As I don’t know into which category this should go, I’m just putting it here. Feel free to move it where you think it is more appropriate.
Some of my own confusion in understanding the slicing process might stem from the ‘double’ use of the term transient. Most of the time you refer to a ‘moment in time’, when the transient happens. That moment of time is a pointer in a buffer and has no duration. But in musical terms we think about a transient as a recognizable part of a sound, which strongly shapes our perception of the onset and which does have a particular duration. Is there a way to communicate this difference somehow? Naming the pointer in the buffer ‘moment of transient’ MOT or something alike?