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What is Hindenburg?

Hindenburg Journalist is a great audio editor for the stepping into the world of audio. 

Get all the tool you need for creating stunning audio segments. For both Podcaster and Radio Producers. 

 

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 and Publishing tool save you time and money. 

Hindenburg Journalist is designed audio story tellers.

Installing 30 day trial

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)

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

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.

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.

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. 

Making my voice 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. 

Recording a voice track

Arm a Track ready for Recording. 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. 

Relink Audio

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.

Lesson 1 - Overview

Get at “quick” overview of the layout and possibilities you have with Hindenburg.

Lesson 2 - Basic Edit

In this lesson we will cover some of the editing basics. How do the selection tools work? What is a Region? How do I create a fade? What is the difference between cut and clear?

Lesson 3 - Record

In this lesson you will learn how to Make a track ready for recording. How to record your Voice Track and how to correct mistakes in your narration.

Lesson 4 - Volume

In this lesson you will learn how to make adjustments to the volume. If you master the three basic tools; Fade, Duck and Sounded .. then you can begin to create great sound.

Lesson 5 - Organise

In this lesson you will learn how to organise your audio material. Some of the things we will look at i the Clipboard, how to rename clips and set markers.

Lesson 6 - Assemble

In this lesson you will learn how to assemble an audio segment. We will use the clipboard and see a number of different tricks and tips - that will speed up your work.

Lesson 7 - Advanced editing

In this lesson we will take a closer look at multitrack editing. Edit on all tracks, manipulate music and learn a few new features and shortcuts.

Lesson 8 - Skype & FX

See how the Call Recorder (PRO) can record Skype calls. Use the Favourite Clipboard and apply some effects to our session. Some features are only present Hindenburg PRO

Lesson 9 - Export, Publish & Save

Export, Publish and Save our work. We go into some details about file formats, compression, Loudness and how the Hindenburg Session format works. Some features are only present Hindenburg PRO

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