The Header includes controls that you can use to play your sound: pitch bend, the modulation wheel, aftertouch, and 16 Macros, which are all available for automation and MIDI control in your host. MASSIVE X offers two methods to assign these controls to parameters.

Note: If you jumped straight into this section or need to reset your sound, load the preset called QSG - 03 Control from the Quickstart category in the preset menu.

Single Parameter Assignment

The controls in the Header can take over the full range of a single parameter. For example, you can use the modulation wheel to control the Wavetable Position.

Drag and drop the modulation wheel icon (M) from the Header onto the Wavetable Position.
By playing a note and turning the modulation wheel you can control the Wavetable Position from your keyboard.

Multiple Parameter Assignment

The controls in the Header can also adjust multiple parameters at the same time, and to a varying degree. This works in the same way as assigning modulation sources, for example, you can use Macro 1 to control both Feedback and Freq on the Frequency Shifter.

Drag and drop the Macro icon (1) from the Header onto the modulation slots of both Feedback and Freq. Then click and drag the modulation slot upwards to increase the modulation amount.
By playing a note and turning Macro 1 you can control the two parameters on the Frequency Shifter at once.
After working through this guide, you will now be familiar with the basic workflows of building a simple sound with MASSIVE X. However, MASSIVE X offers much more than we could cover here, so we recommend you dive in and explore it by yourself. If you need inspiration or more information on specific features and functions, check back regularly for up and coming tutorials.