Plugin Tip: Step Sequence Gate Effects

Use a side chain to gate an effect like a step sequencer! Distortion effects like iZotope Trash 2 have a side chain and a gate. You can set up a separate track with a rhythm to gate the distortion as if it were a step sequencer.

Here’s one for your idea bin: use a side chain to gate distortion on your piano!

Step 0: write some notes

Step 1: add some effect with a side chain, like iZotope Trash

Step 2: write a side chain part with a click/transient sound

Step 3: side chain the click to the effect

Step 999: Tweak!

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