Hindenburg Lite Quick Start

You're ready to get started. You've decided on Hindenburg Lite and it's installed. But now what?

You want to get your podcast recorded, edited, and published. And you want it to sound great.

Where do you start?

Skip the hours of poking through menus and YouTube video searches. You can get started right now - and it's easier than you might think.

In this course, we'll get you up and running so you can record, edit, and publish your solo podcast episode with Hindenburg LIte (not Pro). We'll help you understand how the software works, dial in your ideal settings, capture a great recording, edit, and more.

You'll go from brand new to published in just a few short steps - without a bunch of "fluff" that you don't need.

Note: This course will cover the features of Hindenburg Lite but does not cover any Hindenburg Pro-only features.

About the Course

Whether you're brand new to audio editing or you have experience with Hindenburg or other editing software, this course is designed to help you get what you need as quickly as possible.

For the New Editor

You won't have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to do things and wondering whether you have your settings right. You won't even have to wonder in what order you should do things.

Right at the beginning of the full Hindenburg course, I have a module designed to get you up and running quickly. You'll find four video lessons that walk you through the process of recording, editing, and publishing in a few step-by-step videos. You'll find a downloadable script template if you'd like to practice while you go or you can follow along as you record your own show.

The videos are generally less than 30 minutes each and show you exactly what you need to know - in order - to get up and running.

For the Experienced Editor (or for Reference)

After the initial module designed to get you up and running quickly, you'll find several more modules of shorter, single-topic videos. These are laid out so that you can use them as a reference to quickly review how to perform a single kind of action.

They're incredibly valuable for new editors who want to take their understanding a little deeper or brush up on something without having to go through an entire walk-through video for the two minutes that actually matter.

For the experienced editor who is new to Hindenburg, these videos are perfect to answer the "Now, how do I do ____?" questions that invariably pop up. Even though you have a workflow that is greater for you and know what you're doing, this will help shorten the learning curve on how to bring that workflow to Hindenburg.

You might find these useful to help you find where things are found in the menus, as well as some of the quick tips to use Hindenburg more efficiently.

Did I mention bonus videos?

Yes, I even have bonus videos in the course to help take things even further.

I should mention that this course is an ongoing interest of mine. I'm still in the process of recording bonus videos and will continue to update this course based on software changes as well as feedback from students like you.

It's my goal to make this the absolute BEST course to get people up and running in Hindenburg Lite as possible.


Are you interested in shortening your learning curve?

Do you want the confidence that you can move forward quickly?

Do you want to skip the fluff?

Sign up for this course today?

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What is this course all about?

1 Record, Edit, and Publish


Select your microphone, do a sound check, and record your solo episode!

Download the Script

If you want to create a sample episode, this script template can help you.

Mix & Edit

Fix errors, remove distractions, and make it sound great!

Download the Intro

Export and Publish

Get your episode out of Hindenburg so you can share it with the world!

Congratulations on Finishing the First Module

Congratulations! Discover what else is in this course.

2 Introduction to Hindenburg

How Hindenburg Works

Orient Yourself to the Hindenburg Interface

The Hindenburg File Menu

Discover the Hidden Gems in the Hindenburg File Menu

The Tools Menu

Discover What's In the Tools Menu

The Montage Window

Where the Work Gets Done

The Transport Window

Understand the Key (and Surprising) Features of the Transport Window

Clipboards - Keep Things for Later

Understand How Clipboards Can Help You Organize

Favorites - Want to Use It Again?

Understand Why You Might Want to Use Favorites

Markers - Navigating

Understand How to See and Use the Markers Window

3 Hindenburg: The Initial Setup

Preferences - Customize Your Experience

Understand and Set Preferences For Success

Session Properties

Customize Your Editing and Publishing Experience

4 Hindenburg: Recording Your First Monologue

Getting Ready to Record

Overview of What's Next

Selecting Your USB Microphone

Make Sure You're Getting the Right Microphone

Selecting Your Audio Interface

Setting Your Recording Levels

Sound Great (The Goldilocks Test)

Hit Record and Go

Record Your Monologue

Download the Script

If you want to create a sample episode, this script template can help you.

5 Hindenburg: Editing Your First Episode

Intro to Mixing and Editing

This is How We Will Cover Mixing and Editing

Download the Intro

Two Ways to Import Audio

How to Choose Which Tracks You Can Hear

Understand the Difference Between Mute and Solo, and How to Use Them

How to Select a Region (or Part of a Region)

How to Split a Region

How to Copy and Paste

Get Familiar With Copy and Paste.

How to Use the Clipboards

How to Clear Unneeded Audio

How to Cut and Remove Silence

How to Move a Region

How to Adjust a Region's or Track's Volume

How to Fade the Volume

How to Quickly Sweeten a Voice Using Voice Profiler

Putting It All Together (Watch Over My Shoulder)

6 Hindenburg: Publishing Your First Episode

Intro to Export and Publish

How to Get Your Project Out of Hindenburg So You Can Share It

Add File Identification (id3 Metadata) Automatically

Leave Breadcrumbs In the File

How to Export a File

How to Publish a File

7 Congratulations!


8 Bonus

How a Special Mouse Helps Me Go Faster

How to Speed Up or Slow Down Playback

Sometimes you'll want to go faster. Other times you'll want to slow things down.

Recording Two Voices on a Single Track

There's a way to record 2 people at once right into Hindenburg Journalist

How to Separate Two Voices on a Split Stereo Recording

Separate voices for better editing.

What Are The Differences Between Hindenburg Journalist and Hindenburg Journalist Pro

How to Create a Show Template in Hindenburg

Save time by creating a show template in Hindenburg