Creating interesting synths can be hard at times. Especially with boring pads that usually all sound the same. Luckily, Logic’s ES2 synth comes bundled with a side chain. Not may synths has this nifty feature but when they do, creativity it begging to be played with.

Side chaining is a process where you link audio, MIDI or live input to trigger and manipulate an effect, or in the case use the trigger to modulate certain parameters within the ES2.

This allows us to modulate our synths to sound more creative and more rhythmic. Watch the video below to learn how to get your synth pad in sync with your song and achieve some rhythm all at the same time.