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Editing in Hindenburg with Josh Swartz

We believe that everyone can learn to edit audio.

This workshop provides an introduction to editing in Hindenburg - audio editing software created for audio storytellers. By the end, you'll know how to set up new sessions, use keyboard shortcuts, optimize editing tools, add music and effects, and export a finished product. In other words, you'll have a solid grasp on the basics of editing.

This is a practical, hands-on workshop for audio producers of all stripes. We recommend it for those who have never used Hindenburg or beginners that want to expand their knowledge. During the workshop, you will work with recordings provided by the instructor - please do not bring your own project for troubleshooting or workshopping.

Students must bring a laptop and headphones. Note: While Hindenburg is available for both Macs and PCs, the class will be tailored for Macs.


The cost of this workshop is $50 for non-members and $40 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here



Formerly a producer at PRX, Josh Swartz is now a producer for the daily sports podcast Season Ticket from WBUR and The Boston Globe. He was also the series producer for the recent national broadcast hour and podcast series LBJ’s War from PRI. Previously, he was the host and creator of the podcast Bandwagon. Josh is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop and has a BA in Film & Media Studies and Sociology from Middlebury College. Hindenburg was the first audio editing tool Josh learned and still his go-to for all projects.

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Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit