For the record, MI Clouds and Elements run at 32kHz sample rate, Warps and Rings 48kHz, only Braids uses 96kHz. Quite some "only" have a 16 bit AD/DA. The
brds objects in Axoloti use 48kHz, and yes, that is a trade-off.
MI Clouds has a lofi setting for 16kHz, 8-bit compressed (µ-law) recording, to extend the recording time to 8 seconds, no sdram in MI Clouds. Not really a quality decision, still some people will love the grainy sound of that.
@jaffasplaffa I get your point about consumer versus pro level, but for clarity, dB numbers are meaningless without reference, dBu, dBV, dBfs... Axoloti Core uses "consumer line level", I think it is the job of "pro" equipment to be able to adapt input/output gain to whatever you connect.
Discussing sound quality really requires separate topics for gain/level, AD/DA quality, and algorithms, not mixing these all the time.