- This is the cheapest (i.e. lightest on CPU) method for straight sample playback (when no re-pitching is required).
- Playing back pre-recorded automations (triggers, gates, CV, etc.)
The Raw Player plays samples at the system rate (48kHz or 96kHz) with no resampling or interpolation (i.e. it just plays the raw samples at 48kHz for the 48kHz firmware and at 96kHz for the 96kHz firmware). This means that only samples which are originally encoded at the system rate (48kHz or 96kHz) will play at the correct pitch and speed. The benefit that comes with this limitation is that samples can be played with minimal CPU load. You can of course, use it to play back samples encoded at any rate, they just won’t be playing at their original pitch.