Sometimes you want to use the inheritance effector not only for inheriting pos/rot/scale animation, but drive other parameters with it. Here's one way to do it. There's some xpresso involved. Feel free to ask if you have questions about the technique.
There was a question if a step effector wouldn't have the same effect. Yes, it would, but there is a significant difference between the Time Offset parameter in the Step Effector and the From/to - Step Gap parameters in the Inheritance Effector.
The Step Effector could be used when your clone animation should end on a specific frame whereas the Inheritance Effector can be used in order to get specific frame steps between any given clone animation. Really helpful at timing for sound. As a bonus you can retime your inherited animation. Using the Inheritance Effector itself as the reference animation object as showed in the video is not a must, but elegant laziness :-)
To break it down, think of the Step Effector as an extender and the Inheritance Effector as a splitter when it comes to offsetting animation.
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