I was just thinking "man, this is a forum that should help people with production and all I ever do is pseudo-theoretical music philosophy in my threads - so I wanna talk about something everyone could use": put the Overdrive distortion in the SEND (!) fx on the snare channel, and mix it in a bit (in my case, SX 1, where you have the send fx on the right side when you click on the track, mix in with the blue line just as minimal as your mouse resolution lets you). the Rock preset works fine. this way, you can give it enough (low mid/high lows) punch. same with bassdrum, just a different setting - this time, to give it a nastier kick. don´t know if anybody has mentioned it before. plus, a reverb setting: send a completely lowcut snare (cut at 2kHz or higher, maybe much higher, depends on your snare) to your reverb, choose a gated (strong) reverb, very (!) short tail, and delay this signal - not an echo effect, I mean the "delay" parameter in your reverb settings... choose the time that it rhyrhmically fits to your snare (if it´s a 2 step pattern, this works very good). it should sound something like a second somewhat reversed snare in between your main snare. mix it in just that you miss it when it´s not there.