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Using Macros

Like most Output products, ARCADE makes use of 4 Macro controls that are used to control multiple parameters at once. 

Assigning Parameters to Macros

To assign a parameter to a macro, right-click on the parameter’s knob or slider and select Assign Macro. Choose from Macro 1 through 4, then click to assign the parameter.


The Macro Overview Page shows you every parameter assigned to a given Macro slider.

Editing Macro Range

Immediately after assigning a parameter to a macro, you'll be able to dial in the minimum/maximum range that the Macro will ‘turn the knob.'

To do this, click and drag on the knob/slider up or down. As you drag, you’ll see a white fill line indicate where the knob will end up when the macro control is set to its full value. 


Once the range is set, click anywhere outside the knob to set the Macro assignment.

Assigning a Macro to Modulation Amount

You can use a Macro slider to increase or decrease the strength of modulation happening on a knob. 

To do this, you first have to assign modulation to a parameter. Once assigned, right-click again and select “Assign Macro to Modulation” and select which Macro you want to use.


Next, you’ll set the Macro range on the Modulation Amount by click + dragging up or down.

Dragging up from the center will result in more ‘right to left’ (i.e. positive polarity) modulation as the Macro slider advances from a low to high value.

The opposite is true for dragging the Macro range down from center – it will result in more ‘left to right’ (negative polarity) modulation as the macro slider advances from low to high.

Editing Modulation Amount via the Modulation Page

The Modulation page allows you to control modulation range for a parameter by using the Modulation Amount slider.


Now that you have the Modulation Amount and Macro range set, you can use the Macro Slider on the main page to dial in Modulation Amount. 

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