If you take a sample and play it without effects then it should sound identical no matter which DAW it is.
If any DAW was doing something "special" at this level which coloured/alterered the sound, you can bet your ass that their customers would be complaining non-stop, asking why the hell their sounds were being fucked with.
When you start introducing DSP effects to the project like EQs and filters, re-pitching sounds, and so on... this is where the differences in the native processing between DAWs will start to reveal themselves.
This is true. The Renoise 'anti-click' release routine. Is that altering the audio? Debatable. Maybe there are situations where you want the sample to cut as clean as possible clicks and all. The general rule I suppose is if you write algorithms that modify the audio waveform (even if it is mathematically one atom) then the program must give the user control of that routine.
Edited by 4Tey, 12 March 2018 - 15:32.