Well it depends what kind of sound you are trying to achieve. Say for instance, my Vax or Blender instruments, the original samples are dreadful and could not be used as instruments.
So it was my intention to create playable tuned instruments from unplayable samples as was Christian’s idea for the Rusty Gate contest.
If you sample a violin, it is the say, either you want it to stay as a violin or you decide you want it so sound more unique so you process that sample more.
Is that what you mean?