Sample preparation?

hi All
what’s peoples preferred method for chopping up samples and prepping for rample ?
ive used live for doing loops , but would love to find something with a faster workflow for doing tasks like slicing one file of 12 hi hats for example , into 12 separate samples , with the ability to export in the series they were recorded at …
I think reaper does this quiet well , and also recycle which ive used 20 years ago lol .
id rather not buy either , audacity seems super clunky …

be good to know what you lot do …

thanks