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Hindenburg PRO - A short introduction

Hindenburg Journalist PRO is for the professional audio producer. The additional tools found in Hindenburg PRO will make your professional life as a audio producers more efficient. 

 

What makes Hindenburg so special? It’s like having a sound engineer with you at all times. 

Automated levels and EQ ensure broadcast quality segments. Clipboards, Skype recording and Publishing tool save you time and money. 

Hindenburg Journalist PRO is designed audio story tellers.

New features in Hindenburg 1.51 Build 2092

In this version of Hindenburg you will find two new features that are worth spending a minute on; Select to End & Region Cut

Installing 30 day trail

Learn how to download and install Hindenburg.

My first segment

In this beginner tutorial you can follow all the step, from importing audio to the finished segment. 
It’s all done in 11 min .. so buckle up : )

Workspace 1

Workspace, tracks, menu's and navigation, meters and counter and more.

Workspace 2

Clipboard, Favorites, Markers, Chapters, Call Recorder and more...

Auto level

How auto levels work and how to apply them. Loudness meter and EBU R 128

Basic Editing

Split, move, delete, cut, copy, insert, paste, manual auto level and fade

Clipboard

Learn how to use the "clipboard" to optimize your radio production workflow.

Montage

Learn how to do simple A/B montaging and music mixing.

Voice Profiler

The Voice Profiler in Hindenburg Journalist ensures consistent sound (eq)

Call Recorder 1

Set up Skype with Hindenburg Journalist PRO. Import Skype contacts ...

Call Recorder 2

Record Skype calls using Skype Out. Play back soundbites from the clipboard

Record online phone calls from Hangouts, Skype or other

This tutorial will show you how you can record from Google Hangout, Skype, or other AoiP applications. 

If you are on Apple, then you need to install Soundflowerbed. 

For Windows, just use the built-in “record from communication device”

 

Insert special

When editing Phone interview you might need to edit overlapping audio. 

The overlapping audio needs to be moved and the subsequent audio needs to be in sync. 

“Insert special” takes care of this situation.

Effects

Equalizer, compressor, loudness meter and BBC meter and Third Party Plugins

Noise reduction

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

New Media

Add Chapters, images and Links for enhanced podcasts.

Vari-speed

Play audio back at increased or decreased speed.

1-Click Publish

Publish a radio piece to multiple destinations. FTP, Podcast, Soundcloud, PRX...

Record from internet

Learn to record audio coming from a browser or other application on Windows and Apple.

Regions

Understand the basics of a region. Move, trim and gain a region.

Snap Regions

Snap the regions to point of interest; playhead, markers, end lines.. 

Select a region or regions and hold shift + cmd + arrow keys (Apple) or shift + ctrl + arrow keys (windows) 

Region Cut

The Cut edit will only affect the region - not the entire track. 

When working on larger projects it can be tricky to edit without messing up you sync. Region Cut is one way of dealing with that. See how it works ...

Mute Region

Muting a region can be useful for trying out new versions of your mix, without deleting anything

Shuffle Trim

Shuffle trim a a editing feature where you can move the edit point of an edit without breaking the edit apart. This is useful if you need to finetune the audio edit. 

Slide audio inside region

Slide audio inside region

Sliding the audio inside the region can be used for changing the offset time of the audio inside a fixed region length.

Fades 1

Create fades and cross fades. Adjust fades on two regions at once.

Fades 2

Create fades and cross fades with shortcuts. Also make fades over multiple regions.

Fades 3 - duck

Learn how to “Duck” the music underneath the narration. Adjust “Duck” in real time.

Fades 4 - soundbed

Create a soundbed with the “Slope” function.

in & out markers

Create a selection. Use in & out markers. Remove a selection.

Marquee selection

Use the Marquee tool to select regions in Hindenburg. 

Hold shift and drag a Marquee over the desired regions. 

Select to end

Select all regions on all tracks that follow the current region. 

In this tutorial you will see three ways of highlighting all following regions. 

Gain

Set the gain of a region using: mouse, keyboard or automation.

Low levels!

Sometimes a recording is to low. Learn how to gain the levels so the auto level again works.

Export selection

Export (bounce) only parts of your segment

"Duck" over multiple regions

Learn how to create a “duck” fade over multiple region

Session version

Learn how to create versions of a session without creating new session folders and copying audio.

Import clipboard

Import a clipboard from other sessions

Add group to clipboard

Add new groups to the clipboard. Delete, rename or rearrange groups in the clipboard.

Add sequence to clipboard

Add a sequence of regions or clips to the clipboard. This could be your recorded voice tracks for a radio show or podcast. Select all takes and place them in sequence in the clipboard. 

Export from Clipboard

Export clips directly from the clipboard. 

This could be soundbites from a news interview or more elaborately edited clips. 

Right-Click on and choose “Export selection”. 

Merge sessions

When collaborating it is possible to merge sessions to create a master session.

Rehearse clip

Rehearse the edit before doing the edit. Playback and hear the edit before you cut out the selection.

Play selection

Playback the selected selection. The selection will loop back. Adjust the in and out markers.

Faster Than Live

Live to Tape recording faster than live.

Record News with narration and clips faster than real-time. Get a Pre & Post roll of the clip and automatically continue recording. Even the levels for the clips are set while recording.

Linked Tracks

Link track together for easier editing with tracks that need to be in sync.

Linked Tracks & Edit

Links tracks together when editing on tracks that need to be in sync. 

Edit, Trim, Fade across all the linked tracks.

Arm linked Tracks

When recording to Linked tracks the tracks, tracks will be Armed simultaneously. 

This requires that there are individual inputs for each track. Channel 1, Channel 2 … 

To unselect at track from being armed, hold Shift and click the Arm button.  

Multitrack recording

Record on multiple tracks.
Plugin any USB microphone or audio card and begin recording on as many tracks as you like.

Multitrack recording & Skype

Record on multiple track and add a Skype conversation
Plugin any USB microphone or audio card and begin recording on as many tracks as you like.
While recording dial up a contact from Skype and have them join the recording.

Loudness export

Export can have a target level. -23, -24 or -16 LUFS. The exported file will be annalysed and have the overall LUFS level set to the desired target level. Learn how to set up the export levels in this tutorial.

Loudness publish

Publish to different destinations with different LUFS levels.
Set one publish target for -24 LUFS and another for -16 depending on if the segment is being used for Radio Broadcast or Podcast.

Publish to Soundcloud

Use the Publish feature to upload audio directly to Soundcloud. 

 

See how to set up your Soundcloud account within Hindenburg. 

It’s possible to have the audio loudness normalised at -16 LUFS. 

 

Publish to Libsyn

Use the Publish feature to upload audio directly to Libsyn

 

See how to set up your Libsyn account within Hindenburg. 

It’s possible to have the audio loudness normalised at -16 LUFS. 

 

Mastertrack

How to add a master-track and apply volume changes and effects to the entire session. 

Help! Missing audio

Have you ever experienced opening a Hindenburg session just to find your audio is missing? Well, hopefully not. But if you have, here is a tutorial to show you how to avoid that in the future. 

Help! How do I make my voice track sound good?

Have you ever wondered what an equaliser did and what a compressor was. 

Have you ever had some background noise that you could not get rid of? 

In this tutorial we take a quick look at how you can improve the sound of your home recording. 

See a few goods trick for things to do … and not to do, when voice tracking. 

Help - How do I record a voice track

Record a voice track  and correct mistakes.
See how you prepare for recording - do the recording and correct mistakes - and then export your final work. 

import from iDevice

Import sessions from Hindenburg Field Recorder from your iTunes Backup. 

Once you have Backed up your iPhone you can open sessions directly from iTunes. 

you do not need to have your iPhone connected to iTunes for this

Open sessions from iTunes

Import files from Hindenburg Field Recorder from iTunes. 

Goto Apps / File Sharing and locate the audio folder and session file

Opus & FLAC

The best audio compression algorithm right now is OPUS. Hindenburg now comes with OPUS. FLAC is an added bonus to adding OPUS. 

Please do try and export a session in OPUS and a low Bitrate and hear how amazing it really is. 


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