C7Artist user question

Hello. I’m a new user and have a question. I’m working up a theme of nonsense while I try to understand what and how to do things with this tool.

For the drums I selected an 8 bar drum loop (sample of real drummer playing a triplet-shuffle type beat). My question is, if I repeat this loop 96 times will I have 96 instances of the sample saved in my project or does Cubase just play the one sample over again 96 times?

Also, I was trying to see how I could convert this loop to midi? One way I tried worked but all the data ended up on C1 and no apparent way to easily separate without loosing the triplet-shuffle feel.

It looks like variaudio could keep the drums on separate midi notes - but it is not available with C7Artist…