It’s a shame/pitty/interesting/curiouse that such a simple thing is not done yet. Something like simpler from Ableton ( a bit of granular or even time stretch (if possible) would be a plus) but basic is enough: 1 sample, 1 output. Just don’t leave the sample start and loop on off, loop length, next sample file for the future. This should have been done since day 1. Steinberg leaves lot of people lacking interest on cubase just because of this, almost including my self.
When i say simple is because it should be oriented to hold a simple WAV, with the User interface oriented for this, which inevitably will be less CPU hungry. To be loaded like 15 to 30 instances per project. It’s a simple holder for a simple wav to sequenced via midi, without routings hassles when there is no need. It’s not to make a drum kit or to layer and make BIg instruments.
This is simple:
This is NOT simple: