Originally Posted by Azamat Bagatov
just cause I don't know synthesis doesn't mean I can't turn a knob.
and vice versa. you can see all of these synth geeks who know nothing about making actual music. obviously, I'm not much of a synth geek, but I know the basics.
That's only because I have an old analog synth that doesn't have any presets. And I doubt many of the influential hip hop producers or beatmakers make their own drums. To clarify: I'm talking specifically about synthesis. It's certainly common practice and often necessary to stack and layer drums or otherwise modify stock sounds.
there are literally thousands of dope drums out there: libraries, old records, etc. you can certainly learn to tweak drums in Maschine and probably Logic, too.
this is what I was trying to say with my other comment. Good luck, either way.