AK coming through with the techniques.Looking forward to trying these out.
Been experimenting with Valhalla vintage verb to get more pumping reverb effects with pre-delay and different algorithms. Had some good results with the Chamber algorithm on it. (I don't think this is the same effect the OP is going for tho, so I'm sorry if it is off topic!)
Mmm never thought of using the dual shock for that rumble. Brilliant!
Dunno how useful it is in this context to be honest, but hey, always worth pimping stuff that has worked in other places.
I've done what you have described above but I am never happy controlling it, like most things, I sample off stuff and envelope/filter it etc and go through a series of resampling until I get where I wanna be. I just end up in a mess with gates and sidechains and what not. For reverb stuff, I'll sample a 'freeze' function ( if it has it ) and maybe do that with the meat of my drums. These samples are great onced enveloped and put into perspective. I have done stuff where I just add a low level so that it sounds like controlled reverb, slapped a mid/side eq on it so that theres no low end in the stereo info and all the wet signal samples are in a zone with 1 note polyphony so they cut each other out, but done rght, you get this nice under ambience and organic thing going on with the raw beat.
You wouldn't notice it in a mix but when your drums are bare ( I hate a silent background ) it can be one technique to just add that 'air' to an otherwise potentially sterile loop. in a textural sense.