We’ve all been there: the client sent you something to mix, and the rhythm guitars have way too much distortion/overdrive, they’re just a non-stop block that never dips down.
By using an FX Modulator with a filter module(see picture below), we can simulate a less gainy guitar tone. Set the filter type to low pass 6dB/octave, dial in some smooth (usually 4% is enough), and trigger the curve with a short note on a MIDI track. So write 1 MIDI note under every chord strike. This trick works really well on long-sustaining chords.
You can also add another FX Modulator and a Volume module, to simulate a little bit volume drop, too. Just remember to add another MIDI trigger track (just copy the filter MIDI track and send it to the volume FX modulator).
Hope this helps!