Round-Robins (RRs) are a sampling technique which allows you to play the same note repetitively, but trigger different recording versions of the same note each time you hit the key.
Sampling an instrument in this way results in natural variations in otherwise static patterns. This gives the instrument a realistic feel as each repeated note has a different performance.
Spitfire libraries have many ways of using Round Robins.
No extra Functionality
Is the standard default where round robins are used as they were intended. •
This setting pulls in samples from neighbouring zones, so an ‘8RR’ instrument, repeating the same note would cycle through up to 24 different sounding notes when pressing a key. In legato mode this also alternates between 3 legato intervals to give a fake round robin.
2x Round Robin With Skip
This setting plays two RR simultaneously to trigger a thicker sound. It is the equivalent of stacking two notes on top of each other in your DAW. This settings also drops the volume by -6db so the volume level remains the same.
Layer 2x Round Robins With No Skip
Similar to the above, however this setting plays a pair of RRs but doesn’t move ahead by 2. This means if you press a note it would play RR1/RR2, then RR2/RR3, then RR3/RR4.