I just started using Cubase 5 and I'm still trying to get my work-flow down on creating beats. The way I usually work is by starting with a few breaks, chop them up, rearranging them, placing the kicks, snares, and percussions on their own audio track and run some efx on them to get them grooving the way I want. Then I load up a couple of MIDI tracks with samplers on them. I like placing kicks and snares over the breaks with a sampler so I can flip though a large folder of samples and audition many different ones until I find the one that fits with the break I have. A lot of sampler's I've used in the past have a little "next" arrow by the sample name or area you load the sample in.... when clicking the arrow it will load the next sample in the folder. So far in Cubase, I've got the breaks all chopped up, placed on their own audio track, and eq\compressed to taste. I'm trying to figure out how to do go about the next part of layering singe hit's over the breaks with a sampler. As I stated, I'm new to Cubase so I'm not to familiar with all the plug-ins and instruments that come with it. I'm trying to figure out how to go about this. I took a look at the "grove agent one", but it doesn't look like you can load your own samples in there... just presets of drum kits. I tried using another simple sampler that came with Cubase (I can't remember the name) and that worked great, except for you couldn't click next on the sampler and have it load the next kick or snare in the folder.... it also wouldn't play the samples as you scrolled through them in the folder view. You couldn't even hear the sample until you loaded it into the sampler and pressed your controller. Can someone give me a few tips on how to do what I'm looking for? Or possible a sampler or instrument in Cubase I'm over looking that would perform the way I want. I appreciate any help you could give. I'm excited to start working with Cubase, but it seems to have quite the learning curve.