I use Finale with the Garritan sounds to convert my music into WAV files; after that I manually load each one into Audacity and
- select all
- use the "normalize" effect (with default settings)
- manually select the silence at the beginning of the file and delete it
- manually select the silence at the end of the file and delete it
- finally export the whole thing as an MP3 (with specific tag data)
This gets tedious, especially as I work on a ten-movement piece with six part-prominent rehearsal "tapes" to accompany the full-score rendition. And there are too many variations in what's going on for me to trust AutoHotKey for this one.
Is there a way to script Audacity, or is there another toolchain that would do what I want? I'm running on a WindowsXP laptop with cygwin installed.