This is basically how I use a MPC. I always start with drums, which I'm sure is the case for most people. I then decide if the drums are going to be static and playing in a loop, or if I am going to want to mute/unmute parts on the fly. If they are going to be static, I just record them for a certain number of bars on one track. If I plan on muting/unmuting, I'll record different drum parts on different tracks. I then move on to sequencing external gear. I usually start with a bassline, then I'll do chords, then little noodles/phrases. I then repeat the whole process (you can copy + paste stuff if need be) on another sequence for variations, fills, etc. I then chain the sequences together and voila! Done. From there I jam on top of the sequence playing by muting/unmuting, twiddling knobs, playing with effects, playing solo keyboard parts, etc. I have JJOS 4.99 on my MPC 1000 but I haven't really dug into it much. I just read that it is possible to assign sequences to pads that can be played live, which is fantastic... there's a lot of live performance stuff that I haven't even begun to touch. I'd really like to learn the possibilities of JJOS to their fullest in the future. I started off with the 2000XL myself, and the general work flow that I picked up while using that has transferred over to my use of the MPC 1000... so I guess I need to get with the times and learn some of the new tips and tricks!