I agree with nagualizer to just use the swing on the rytm. My addition credited to Mr Linn is to use the swing in increments of 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, and 70 as there are not much noticeable difference to the ear within the 4 settings like 50, 52,or 53. It is also to use the swing in context with your tempo as it is easier to swing heavily at slower tempos and swing lighter at faster tempos.
A great tip I got from Attack music was to start with only 16th note hi hats on all the steps and adjust the swing and listen to the groove at different tempos to find the groove and feel you want. Once you got the groove settings now clear the hats laid down your drums and new hats.
The definition of swing according to the inventor of swing is to extending the delay of every other 2nd note in 16 steps which for the first drum machines were steps 2,4,6,8,10,12,14 and 16.
Lastly microtiming is just like shift timing on the mpcs because you can move notes ahead of the beat or behind the beat I view it as your humanization factor.
I almost forget velocity it just as important to great swing made sure that you adjust the velocity of the individual hits of the kicks, snares, and hats to really bring out the groove or the swing won’t feel right. Velocity should be the first thing you do in your drum patterns.
The magic of the swing was like Mr Linn stated the operator of the instrument it can do what you tell it. You have to put your feel into it like Jimmy Jam’s, Prince’s and Mtume’s of the past.