I have a bunch of timpani hits that I need to put into volume order. I was hoping there was a way to automatically split each hit into its own clip, and then label them from loud to soft, perhaps by their peak db level, or rms? There are a lot, so doing manually would be really time consuming.
Can’t find a way to do it in any DAW and was wondering if anyone knew of a way that Audacity could do it?
Export Multiple, based on labels , (silence finder may be helpful).
You’ll have to manually create the labels: give each a name which begins with the peak volume, e.g. “-10.5dB timpani”.
Then the sorting process of the exported tracks is automatic in the folder, (e.g. alphabetical-order).
Then drag’n’drop all of the sorted files (at once) from the folder into an Audacity window, then align the tracks end to end.
You could write a Nyquist Macro to measure the peak levels and name / label them according to the measured peak level. However, it’s probably more work to write the macro than it is to sort or label the sounds manually.