Creating Sample Libraries

Windows 10, Audacity 2.3.0

Hi everyone,
I’ve recently grown an interest in producing Kontakt libraries. I need to be able to uniformly export samples with the same start time, but I’ve been unable to find a way to do this.

Is there a way that Audacity can “find” sample start points, move a couple ms ahead, then cut that portion so that it can be exported rapidly and simple? I’ve seen this accomplished in programs such as Pro Tools and Reaper with a “nudge” function.

Thanks for any help.

I just use the mouse to select the region, then “File menu > Export > Export Selected Audio…”

Click & drag = make a selection
Shift + click & drag = adjust selection
Ctrl + wheel = zoom
Shift + wheel = scroll

When making loops, I use “Timeline Quick Play” with “dragging selection” enabled and “Shift + Click” in the selected part of the Timeline to loop play the selection.

Thanks for the reply.
I’ve been doing exactly what you mentioned, with clicking and dragging and “exporting the selected audio.” The problem I’m finding is that I can’t start the samples at the exact same point due to human error. In other words they have a different amount of time before the sound. This wastes huge amounts of time later on when I need to put them in Konkakt (stuck with fixing them in wave editor).

Is there a way to “find” the start of a given note, then have audacity go back exactly 15 ms, then cut the sample?

What is before the sound that you want? If it’s silence, then it should be very easy to select with the mouse, provided that you zoom in far enough.

Yes it is just silence before the notes. I suppose there is not an easier way of doing this. It’s just that it requires some math to determine how far to go back by when trying to make the samples uniform.

Couldn’t you just strip off the leading silence with the “Truncate Silence” effect?

I’ll look into it, thanks.