I have wasted too much of my life doing tweaks like in Craig's article, there really should be a better solution in the year 2020.
Even if there was, I'm not sure how often I'd employ it. In my previous projects I used acoustic drum loops played by a real drummer, because they were really well-played and fit the music like a glove. I've not found any kind of loops designed for the genre of music I'm doing this time around, so I had no choice but to play the drum parts. Similarly, I'm not sure an algorithm would have done what I needed.
And yes, I did a lot
of tweaks! But I prefer not to see it as wasted time, I see it as time that has served the music well. At least I think so