I routinely edit 4-6 hour long podcasts with multiple tracks, some of which only contain short interview snippets. Although I have streamlined my workflow with Hindy considerably, now and then a minor mistake on my part can lead to massive problems. For example: If I cut (ctrl+x) something out of the project and forget to select all tracks, the audio is no longer arranged in the same way that I want it to. Yes, this is visible but when projects become this large, even on a bigger screen you might not be able to spot a mistake only a minute long in a six hour project. Yes, I can partially avoid this by grouping audio from different tracks together but that function has its own pitfalls and is no sure way to prevent this.
What I am proposing is an analoge to the de-bugging feature we find in coding: A function that automatically checks the overall/master audio of the project for silences or overlapping audio files (of course, quite often this is something we actually want: background music or people talking at the same time etc. Usually though, I work with an edited version of the main spoken word part of my audio and then add music, interview snippets and commercials), highlighting those as a de-bugger would source code and then let us browse through them to see, if there actually is a problem. It would be best if we could tell the de-bugger to not involve chosen tracks in this analysis in order to prevent mass-bug detection if we have a background sound/music track somewhere in the project.
This would really make my work a whole lot easier.
I routinely edit 4-6 hour long podcasts with multiple tracks, some of which only contain short interview snippets. Although I have streamlined my workflow with Hindy considerably, now and then a minor mistake on my part can lead to massive problems. For example: If I cut (ctrl+x) something out of the project and forget to select all tracks, the audio is no longer arranged in the same way that I want it to. Yes, this is visible but when projects become this large, even on a bigger screen you might not be able to spot a mistake only a minute…19 votes
In times when more and more audio transcriptions in better quality is available (e.g. Trint), it would be nice to combine these transcriptions with its time stamps and attach them to the audio in Hindenburg exactly in time, like it is possible in Audacity with captions.18 votes
RX is now available as a plug in, compatible with most DAWs.
Can you talk with them and get the plug in sorted out. Win win for both of you, and they need to know you are there to cater for.17 votes
As a public affairs journalist, sometimes I have to rely on others for audio — court proceedings, for example — and sometimes it comes in way too low, even after increasing it the maximum 15 dB. In these cases, I could maximize the level, export, reimport, and increase the level again. But typically I just open the file in Adobe Audition and do the increase there.
I'm sure there's a reason for the 15 dB cap, but it would be nice to be able to exceed it when necessary.
Thanks for considering it!16 votes
I'm missing the functionality of saving presets of effects or VST's.
So you can choose from your favorite settings instead of recreating them each time.15 votes
Instead of splitting stereo tracks to the left and right, I wish there were a way to combine them together, "mixing it down to mono," for a fuller sound. Audacity does this reasonably well.14 votes
Since quality from Skype and Google Hangouts is often dodgy (not studio quality), and not fool-proof (e.g. difficult to get secondary, back-up recordings), I use SquadCast and Ringr as my preferred platforms for double-ender recordings. It would be fantastic if Hindenburg Journalist PRO could natively support dealing and integrating with one or more of these platforms.14 votes
Add a LOCK TRACK button so that an individual track can be locked so other editing operations will not change it. All regions would stay in place on that track and could not be deleted if locked.
Journalist PRO is GREAT!!!!!
This control could be added to this drop-down in the photo attached. Then the blue could turn red to show the track is locked.13 votes
It is a good idea. I’ll add it to the Backlog.
Podcasters are in love with affiliate programs to monetize their stuff... Every podcaster should be using your software to edit... it is awesome.
This is a cool service I recommend - several companies I like use it: https://www.refersion.com?rfsn=280857.7b3ac (yes it is an affiliate link)
Hope to see you set one up... so when I create the ultimate podcast course I can monetize it ;-)12 votes
Thanks for all the input.
Unfortunately we still don’t have the resources to get an affiliate program in place. However, we will be moving to a new payment solution in the next months that will have an affiliate option built in, so once we have that daunting project in place, we will look into the implementation of the affiliate program option.
Thanks for your continued support everyone.
You know how it goes: you're editing a multitrack file, think you're deleting portions from all the tracks and five minutes later realize you'd only activated one track, thus pushing much of the project out of sync.
Cmd-z to the rescue, but that means losing all the cuts you've made.
So what about a way to restore the sync between two or more audio files? I'm not quite sure how to implement it UI/UX wise, but I'm pretty sure that even a clumsy version would be super helpful.
Very preliminary sketch of the result attached in clumsy screenshots.12 votes
Hi, I have been using Hindenburg for several years as a podcaster (findtheconversation.com, tucsonense.com) and 44.1khz has always been ample for my independent production needs. However, in my professional life, I am an oral historian at the University of Arizona Libraries, where we recently purchased Hindenburg to help clean up and edit our archival audio. Because we are an archive, we work entirely at 96khz/24bit. I realize this audio resolution may still be a bit niche, but it would be exciting to see that capability added to Hindenburg.
Aengus Anderson12 votes
I would like a built-in basic text editor for writing a script that would then be saved automatically with the audio files for a particular project.
It would be useful if the script could be scrolled across the screen autocue-style while recording in Hindenburg.12 votes
Working with cue points is very uncomfortable, they are not listed in the marker window, so it's hard to keep an overview. Could you list them in there or give them their own window?11 votes
This is the only feature I miss from the previous editing software I used: the ability to color different regions different colors. It helped me, particularly, to keep things sorted in stories with more than two or three different speakers. A bonus feature was that the old program allowed me to select all of the regions of the same color. Thanks!11 votes
We do have plans for many more colours in Hindenburg 2.0
We do not have any release date at the moment
I'd love to be able to place a line, that you could see and that would reach from one end of the track window to the other side, at a certain decibel level. That would help set all fades in different places to the same level. So if I always start my vocals over music when the music has faded to a certain point, I can then easily replicate that by seeing a horizontal line, which can be adjusted up or down, to ensure that I align my next inserted vocal at the point the music reaches the same level.11 votes
Scrolling around in Hindenburg's editor is visually slow and choppy, I would love this smoothed out with hardware acceleration.11 votes
As many media content providers are using the iPad in favour of a laptop, it would make perfect sense to offer a fully featured DAW.
The success of apps such as Lumafusion and FilmicPro and Affinity photo are leading the way... but we are still waiting for the first serious iOS DAW11 votes
Once you have applied plugins to a track it would be very usefull to be able to copy or duplicate the track - complete with its plugins settings and perhapsalso audiofiles.
For example if I edit version one then I want to continue with the short version or the alternative edit version two.
Thats when I miss the duplicate track utility.
// thanks10 votes
On a small laptop screen it can be a problem to see all of the text, if the book has a bigger width. The text is not breaking! Flexibility with the display of the text being narrated in the narration view would surely be appreciated: Font Family, Font size, background color, highlighting color configurable by the user.10 votes
Currently Hindenburg can export either a single track (by soloing it) or a downmix of all channels. In our workflow we would benefit from having a way to export all tracks separately with one command–nowadays you have to solo the channel, export, wait for the export, solo a different channel, export etc. See attached image for how Ableton Live does it.10 votes
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