Why dont you just cut the sample where you want to begin and play it
How do you easily know where is the best place to cut at the beginning and end in order to make a loop if you can’t try it before ? Especially with pads. You have 1:30 of a modulating pad and you’d like to really find the best start and end locations to extract the best of it.
Found it. By creating slices one can start the playing from the slice mark. And then save the slice that’s the best. So obvious. The original is not modified and the slices can be deleted and repositioned. And then within each slice it is possible to reposition the end marker of a forward loop for instance.
A bit more cumbersome than a modern ‘start and end anywhere right on the spot’ but it works.