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Ctrl + NCreate a new session.


Ctrl+ OOpen a session.

Auto level

“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.

Region "Handles"

A region can be manipulated in a number of ways; gain, trim and fade.

Zoom - selection

Ctrl + H“Zoom selection” is used when zooming in on a specific area of the audio.


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- region

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.

Insert silence

Ctrl + right arrow“Insert Silence” is used to insert room into the edit.

Delete silence

Ctrl + left arrow“Delete Silence” is used to delete blank room in the edit.

Edit silence

“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 up & down arrow keys

Play selection

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

Scrub JKL

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...


"full stop"Adjust the speed of the playback


Set audio waveform view

Split stereo

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 - 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.


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 - Rename

Shift + EnterRename the markers

Markers - Renumber

Shift + EnterRenumber the markers

Markers - Delete

DeleteDelete a Marker

Voice Profiler

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

Properties - tracks

file/ properties/ tracksOrganize the tracks. Add, delete and rename the tracks

Select - gap

Triple-click Select the empty space between two regions


Ctrl+ SSave your session

Save as

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

Marquee selection

shift + mouse dragUse the Marquee tool to select regions in Hindenburg.

Noise Reduction

Noise reduction is an effect that can help reduce noise in your audio.


Open Hindenburg ABC by double clicking on the icon


The toolbar hold the most common features. File management, editing, zoom, view mode and the book bar.

Open book


Set Headings

Ctrl 1 - 9Create & Record structure by adding headings. Title, name, chapters, notes

Before recording

Shift + RPress the “Arm Rec” button to prepare the track for recording

Record eBook

Right arrowRecord Book

Record structure

Shift + RYou can now begin recording your book.

Pick up - Book

Punch In recording for re-recording stumbles in the narration

Pick Up - structure

left arrowRewind and redo recording

Record with Pre-roll

Right arrowSet the playhead at the desired punch in point

Sync audio & structure

Ctrl + EnterSynchronize audio and structure from existing audio and structure

Sync audio & eBook

Synchronize pre-recorded audio and a book. Open the book and import the audio.

Add headings to audio

Add headings to existing audio. Import pre recorded audio and add structure

Narration View

Let narrators record a book in the Narration view

Automatic markup

Tools / Automatic MarkupAutomatically create a structure from an audio file. The Automatic Markup will set markers according to the user-defined parameters, the length of pauses in the audio material and then signal level


File/ Properties / InfoMandatory NLS meta data fields are present: Title, author, narrator ...

Import OPF file

File/ Properties / InfoImport -opf Metadata from a book.

Properties Tracks

File / Properties / TracksOrganize tracks. Add, delete, rename and re-arrange tracks in the workspace.

Styles - add/remove

Add or remove headings from the BookBar

Styles - rename

Renaming the Headings will add the customized text to the manuscript when adding headings

Styles - sequential names

Add a “#” to the name “Chapter #” to create sequential text entries

Styles - class

Add classes to the headings.

Styles - new

Create new styles/Headings to the BookBar


Use the current BookBar setting as a template

Properties Default

File / Properties / DefaultApply the changes made in the current session to all sessions

View Structure

View/ View Structure“View structure” shows the underlying structure in the manuscript. See Heading levels and classes.

Turn Tools on/off

View/ToolbarsTools, Transport, Clock, Bookbar - Turn the different toolbars on/off.

View work windows

Manuscript, Narrator View, Table of Contents, Text source, Markers, Favorites

Zoom in manuscript

Ctrl (+)+ or -Increase and decrease the text size.

Zoom in Narration view

Ctrl (+)+ or - / Zoom pinch on touch screenIncrease and decrease the text size

Zoom in Table of contents

Ctrl (+)+ or - / Ctrl + mouse wheelIncrease and decrease the text size

Zoom audio

Ctrl (+)+ or - / Ctrl + mouse wheelZoom in / out on the audio regions

Zoom track height

Ctrl + Shift (+) + or - / Ctrl +Shift + mouse wheelIncrease or decrease the track height


“All Mode” is the whole tree, so to speak. Use it to get an overview of the entire audio book.


“Branch” - shows the audio regions in the current heading 1 and it sub-headings H2. H3 … “Branch” to single out a chapter for editing.


“Leaf” - shows the audio for the current heading..


Tools / Options / Audio Set the audio options: input, output, sample rate and recording mode.


Tools / Options / interface Set up the interface behavior. Choose the settings that work best for your workflow


Tools / Options / advancedSet up the behavior for automatic leveling and preview application

Settings Daisy 2.02

File / properties / Book Export / DAISY 2.02Set up the export setting for the DAISY 2.02 export.

Settings ePub3

File / properties / Book Export / ePub3Set up the export setting for the ePub3 export.

Settings Audiobook

File / properties / Book Export / AudioBook Set up the export setting for the DAISY 2.02 export.

Settings NLS

File / properties / Book Export / ANSI/NISO Z39.86 (NLS DTB)Adjust Book Export settings for NLS DTB

Export DAISY 2.02

File / Export / DAISY 2.02Export in DAISY 2.02 format.

Export ePub3

File / Export / ePubExport in ePub3 format

Export NLS DTB

File / Export / NLS DTBExport in NLS DTB format.

Export Audio book

File / Export / Audio Book Export as Audio Book

Export File

File / Export Export as single audio file

Multimedia Type

Set the Multimedia Type for the book. The “multimedia type” is rather important....

Re-record text in manuscript

Re-record a word or sentence in a book. Select the word or sentence in the manuscript and re-record it.

Re-record audio in workspace

Re-record a selection of audio in the workspace. Highlight a word or sentence for re-recording

Batch Export

Shift + Ctrl + B Batch export allows you to export multiple session with one operation.


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