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Mr. Chris Mottes

CEO, Partner


Chris has more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management and business development in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen.


Before joining the Hindenburg team in 2011, Chris successfully founded several media companies including Deadline Film and TV, Deadline Games, Vision Park Entertainment and Six Ravens Capital.


Mr. Preben Friis

CTO, Founder


Preben has more than 20 years experience in software development. He has a background in engineering, software optimizing, mobile phone development and desktop software development.


Before setting up Hindenburg Systems, Preben worked as a software developer and designer for a number of technology companies, including Nokia, HiQ IT consultancy and GN Nettest.


Preben has a B.Sc. in Electro Engineering from the University of Southern Denmark.


Creative Director

Mr. Nick Dunkerley

Creative Director, Founder


With a background in sound engineering and radio journalism at DR (Danish National Broadcasting Corporation), Nick has more than 15 years experience in public radio broadcasting.


Before founding Hindenburg Systems, he worked as a consultant for community radio stations in Zambia.


It was while working on a radio project there that he made the initial sketches for an audio editor. “I just need something simple that can be used by any storyteller ….. “



Software developer

Mr. Martin Swanholm


Martin is an experienced information architect and software developer with a background in physics and computer science.

Martin first started playing around with digital audio editing 25 years ago and has been passionate about the field ever since.

During the past 12 years, Martin has worked with all aspects of IT and the software life cycle such as architecture, development, maintenance, documentation, test, training and support.







Our mission

 - to tear down the technical divide between storytellers and their audience.


Every day 4 billion radio sets are turned on and tuned in.


Stories are spread through the airwaves from Alaska to Antarctica.


From cities to rural areas. Radio gives voice to street children in Tanzania, indigenous journalists in Nepal and war correspondents covering the darkest corners of our world. 


Radio touches our hearts. 


The stories we hear change our perspective. 


Radio can strengthen communities and build nations. 


But despite radio being the most widespread media on the planet, there can still be a long way from storytellers to their audience. 


Our mission is to close that gap….



Why 'Hindenburg'?

"Why choose the name Hindenburg for your software?" is the one question we are almost always asked. Often it os  followed by a number of 'crash and burn' jokes.


In order to answer, we need some historical context:


In 1937, Chicago reporter Herbert Morrison witnessed The Hindenburg Disaster. A German passenger airship, the LZ 129 Hindenburg, caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Covering the tragic accident, Mr. Morrison created radio history as he gave the world’s first eyewitness news report. 


His professional response and accurate descriptions combined with very emotional response to this unexpected disaster have made the recordings a seminal moment in audio history.


The Hindenburg Disaster was a tragedy, but it marked the birth of mobile reporting and expanded the possibilities for global communication.


At Hindenburg we are dedicated to supporting the production of great radio stories, and this is why we pay homage to the Hindenburg Disaster. 


Our story

Hindenburg Systems was born 2008. In Lusaka, Zambia.

It was a warm evening and pitch dark. Lusaka was quiet except for a few dogs barking in the distance. There was a blackout. The power was off as it so often was at dinner time. All the cookers in town had switched on at once, overpowering the powerplant. This happened most nights. 


On a porch in a garden where the two founders of Hindenburg systems. They sat sitting starring into the dark. 

“Fancy a drink?” Nick asked. 

“Mmmm,” Preben said.  

The power would come back on at some point but right now there was not much else to do than sit and talk. So they did. And one of the things that came up was audio editing software. 

This was something they both where familiar with. Nick had a background in audio engineering and Preben in software development and stage sound. Together they had played in a band. Music had developed their friendship. Work had never really come up. 


“I’m working on a community radio project,” said Nick sipping his drink. “And I have a problem.”

“Mmmm,” said Preben. 

The problem Nick had was, that he could not find a audio editor that suited the project. 

“It needs to be simple, reliable and affordable … and designed for radio,” he said.


Radio journalists and rural reporters should be able to use the software. Some of the users might not even be able to read or write. Nick had been looking at all the software he knew and had used in the past. He had disqualified them all. So he asked Preben if he knew of any software that might work for the project. 

“It sounds like you have tried them all,” he said. 

The both sat and stared into the garden for a while. Night sounds filled the air. Nick broke the silence.

“You know a thing or two about programming, right?”

“mmm, “ Preben answered reluctantly. Maybe anticipating what would come next. 


The rest - as they say - is history...





Middle East Week

From patrolling the streets of Iraq as a soldier to podcasting from Jordan. Karl Morand, the host of Middel East Week tells how he became a audio producer.

The NPR Correspondent

Listen to NPR's foreign and national correspondent Kelly McEvers talk about reporting from the "Arab Spring" uprisings and using the Hindenburg Field Recorder.

The Penn State IT guy

Listen to Chris Mauer, computer systems administrator at Penn State University talk about implementing and using Hindenburg Educator for media production.

The Penn State Teacher

Listen to Steve Reighard, lecturer and technical instructor at Penn State University talk about using Hindenburg Educator in the classroom.

The Freelance Audio Book Narrator

Listen to Erich Kruse, voice-over artist, talk about using the Hindenburg Audio Book Creator in his work as an audio book narrator.

The Broadcaster

Listen to Anders Magnusson talking about using Hindenburg Broadcaster in the newsroom of Radio 24syv.

Hindenburg Radio Spot


DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) is Denmark ’s oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. The corporation was founded in 1925 as a public service organisation. DR is an independent, licence financed public institution.


> DR


Nordjyske Medier

Nordjyske Holding is a media and communications group dating as far back as 1767, when a group of priests in Aalborg published the pamphlet 'News for Your Benefit and Entertainment'. 200 years later, what had grown to become a local newspaper empire was converted to the Aalborg Stiftstidende Foundation to ensure free and independent media for the Aalborg area in the future.


> Nordjyske Medier



Our news editors serve news and current events, while our own program editors and external producers create the daily and weekly culture, science, and debate programs.

We cover the territory within Danish national boarders on FM radio, DAB radio, plus web and mobile streaming.


> 24syv



In pursuit of our mission to express Canadian culture and enrich the democratic life of this country, we strive to be a socially minded organization in everything that we do — from our programming and community activities, which provide public value; to our social, environmental and business 




> CBC - Radio Canada Montreal



WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC World Service, as well as a wide range of award-winning local programming.




Atlantic Public Media

The goal of Atlantic Public Media is to extend the power of a story shared. We believe in the art of the story, in the power of sound and spoken word, and in the creative use of our tools — radio and the internet


> Atlantic Public Media



KCBX is a cultural resource that exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for our listeners and users, especially on the Central Coast of California. KCBX will strive to serve listeners and users with interests in news, public affairs, and alternative musical arts, and will encourage an interest in and appreciation of fine arts and local, national and global issues. As an NPR station, KCBX puts our community in touch with the world.





KSFR-FM is a broadcast radio station licensed to White Rock, New Mexico, and serving the Santa Fe area broadcasting on 101.1 FM.





WSKG serves to inspire with the highest quality educational programming, explore the arts, culture and heritage of the region and beyond, engage in thoughtful consideration of news and issues of importance, and entertain with the very best in multimedia programming.




Louisville Public Media

We offer high quality, commercial-free, independent journalism and cultural programming that is completely free and accessible to all people in our region and beyond.


> Louisville Public Media



Every day , we create , produce and distribute corporate radio programs for 5 million listeners in 10 languages.


> MediaMeeting


Radio NOVA

Radio Nova started broadcasting in the spring of 1997 and by the autumn it had already become the most listened-to commercial radio channel in Finland.


> Radio NOVA


Radio România

Radio România Internaţional (Romanian: Radio România Internaţional, or RRI) is a Romanian radio station owned by the Romanian public radio broadcaster Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune (SRR, the national public radio in Romania) that broadcasts abroad.


> Radio România


Rozana Radio

Rozana is an independent, politically and religiously non-affiliated media. Its programs discuss Syrian issues and strive to give voice to all different viewpoints. Rozana aims to be a voice supporting democratic values, and encourage the adoption of the concepts of citizenship and justice in Syria.


> Rozana Radio



KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.





Radioactive Broadcasting specializes in creative content, media partnerships, marketing and brand expansion.  We help our strategic partners grow their reach and increase their sales through internet radio and television shows, integrated content and social media.


> Radioactive Broadcasting


Radio Bahá’í

Radio Bahá’í strives to reflect universal spiritual principles and the application of the teachings of the Baha’i Faith in its programing.


> Radio Bahá’í



It’s been said that Strix is the industry’s Maverick. It’s been said that Strix is the true underdog. We can live with that. We know who we are. Strix is a unique company with a strong journalistic backbone combined with a remarkably strong desire to engage and entertain.


> Strix


Radio Campus Paris

Radio Campus Paris was founded in 1998 with the desire to create a new alternative media for all French students. The radio is structured around four employees, three volunteers and nearly 200 active members, mostly students and volunteers; Journalists, reporter, editors, technicians and administrators.


> Radio Campus Paris


Redwood Community Radio

Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming


> Redwood Community Radio



Der Rat der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) und die Vereinigung Evangelischer Freikirchen (VEF) haben mich beauftragt, Gottes Wort einladend zu übertragen und mediengerecht in Szene zu setzen.





We bring together a community of curators who can introduce you to stuff worth loving. Including great stuff produced right in your hometown








Duke University

We live, learn, and work in a world that is increasingly diverse, and it’s our diversity that adds depth, richness and excitement to the experience of being a part of the Duke community. 


Duke University


Stanford University

One of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex worl


Stanford University


Berkeley - University of California

The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation


> Berkeley - University of California


Penn State

Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future.


> Penn State


University of Wollongong

We are a young, internationally recognised university. Our personalised approach encourages bright minds to collaborate through learning and research to deliver world-class results that have impacts across the globe.


University of Wollongong


Santa Fe University

Our mission is to prepare talented students around the world for successful careers as creative professionals in the fields of art, design, entrepreneurship, and innovation.


> Santa Fe - University of art and design


University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a public research university with a dynamic culture of teaching and learning, and a special commitment to urban and global engagement. Our vibrant, multi-cultural educational environment encourages our broadly diverse campus community to thrive and succeed.


> University of Massachusetts Boston


The University of Copenhagen

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level.


> The University of Copenhagen


Danish School of Journalism

Danish School of Media and Journalism is a training and knowledge center for the media and communications sector with a focus on talent, lifelong learning and innovation.


> Danish School of Media and Journalism



The university is research-driven and provides education for future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on advanced knowledge.


> Roskilde University



The University of Southern Denmark have five faculties with more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. We conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world.


> The University of Southern Denmark


Metropolitan University College

Metropolitan University College is a university of applied sciences with campuses in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Metropolitan offers Bachelor’s Degree programmes, Academy Profession Degree programmes, postgraduate studies, and conducts applied research and development activities in welfare-sector subjects such as health, rehabilitation, welfare technology, management, education and social work.


Metropolitan University College


The University of Iceland

In 2006, the University of Iceland set itself the ambitious long-term goal to become one of the 100 leading universities in the world. In order to achieve that goal, the university intends to focus on outstanding research, teaching and support services.


> The University of Iceland



Ilisimatusarfik is situated in the small but bustling capital city of Greenland, Nuuk. With a university population of about 600 students spread across three institutes in the city, it specialises today in in the following academic disciplines: Social Science; Cultural and Social History; Language Literature and Media; Journalism; Theology; Social Work, Translation and Interpretation; Nursing and Health Sciences; and Teaching.


> Ilisimatusarfik  - Greenland University


Umeå University

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world


> Umeå University


The London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.


> The London School of Economics


Evangelische Hochschule Berlin

The Evangelical University Berlin (EMB ) is a modern & performance-oriented training and research institution for social and health services.


> Evangelische Hochschule Berlin


Akademie für publizistik

We are the leading institution for education in journalism and training in Germany . 

We offer challenging courses for all types of media be it print, radio, TV or cross media


> Akademie für publizistik


Docemus Privatschulen

Im Mittelpunkt unserer Arbeit steht die weit gefächerte Vermittlung von Bildung und humanistischen Werten auf der Basis soliden Grundlagenwissens. Unsere Schüler sind nach ihrer Schulzeit in der Lage, ihr Leben selbst in die Hand zu nehmen und zu gestalten.


> Docemus Privatschulen


The French Press Institute

The French Press Institute ("IFP") is a public institution of research and higher education, which has served as the department for communication and journalism studies at Panthéon-Assas University since 1970. Founded in 1937, the French Press Institute is the oldest and one of the finest French schools in the field of journalism.


> The French Press Institute


Sorbonne Nouvelle

Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and more broadly in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, the Sorbonne Nouvelle offers high-level multidisciplinary training in the following areas: Language, Arts & Human and Social Sciences


> Université Sorbonne Nouvelle


Georgetown College

The mission of Georgetown College is to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian community.


> Georgetown College


Whitman College

A Whitman education is rooted in the traditional liberal arts values like critical thought and academic rigor; add in prestigious internships, off-campus study and civic engagement opportunities, and it becomes more than the sum of its parts. The Whitman experience transforms, allowing students to turn education into life.


Whitman College


The Dayton Early College Academy

The Dayton Early College Academy is singularly focused on preparing urban learners to go to college and graduate. DECA is an early college high school that offers Dayton Public School students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to excel academically and succeed in their goal of graduating from college


The Dayton Early College Academy


Middlebury College

We strive to engage students' capacity for rigorous analysis and independent thought within a wide range of disciplines and endeavors, and to cultivate the intellectual, creative, physical, ethical, and social qualities essential for leadership in a rapidly changing global community.


> Middlebury College


Carleton College

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.


> Carleton College
















Yellow Springs Schools

"The mission of The Yellow Springs Schools is to create a challenging educational environment where each student contributes to the intellectual and cultural richness of the community and is provided the skills and knowledge to become a socially responsible self-directed, life-long learner.”


Yellow Springs Schools


The Jericho School

The Jericho Public Schools are committed to nurturing the individual capabilities and unique talents of all members of the educational community and preparing them for the rapid technological changes of the information age.


> The Jericho School 


J.f.K. High School

The academy programs at John F. Kennedy High School create a supportive learning environment for students that promotes high academic achievement, enhances the capacity for further learning, focuses on student interests, and encourages student involvement in order to produce responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.


John f. Kennedy High School


Detroit Community Schools

The mission of Detroit Community Schools is to awaken our students' highest aspirations and develop the capabilities they need to lead purposeful and productive lives.


Detroit Community Schools


Copenhagen Youth School

Copenhagen Youth School offers free leisure-time classes and full-time education for young people living in Copenhagen. Our leisure-time our full-time education offers different kinds of schools to young people from 7th to 10th grade and different alternative school options for young people up to the age of 25.


Copenhagen Youth School


Copenhagen City School

We promote genuine understanding , openness, tolerance and respect for diversity - in ourselves and each other .


Copenhagen City School


Grundtvigs Højskole

Grundtvigs Højskole er en almen højskole med et bredt udvalg af fag. Skemaets sammensætning giver hver enkelt elev mulighed for at gå i dybden med et enkelt fagområde fx fotojournalistik, politik, filosofi eller journalistik.


> Grundtvigs Højskole


Vestre Skole

Det er en vision, at Vestre Skole er i stand til at udvikle læreprocesser og kompetencer som en del af det kommunale uddannelsestilbud for skolens brugere   - elever, forældre og personale.


> Vestre Skole




For over 30 years, NPR Satellite Services has been providing comprehensive satellite solutions to commercial broadcasters and networks. We offer C-band transponder space on Intelsat's Galaxy 16 satellite, which provides complete geographic coverage of the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.




Indigenous Media Foundation

Indigenous Media Foundation is a non-profit media organisation founded and run by a group indigenous journalists in Nepal. It initiates and supports the development of media channels that give the under-represented indigenous nationalities their own voice through radio, websites, TV and print.


Indigenous Media Foundation


Deutsche Welle

DW has developed regional television lineups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, with radio and online content available in 30 different languages.

DW Akademie offers media professionals a broad range of training and consulting services. DW Akademie also provides cross-media traineeships, a bilingual master’s degree, as well as media training for executives of organizations and companies working internationally.


> Deutsche Welle


Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.


> Médecins Sans Frontières


Developing Radio Partners

Developing Radio Partners (DRP) is a US-based non-profit media development organization that works with local radio stations in developing countries, providing them with the skills they need to bring reliable information to those who need it most.


> Developing Radio Partners



Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment


> Greenpeace



"Hunger is an inevitable consequence of poverty. Hunger is the most grotesque example of inequity in the world. DCA is fighting hunger with all of the means we have, both in the short and longer term.”


> DanChurchAid



Gambia Press Union (GPU) aims to be a champion of press freedom and the right of journalists to practice their profession in The Gambia.


> Gambia Press Union 



URTI is an association with international character of which the action principles are based on the pooling of means by its members. It manages, administratively as well as technically, a catalogue of audiovisual programme exchanges put at the members’s disposal by the members.





The Institut national de l'audiovisuel is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives.





The Greenlandic parliament is called “Inatsisartut”. It’s composed of 31 members who are elected for a 4-year period and convene for two periods a year (autumn and spring). The Inatsisartut approves the executive government “Naalakkersuisut”, which is responsible for the central administration headed by a Premier with a cabinet.


> Inatsisartut



German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation

Radio stations supported by GIZ; Radio ATL FM, Radio, Eagle FM, Radio Focus FM, Radio Univers, Radio Windy Bay





The School of business information (EMI-CFD) provides a range of training courses within the press sector, publishing, graphic arts, photography and multimedia.





At Nota we work to ensure that everyone have equal opportunities to acquire knowledge and experiences. If you have difficulty reading ordinary printed text Nota is your library.





Synskadades Riksförbund Stockholms och Gotlands län 

Synskadades Riksförbund Stockholms och Gotlands län är ett distrikt inom Synskadades Riksförbund, SRF.




L’Arche Kenya

L’Arche is an international Federation of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together.


> L’Arche Kenya


Adventure Science Center

Our award-winning programs include daily science demonstrations, Discovery Cart activities, workshops, lectures, camps, Science Cafes and other special events.


> Adventure Science Center


Chemical Heritage Foundation

We focus on the sciences and technologies of matter and materials and their effect on our modern world, in territory ranging from the physical sciences and industries, through the chemical sciences and engineering, to the life sciences and technologies.


> Chemical Heritage Foundation


Fond du Lac Public Library

The Fond du Lac Public Library serves the community by supporting literacy, lifelong learning and diversity through customer friendly services that inform, entertain and inspire.


> Fond du Lac Public Library



GHETTOBLASTER er DFUNK's community radio på Ydre Nørrebro. Vi afholder workshops for børn og unge, laver podcasts og audiowalks og sender live på FM 95,5 MHz.





A broadcast network featuring the best of technology, culture, news and more. You know, just the good stuff.


> Goodstuff.fm








Radio Aid

Hindenburg Journalist was originally created as an editing tool for community radio. We continue to help NGO initiatives and media development programmes by making the application available at no or very low cost. 


We also offer discounts on our products to NGOs working to promote media development and we are always looking for new projects to support.


Although we have limited means, we also offer to support podcasts and audio events that we feel push forward radio as a democratic medium. 


Below are just a few of the projects that we are proud to sponsor:


- The Children's Radio Foundation helping young people speak up about their concerns and reach out to their peers with over 50 youth radio projects across five African countries.


- Third Coast Festival curating sound-rich audio stories from around the world and sharing them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place.


- Radio Camp NYC a new summer program for middle and high school students to learn the public radio style of reporting and storytelling. Not just by listening, but by telling their own!


- Indigenous Media Foundation, Nepal is a non-profit indigenous media organisation founded by indigenous journalists in Nepal. It aims to initiate and support the development of multiple media channels througout Nepal that give each of the 63 under-represented indigenous nationalities their own voice. Indigenous people represent up to 50% of the population.


Media channels include the website Indigenousvoice.com and a network of indigenous community radio stations like Radio Kairan and Radio Likhu, which Hindenburg support.


- Gambia Press Union a legally registered union that is dedicated not only to press freedom and media development, but also to the development of Gambia in general.


Please contact us for details and questions.





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Company details

Hindenburg Systems ApS
VAT reg. no.: DK-32359337
Tel (sales only): +45 43 42 32 31
For support, please use: Hindenburg Online Support

Registered address:  Postal and visiting address: 
Brobyvej 58 Nørre Farimagsgade 23, kld. tv.
DK-2650 Hvidovre DK-1364 Copenhagen K
Denmark Denmark








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