Version 1.85 build 2336
Fixed a bug where cuts in Merged regions could cause a click
Fine-tunings to Magic Levels
Version 1.85 build 2334
Fixes for Magic Levels
- Fixed undo after Magic Level in some instances
- Fixed Magic Level treating some speech files as music
Protools import fix
Improved finding of files after PTX import
Shortened time stamps in Chapters: "Copy as Text"
Music Report fix
Made time stamps from Music Report longer if session is more than one hour.
Version 1.85 build 2332
- adaptive levels, auto mix, auto ducking and de-bleed - with a single click.
Magic Levels are an extension of the regular Auto levels. While Auto levels will set the correct overall level for a region, then the Magic levels are content aware.
Magic can set adaptive levels - the volume changes within the region.
But Magic levels can more that that. It’s also aware of other selected regions and can set levels that respond to the level in other regions. This can be used for auto mix, auto ducking and de-bleed.
> See the tutorial
Merge - Smart Regions
Working with multiple regions can be tricky. Moving then together as one or trying to make volume changes to them. With *Merge” you cab create a Smart Region. It’s a region that swallows up all the small regions, but acts like a single region. You can add fades, ducks, soundbeds to the Smart Region and even edit it. But all the small regions are still living in the belly of the Smart Region - and you can at any time Un-Merge the Smart Region and continue editing your original material.
Top & Tail
Trim the beginning and end of a region with a single click. Just place the playhead where you would like to edit the region.
Trim the beginning of the region with Q and the end with W.
Preserve the sync
When working on complex multitrack sessions it it important to be able to edit without affecting the current work. Top & Tail has a trick up it’s sleeve. Holding Shift while trimming the region will only affect the current region.
> See the tutorial
Do you need to hand in Music Reports for copyrighted music in your show? Then you w how long this can take. With Music Report you will get all the information you need to file your report. Duration, start time, Artist, Album and Title.
Version 1.82 build 2320
Minor 3rd party plugin fixes
Fixed lost plugin settings when transferring session from Windows to mac.
Fixed import of Waves Debreath VST3 64 bit
Fix in Publish to Podbean
MP3 chapter fixes
Fix when URL in MP3 chapters was lost when length > 100 characters.
Version 1.82 build 2316
Tascam Model 16
Fixed crash when importing .WAV files from Tascam Model 16
Minor graphic bugfixes
Version 1.82 build 2312
mproved handling of Rodecaster Pro input labels
Thank you all for giving us feedback.
Save VST3 settings
Fixed 64-bit VST3 settings not saved in sessions
Fixed issue with certain national characters in file names
File name bug
Fixed issue with certain national characters in file names
Version 1.82 build 2302
Fixes to Build 2300
After the lastest release we have found a few bugs.
Thank you all for giving us feedback.
Alt + Click Zoom had a bug where it sometimes was not possible to go back to the previous level
Waves Plugin Bug
Waves plugins would be dibbled when reopening session.
VST Plugin Windows
Some version of Windows would show a warning when opening a VST Plugin
Version 1.82 build 2300
VST3 support (Windows only)
Hindenburg now supports VST3 on Windows
Scaling of VST plugin windows (Windows only)
F The VST plugins will now scale to fit the correct screen resolution.
Drag/Drop reordering of plugins
Plugins in the effects bin can now be rearranged. Simple drag and drop the effects into place.
See how it works
Hold down Alt (Option) and move the viewport around. This makes it simple to move, scroll and navigate in your audio material.
Alt + Click zoom to selection
This new Zoom function lets you quickly zoom in on a single region. When a region is highlighted, the Alt (Option) click on ot to zoom to fit workspace. Toggle the effect by clicking again.
Version 1.81 Build 2286
This is a Mac only update
Improved support for Darkmode in OSX
Fixed missing Podcast.co image in Publish
Version 1.81 Build 2284
Fixed crash when importing certain WAV files.
Version 1.81 Build 2282
It is now possible to publish to Podcast.co.
Support for opening StarTrack .dat files (Used by BBC.
The graphics update that we bummed in 2278 should now be working as expected. (Mostly benefits Windows users).
Support for importing Rødecaster 14-channel files with the right Stereo/Mono mappings.
Better recovery if something unexpected happens during save.
Version 1.81 Build 2278
There have been some issues with lagging graphics in later OSX versions. We have tried to improve the graphics in Hindenburg to reduce the lag
Version 1.81 Build 2276
Decript Sesx import
It is now possible to open sessions from Descript into Hindenburg Journalist PRO.
Export your session from Descript as a Adobe SESX session.
In Hindenburg Journalist PRO choose open - and from the dropdown Format menu, choose .sesx.
Increased buffer size
Improvements have been made to the buffer size to optimise performance.
Version 1.81 Build 2270
We are very happy to announce that Spreaker is now added as a Publish destination. To upload to your Spreaker account, open the Publish tool and press the + (plus) icon. choose Speaker and input your Spreaker credentials and choose the Show you would like to upload too.
Double up on Publish targets
As we have expanded the number of publish destination, we found it propper to also expand the number of Publish Targets you can create. So we have doubled them.
VST plugin OSX
Some VST plugins displayed a black or with windows. This has beed corrected.
A bug was found in the AFF export (thanks for helping finding it) and has been fixed. P
Version 1.81 Build 2262
Buzzsprout is added to the list of podcast uploads you find in Publish.
Volume & Pan
It is now possible to adjust the volume slider with small increments by holding Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) as you drag the track volume slider.
Pan / Balance now has a tooltip.
- Podbean upload
- AES31 session export
- BBC Meter
Features you can test with us
Open SESX & FCPxml
In Hindenburg PRO we are testing import of sessions from sesx (Adobe Audition) and FCPxml (Final Cut Pro)
The latest FCPX format is not supported.
Loudness Levels after FX
Help try out this feature where the autolevel measures after the effect on the track. We have found that it works in most cases, but there are some situations when measuring after compression the results can be counterintuitive.
This has to do with the fact that we are using loudness to set levels - and loudness is designed to eliminate the need for compression.
But, please do try it out and let us know what you think. If you would like to try it out, then you can open the features from Permissions.
Mac: Alt + Cmd P
Windows: Alt + Ctrl + P
Version 1.81 Build 2260
.wav import on Windows
Fixed sample rate conversion for 24 and 32 bit wav files on Windows.
Version 1.81 Build 2256
- M4a and mov files on Windows
Enabled import of m4a and mov files on Windows without Apple libraries.
- Fixed bug in mp3 chapters
- Fixed bugs in Podigee and Podbean publish
- Fixed bug in AU plugin hosting
Version 1.80 Build 2254
The previous update had a small problem with zoom … the problem being that it did not work on a touchpad. That is now fixed and you can get your fingers back into editing.
Some older OSX versions had problem with Mp3 export. That has been fixed with a new Lame build. Not only does it work, it’s also faster than ever before.
Version 1.80 Build 2252
RAD Markers are added to the list af Markers that can be set in the timeline. NPR's RAD is a method of measuring consumption data for podcasts RAD works by podcast producers adding specific time markers (‘RAD markers') to things they want consumption data on - a story, an ad or a section.
Fix for “Rehearse”
On Mac the “Rehearse clip” in the right-click menu has been fixed.
It’s now possible to export chapter markers to your Podigee account.
Version 1.80 Build 2250
Improved recovery of missing files.
Extended AES31 export features.
Improved robustness of MP3 metadata import
Version 1.80 Build 2244
Fixed problem with AU plugins
AU plugins did not show in Build 2242. Sorry about that.
There are still outstanding issues with Waves Plugins. Waves are currently addressing the problem.
Fixed problem with Publish to Podigee
Uploading to Podigee could give an Error 2007.
The problem was special characters, like æ å ø. This is now fixed.
Fixed problem with popup menus
It could happen that a pop-up menu, like plug & play or AutoUpdate, would appear when you were in another menu. This could freeze up the program.
Version 1.80 Build 2242
Fixed bugs in Publish
Libsyn and Whooshkaa should now work as before.
Repeated License Key input:
Users with 90 day trail versions where repeatedly asked to input the license key. This is now fixed.
Fixed AAC export:
On Mac you could experience a crash when exporting audio files in AAC HE format.
Version 1.80 Build 2236
Windows & MacOS
Improved AAF export
- Fixed bugs in clipboard drag'n'drop
- Implemented new .mov import
- Fixed support for Unicode paths
- Fixed non-working shortcuts
Version 1.80 Build 2228
Mac 64 Bit Update
The latest version of Mac OS Mojave requires 64 bit programs.
With this latest version of Hindenburg, the entire program has been tweaked to support Mojave.
The 64 bit version will also run with older versions of OSX.
Additional publish target have beed added.
Improvement of the import of ProTools sessions.
Mono export of M4a has created some problems i that previous build. It’s now fixed.
Version 1.70 Build 2206
- Drag & Drop from clipboard
- AAF export
- Resume Record Enable
Drag & Drop from Clipboard
There was a bug that sometimes crashed Hindenburg when dragging a dropping a region from the clipboard.
There was a bug when importing some AAF files into Protools.
Resume Record Enable
If you added a new track when a track was Record Enabled, then the connection was lost to the soundcard. You then needed to unable the track and then Record Enable it again.
Version 1.70 Build 2204
Devil Voice - Fix
There has been a problem when exporting multiclips from the clipboard in mono.
In this case you could experience “Devil Voice”.
Loudness - 16 LUFS ... again.
In Hindenburg Journalist the publish target of -16 LUFS was accidentally changed to -14 LUFS.
It now back where it should be.
Version 1.70 Build 2200
- Time Stretch
- Open Hindenburg in ProTools™
- Open ProTools™ in Hindenburg
- New Loudness Levels
With Time Stretch it’s possible to make the audio slightly shorter or longer.
This can be used to slightly adjust a Voice Track or to make changes to the segment time.
Time-Stretch in Hindenburg is reel time. No preview or rendering is necessary. You can work directly in the track and see how your final work will be. It’s also non destructive, so you can always go back to the original audio.
Time-stretch works best for minor adjustment with -10 & +10 %
Open in ProTools
Save sessions in a AAF format that can be read by Protools ™
Stations using ProTools can now accept work from producers that work in Hindenburg Journalist PRO.
With the export format AAF allows Hindenburg producers to exchange work with ProTools ™ users.
All tracks, audio offset gain settings and fades are ready for continued production.
Open PT in Hindenburg
Hindenburg can now open ProTools ™ sessions.
The formats supported are:
This is especially useful for former ProTools users that have switched to Hindenburg. Old session can be revisited. It can also be used when collaborating with producers using ProTools.
Audio offset, gain and fades are all preserved from the original ProTools session.
New Loudness levels
-16 LUFS has been the loudness standard for podcasts for some time. As users have gained more experience with loudness over the past years, new levels have come into play.
At Hindenburg we try to limit the options to what is industry standards. The latest loudness levels are added to meet the audio market. Smart speakers like Alexa Echo are recommending -14 LUFS, slightly louder than the -16 LUFS commonly used for Podcasts. At the other end BBC are recommending -18 LUFS for there productions.
ASIO is used for multi channel audio devices.
ASIO stands for Audio Stream Input/Output. ASIO is a sound card driver protocol used by some multi channel audio devices. Hindenburg now supports ASIO.
Version 1.66 Build 2176
Mark 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.
How it works
Set the playhead where you wold like to set the Cue Point.
Select the track that houses the region in question.
Set a Cue point by right clicking in the Timeline and choosing “Add Cue Point”
- Windows: Alt + Ctrl + Enter
- Mac: Option + cmd + Enter
-16 Loudness Normalisation- Fix
When exporting at -16 LUFS occasionally some clipping could be induced. This has been fixed.
Version 1.65 Build 2168
Fixed publish to FTP with names containing Unicode characters
Added possibility to log FTP upload
Fixed crash when loading sessions with Melda plug-ins on Windows
Version 1.65 Build 2166
Added support for 32-bit PCM files
Previously only 32-bit floating point files were supported
Added publish to Blubrry
Now possible to upload files directly to Blubrry
Fixed Skype input switching on OS X
In some cases the audio input was not switched correctly
Fixed CD import on Windows
Fixed bug introduced in earlier release
Version 1.65 Build 2160
Fixed input buffer overflow on Windows
Audio interfaces with many inputs could overflow the input buffer, causing errors and dropouts.
Fixed chapter export
Export by chapter would retain the audio format selected at the first export
Version 1.65 Build 2154
Support for multichannel WAV files
When you import a WAV file with more than 2 channels, they will now automatically be split into individual stereo/mono channels.
Added automatic cleanup of abandoned files in the temporary audio files folder.
Fixed a bug where slashes in track names resulted in misplaced files.
Offset/truncated chapter marks when using "Export Selection"
Clipboard now accessible for the blind on Windows
Version 1.65 Build 2150
Blank regions … you might have experienced that you opened a session and it had blank regions - regions with no waveforms or sound in them. This tutorial will show you how to relink the session and the audio.
It is now possible to uses the Hindenburg /Wide Orbit integration without having access to the
Wide Orbit server.
It is now also possible to input category name
"WASAPI Exclusive Mode" on Windows
improved support for Multi channel Audio Interfaces
Version 1.65 Build 2146
Some additional improvements to the Skype integration regarding pathing audio
It is now possible to export the time information of your Chapters.
- Open Chapters
- Right - Click in the Title Bar
- "Copy as Text"
- Paste in your favourite text editor
Version 1.65 Build 2138
We have made some improvements to Linked track.
Grouped regions will now behave better when trimming.
Some additional improvements to the Skype integration regarding sample rate conversion.
There was a problem starting the previous build in XP. That is now fixed.
Fixed made in case you have a USB hub.
Version 1.65 Build 2132
Call Recorder integration with Skype is working again:
(PRO, Broadcaster, Educator)
We have been struggling for some time to get Skype and Hindenburg to integrate as seamlessly as they did before Skype made changes to their API. And for that we apologise.
The good new is - we have found a solution! Here is a quick brush-up on how it works:
On Mac OS, part of the solution is to use a small program called Soundflower, which allows you to route any audio signal from your computer to Hindenburg. Soundflower is now installed together with the latest version of Hindenburg.
On Windows we use a built-in routing system called "Communication devices".
Linked Tracks improvements:
Hindenburg has been able to link tracks for some time. We were right chuffed about that until a very talented audio editor fra NPR pointed out a number of possible improvements. So now you can Break, Edit, Trim, Fade, Crossfade, Shuffle, Insert Silence and more when tracks are linked! Thanks very talented audio editor for kicking our butts!
It is now possible to mute individual regions. This can be practical for a quick preview of a mix - or muting part of a interview. Select the region and Cmd+M (Mac) or Ctrl+M to shut him up for a second!
OPUS & FLAC import:
Hindenburg already imports a long list of formats and converts them automatically to .wav for editing.
Recently two really good compressions formats, FLAC and OPUS, are gaining popularity, so we have added them to the list.
OPUS & FLAC export:
(PRO, Broadcaster, Educator)
In addition our PRO users can now export to FLAC and OPUS. We are particularly impressed with how great OPUS sounds despite extreme compression. Please do try it out - even at very, very low bitrates it sounds amazing!
Version 1.60 - build 2124
Break / split on all tracks
A few weeks back it was pointed out that slitting regions on multiple tracks back a bit cumbersome.
So we came up with a solution.
Split on all tracks: Alt (all tracks) + B (Break /Split)
Draw bug fixed
When adjusting fades on a group of multiple regions, there was a bug when rendering the graphics.
Thanks for pointing that one out - we had not tried that.
Publish as Podcast on Mac
For some time the option to create a new podcast publish has been missing from the publish menu. It is now back.
Version 1.60 Build 2122
Version 1.60 Build 2120
- it's powerful and simple to use. It will automatically identify not only persistent noise, but also hum and hiss, then calculate how best to reduce them.
Use the Publish tool to upload audio directly to Libsyn
With a single click you can publish to your account with the right Libsyn meta data at -16 LUFS
Publish at -16 LUFS
-16LUFS is the Loudness "Podcast Standard" used by most podcasters. The Publish tools can automatically set your loudness for your Podcast at - 16 LUFS as you Publish
- now with support for the latest Apple OSX.
Version 1.52 Build 2104
- an editing feature where you can move the edit point, without breaking the edit apart.
Slide audio inside a region
- is used for moving the offset time of the audio inside a region with fixed length.
Add sequence to clipboard
- take your recorded voice tracks and place them in order in the clipboard.
Thanks to Jeff Town for suggesting this feature.
Export from Clipboard
- soundbites and newsclips placed in the clipboard can now be exported from the clipboard.
Version 1.52 Build 2092
This feature is also known as “The Lasse Edfast”.
He was kind enough to point to a missing feature.
The situation is that you are editing a large session with multiple tracks and edits. Everything is in Sync - but you need to cut out a sentence. How to do this without messing up the sync.
If only the edit only effected the region and not the entire track …
So, with no further ado, we proudly introduce the latest Hindenburg feature “Region Cut”
Version 1.51 Build 2090
“Select to end” is probably the feature most wanted by audio producers.
Hindenburg has had that feature for some time - but now we have improved it.
Now you can option click on a region and have all subsequent regions selected.
- Alt + Cmd + Click region (Apple)
- Alt + Ctrl + Click region (Windows)
Skype problems solved
Lets us begin by apologising for any inconvenience this bug has caused. We do realise that you are dependent on the Call Recorder recording the Skype interview, without any fallouts.
We have been trying to find the bug for some time and we are now happy to say that we found it.
USB Microphone stereo input
Some USB microphones did not show up in the options list as a stere device. The input selector was greyed out. This has been fixed in Build 2090
Plug & Play
Plug & Play had a bug in build 2089.
“Could you please remove Air Play from the plug & play list?” has been a question frequently asked. This we fixed in build 2089. Unfortunately we created a bug at the same time.
In Build 2090 Plug & Play is restored to it’s old self - just without AirPlay.
Version 1.51 Build 2088
New editing features have been developed based on user feedback. Here are a few of the latest additions:
- Snap Regions
- Marquee selection
- Insert Special
- Arm linked tracks
Snap regions to a point of interest; playhead, markers, end lines..
Select multiple regions and tracks with the new Marquee tool.
For fast editing of overlapping audio in 2-track interviews.
Version 1.32 Build 2274
This update only relates to OS Windows
- Removed special handling of docAuthor for NLS books
- Fixed crash in Batch Export
- Fixed display of some nested lists
- Optimized playback buffers.
Version 1.32 Build 2268
Bug fix - Formats in export
On Mac there was a bug where it wa not possible to choose an export format, when choosing the regular export menu.
Bug fix - Fade in Leaf mode
When creating fades at the end of a “Leaf” one could experience that the fade misbehaved.
Bug fix - Retina screen and waveforms
When using screens with high resolution, the waveforms displayed to much information. This made it look like the noise floor was very high.
Version 1.32 Build 2266
Improved compatibility with embedded fonts in ePub
Version 1.32 Build 2264
Fixed bugs regarding Leaf mode and Automatic Markup
Version 1.32 Build 2262
Open books as DOCX
I The latest addition to supported text formats is DOCX. It is practical to import a book directly into Hindenburg ABC and read directly from the screen. This way you can easily navigate the manuscript and record the book. This has been possible with ePub and xhtml - and now also DOCX. This will in particular be useful for anyone narrating books for ACX.
Version 1.32 Build 2260
ACX validation & export
If you are producing a book for ACX and are not to sure if you are upholding the ACX specifications, then Hindenburg Narrator can help.
The ACX export will validate the book you have created. A dialogue will tell you if your noise floor, levels and pauses are all as they should be.
The ACX export will then continue to export the book in single chapters - or headings.