I would like to create some sample libraries for music production. The samples will be used in samplers (Kontakt), drum samplers (Battery) and synths (Alchemy). The samples will also be used as source material and further manipulated in other programs.
My sample sources will be a mixture of hardware synthesisers, field recordings, acoustic instruments and whatever I can get my hands on.
I've quickly discovered the process is very repetitive and tedious. For example all samples need:
- silence trimmed from beginning and end.
- normalised to x-db.
- renamed to something appropriate. ("Bass Synth C4.wav" instead of "Region 014.wav")
- sampling a hardware synthesiser requires recording of X number of notes. The recordings then need to be cut into individual files.
What tools exist to minimise the repetitive aspects of making sample libraries?