After you pay for your Hindenburg licence, you will receive a registration email
Step by step guide to install Hindenburg
Hindenburg / 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.
⌘ + NCreate a new session.
⌘+ OOpen a session.
“Auto level” is applied to all audio that is imported into the workspace.
Auto level - manual
⌘ + L“Manual Auto level” is used for letting Hindenburg adjust the levels on selected audio.
Selection in & out
⌘ 1 & ⌘ 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
⌘ + plus/minus or ⌘ + mousewheelZoom in to see more details and zoom out to get a better overview.
Zoom - selection
⌘ + H“Zoom selection” is used when zooming in on a specific area of the audio.
Zoom -track height
Shift + ⌘ + Plus & Minus“Zoom Track Height” is used to make the tracks larger or smaller.
⌘ + 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
⌘ + B"Split selection” is used to separate a region. This can be used to quickly select areas that later can be removed or moved.
Backspace"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
Backspace"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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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.
⌘ + 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.
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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.
⌘ + 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 + ⌘ + V "Replace" is used to replace audio. This can be used to replace for example a short breath with a longer breath.
⌘ + 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 + ⌘ + 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 + ⌘ + arrow up/down “Audio bedding” is typically used for “bedding” ambience under a narration or interview
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + F“Cross Fade” is used for making a transition from one sound to another on the same track.
Fade - cross fade point
⌘ + mouse“Cross Fade point” is the cross section of the fade. It can be moved to fit the fade point better.
Fade - multitrack
⌘ + F“Multi track Fade” is used for adding the same fade for more than one track.
⌘ + right arrow“Insert Silence” is used to insert room into the edit.
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + ASelect all the regions on one track
Select - all regions
Alt + ⌘ + 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
⌘ + GGroup regions together to move the around as a group
⌘ + GUngroup regions to edit individual region
Import - file manager
⌘ + 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 up & down 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.
Record Skype 8 calls
This Tutorial will show you how to record a Skype 8 call
⌘ + 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 + ⌘ + 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
⌘ + DragDrag soundbites from the workspace to the clipboard
Clipboard - move selection
Alt + ⌘ + 1,2,3,4...Move a selection from the workspace to a clipboard group
Clipboard - drag regions
⌘ + DragDrag a region or multiple regions from the workspace to the clipboard
Clipboard - move regions
Alt + ⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + DelDelete all clips in the clipboard
Clipboard - import clipboard
⌘ + TImport a clipboard from another session
⌘ + Alt + F The Favorites clipboard is a place to store audio that you use frequently
Favorites - import audio
⌘ + 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
⌘ + mouseDrag soundbites from the workspace to the Favorite clipboard
Favorites - move to
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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 - AU effects
Apply any AU plugin to the track
Effects - None
Remove any an effect from the effect bin
Alt + ⌘ + MThe Markers View is the where you can see, rename and move to marker point
Markers - set new
⌘ + 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
Option + Cmd + EnterMark points of interest in the Audio. The Cue Point will be locked tot he audio and not the timeline. The Cue Points will follow your edits.
Chapters - overview
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + 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
⌘ + UPublish you radio/audio story to multiple destinations with a single click
Create an upload target for a Mp3 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
Use the Publish feature to upload audio directly to Soundcloud at -16 LUFS
Use the Publish feature to upload audio directly to Libsyn at -16 LUFS
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
Hindenburg/preferences/audioSet the audio input/output, sample-rate and more for the interface
Preferences - Interface
Hindenburg/preferences/interfaceSet features for the interface, like language, preroll …
Preferences - advanced
Hindenburg/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
⌘+ SSave your session
Shift + ⌘ + SSave a version of your session
⌘+ EExport your session as a mixed down file. You can export in a number of different file formats.
Export - selection
Shift + ⌘ + EExport selected regions, selections or tracks
Export - options
⌘+ EYou can adjust the default export file formats Make your own BWF (*.wav) export formats and save them
OPUS & FLAC
Export as OPUS or FLAC
Choose trial version
Hindenburg / Registration key ...You can switch between using the features in Hindenburg Journalist & Hindenburg Journalist PRO in the menu “Registration Key”.
Record from internet
Preferences / audio / recordRecord audio from the internet.
Punch In Recording
⌘ + SpacebarStop the recording - rewind and Punch in to re-record.
Pick Up Recording
⌘ + SpacebarPlace the playhead and hear a pre-roll before recording
ctrl + spacebarRecord to multiple tracks
Link tracks together. Unlink them at any time.
⌘ + ESet up the audio export with loudness normalization.
Publish using loudness
⌘ + 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
⌘ + Alt + Click Region Select all regions on all tracks that follow the current region.
Region Cut (aka The Lasse Edfast)
Shift + ⌘ + XThe Cut edit will only affect the region - not the entire track
Shuffle Trim (Slip Edit)
shift + ⌘ + MouseMove the edit point without breaking the edit apart
Slide audio inside region
Shift + ⌘ + MouseSliding the audio inside the region
Add sequence to clipboard
Shift + ⌘ + Alt + Group numberAdd a sequence of regions or clips to the clipboard.
Export from Clipboard
Export clips directly from the clipboard.
Noise reduction is an effect that can help reduce noise in your audio.
Export session to WaveLab
File / Save As / AES31 ('*.adl)Export Hindenburg sessions to WaveLab. Hindenburg supports the export format AES - 31
Menu bar /Hindenburg / Registration KeyActivate a Hindenburg product with your registration key
ctrl + MMute a single or multiple regions
AAF for ProTools™
Save sessions in a AAF format that can be read by Protools
Open ProTools™ sessions
Hindenburg can now open ProTools sessions. The formats that are supported are; .ptx & .ptf
Option + Cmd + MouseWith Time Stretch it’s possible to make the audio slightly shorter or longer
Google Hangouts & more
Record phone calls from applications like Google Hangout, Skype and other ...
Right-click in timelineRAD works by podcast producers adding specific time markers (‘RAD markers') to things they want consumption data on - a story, an ad or a section.
Shift + ⌘+ MNeed to tidy up the many edits you have done? Now you can merge them all together to one smart region. This is all non destructive and editable.
Shift + ⌘ + L Magic levels is a feature that can help you with a number of levels settings problem incl Adaptive levels, Auto Mix, De-Bleed, Auto Duck.
File / Music ReportIf you need to report music usage from your show, then you know that it can be a tedious job - finding all the music information and timing the usage in your show.