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Code 045 – Podcast Editing Tips with Hindenburg’s Nick Dunkerley

Nick Dunkerley from Hindenburg shares some Podcast Editing Tips that will make you sound like a pro at podcasting even if you’re not an audio engineer and just starting out in podcast editing.

We find out how Hindenburg stands out from other DAWs like Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Audacity and etc., and why it should be your DAW of choice in podcasting.

Get your copy of this DAW here: Hindenburg.com


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Podcast Editing Tips

Show Notes – Podcast Editing Tips

2:22 – Nick’s previous episode where we talked about background noise

2:40 – Hindenburg is designed specifically for spoken word production

6:08 – The Hindy clipboard is where you can set up a template for your workflow

Podcast Editing Tips

9:44 – How much noise reduction is ideal to not make your audio file sound too processed

Podcast Editing Tips

12:06 – Nick describes how EQ and compression works

14:52 – How voice profiler works and how it saves you time making your recording sound great

19:30 – Check out the Hindenburg shortcuts here

19:55 – Hindenburg introduced the feature called magic levels which gets rid of the bleed caused by multiple microphone recording

23:10 – The magic levels also have a ducking feature which automatically lowers the music level when the speaker talks

Podcast Editing Tips

24:42 – -16 LUFS is what Nick recommends and he tells us why

34:52 – The right amount of compression that doesn’t hurt the dynamics of the audio file

Podcast Editing Tips

38:49 – The Hindenburg team offers a discount if you make the purchase at the right time – usually at the end of September

39:40 – Go to Hindenburg website and check out the tutorials if you want to learn all its features and be a master at it

44:52 – Hindenburg offers webinars and workshops for beginners and intermediate users

46:18 – The best recording as Nick describes

47:25 – Hindenburg is making a new website which they plan to launch soon

48:40 – You can have a monthly Hindenburg subscription instead of buying it


You can find Nick at Hindenburg.com

Podcast Editing Tips


Podcast Editing Tips Videos

How the Hindenburg Clipboard works

How the Hindenburg Voice Profiler feature works



How the Hindenburg Duck feature works


Hindenburg Tips and Tricks

  • The best recording you can do is clean from the beginning
  • -16 LUFS is the podcasting standard that’s agreed by many
  • Too much compression hurts the dynamics of the audio – 2 or 3 is about right
  • Apply noise cancellation only up to the level that gets rid of the unwanted noise
  • Use the magic level feature to solve the bleed problem in your audio
  • Record a clean and good audio and capture its profile for your voice profiler
  • Utilize the clipboard feature to save time in arranging your podcast sequence
  • Learn all the keyboard shortcuts to become more efficient in editing


Related Podcast Episodes

Audio Production Tips with Nick Dunkerley from Hindenburg Journalist (OOM 031)


Podcast Editing Tips

Conclusion – Podcast Editing Tips

Get the most out of your podcast editing experience with this easy-to-use DAW. Spend less time on the audio engineering part and focus more on making great content! 

Do you already have your own podcast? If yes, would you try Hindenburg? If not, maybe you should!

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