why wouldn't they? how many records have an alesis D4 on them?
the trick is to understand that they use samples ADDITIVELY, in parallel... and use the SSL filters/EQ to limit the sample to whatever freq band they wanna add more OOMPH to.
2nd point, they still have the recorded OHs/Room playing with the original sound of the snare in the room.. again, in parallel to the original. parallel thinking is why we mix on LFACs.
Sample Replacing is an amateurish trick... its better to use a sample behind the original and then only use certain elements of the sample (separate with filter/EQ/gate).... pretty much every big rock modern record has something like this going on.
or do the Andy Wallace trick and use sample ambiences behind the real drums....
it's never JUST the sample playing... without the original track, room, or OHs.
ppl have a problem with this???