Re: I'm actually surprised that it works on raw samples at all
I actually think that moving to raw samples is a rather bad thing to do
Exactly. They're already making it harder. I don't go around humming a pop song because I remember the Ronkhorn synth had extra reverb in it, I remember the song because of the melody.
Perhaps if they'd started with the glaringly obvious idea of just using more source material they could do better.