio Exchange) account
Properties - info
file/ properties/ infoMeta Data Properties for the current session
Properties - tracks
file/ properties/ tracksOrganize the tracks. Add, delete and rename the tracks
Properties - clipboard
file/ properties/ clipboardOrganize the groups in the Clipboard. Add, delete and rename the groups
Properties - default
file/ properties/ defaultsSave default session. Revert to factory settings
Options/preferences/audio Set the audio input/output, sample-rate and more for the interface
Preferences - Interface
Options/preferences/interfaceSet features for the interface, like language, preroll …
Preferences - advanced
Options/preferences/advancedSome of the less often used features…
Import from iDevice
File / import from iDeviceImport session created on Hindenburg Field Recorder
Select - gap
Triple-click Select the empty space between two regions
Ctrl+ SSave your session
Shift + Ctrl + SSave a version of your session
Ctrl+ EExport your session as a mixed down file. You can export in a number of different file formats.
Export - selection
Shift + Ctrl + EExport selected regions, selections or tracks
Export - options
Ctrl+ EYou can adjust the default export file formats Make your own BWF (*.wav) export formats and save them
Choose trial version
Help / Registration Key ...You can switch between using the features in Hindenburg Journalist & Hindenburg Journalist PRO in the menu “Registration Key”.
Record from internet
options/audio/record Record audio from the internet.
Punch In Recording
Ctrl + SpacebarStop the recording - rewind and Punch in to re-record.
Pick Up Recording
Ctrl + SpacebarPlace the playhead and hear a pre-roll before recording
ctrl + spacebarRecord to multiple tracks
Multitrack recording & Skype
Record a Skype conversation while recording in multitrack.
Link tracks together. Unlink them at any time.
Ctrl + ESet up the audio export with loudness normalization.
Publish using loudness
Ctrl + USet up the Publish export with loudness normalization. Set up different publish targets with different loudness levels.
Add Cart Chunk data to the ENCO file, meta data & markers such as Talk time and Segue.
Arm Linked Tracks
When recording to Linked tracks the tracks, tracks will be Armed simultaneously.
shift + ctrl + right arrow (left arrow) Use "Insert special" when editing Phone interviews with overlapping audio.
shift + mouse dragUse the Marquee tool to select regions in Hindenburg.
shift + ctrl + right arrow (left arrow) Snap the regions to point of interest; playhead, markers, end lines.. Select a region or regions and use the shortcut.
Select all to end
Ctrl + Alt + Click Region Select all regions on all tracks that follow the current region.
Region Cut (aka The Lasse Edfast)
Shift + Ctrl + XThe Cut edit will only affect the region - not the entire track
shift + Ctrl + MouseMove the edit point without breaking the edit apart
Slide audio inside region
Shift + Ctrl + MouseSliding the audio inside the region
Add sequence to clipboard
Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Group numberAdd a sequence of regions or clips to the clipboard.
Export from Clipboard
Export clips directly from the clipboard.
Noise Reduction (COMING SOON)
Noise reduction is an effect that can help reduce noise in your audio recordings
Export session to WaveLab
File / Save As / AES31 ('*.adl)Export Hindenburg sessions to WaveLab. Hindenburg supports the export format AES - 31