Playing Samples in Real Time

I don’t know if what I’m looking for is a VST or done on a piano roll or…

I don’t do much electronic music, but I’m working on something right now where I want to chop up an audio file into little chunks/samples. I could then copy each sample however many times and throw them where I need on the timeline but for a variety of reasons I don’t want to go that route this time.
I want to take a MIDI controller (I have a Arturia Beatstep Pro that I think can do this job), and I want to set each sample to one of the Beatstep’s pads, so when I track I can just hit a pad and get that sample printed to the track.
Is this possible? Is there a tool in Ardour that can do such a thing? Sorry if this is ridiculously simple. I usually just record normal audio. Thank you in advance.

Actually just discussed here not to long ago, sounds like it can do what you want:

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Bless you. I’ll try this out tonight! Thanks @seablade!