EQ each skice seperately.
infact reading that last thread [sook]
to each is own....everyone seems to make it happen with there own method. Sure maybe you want your tunes to sound like Subfocus/Pendulum, but as beginers?
Drum sequencing is allllll about layering. Start off by working to make a basic beat, and slowly - and CAREFULLY - layer your snares, kicks, try to get the frequencies spread across the spectrum for a more even sound.
The intricate little inbetweeny-sounds (hihats, shuffles, incidental hits etc) are what give the rhythm texture and variation, and that's when you can go nuts and zoom right to 1/16th beat level and slightly nudge hihats to add a bit of syncopation.
I've not done anything like that for a long time now, and tbh I'm feeling the need to go nuts and make a track with an incredibly-detailed drum sequence. Trick is, getting the right samples to start with
I find the best syncopations come from even subtler nudges. like delay a ghost snare by a dotted 1/64th or some shit. If you line up a classic funk break on a grid you'll definitely see some major unquantized shit going down that often is just a few ms off beat. Makes all the difference in the world tho.