I try to use macros to achieve certain sound effects.
Like for sytrus i try to make two bass patches in one…
Like have the 1st 3 oscillators be one sound with one set of macros controlling the amount fm modulation, the phase, or the volume of the fm modulator and with the remaining 3 oscillators a different sound with a different set of modulations.
Then i direct the output of sound A to filter 1 and sound B to filter 2…and have different automations for each filter and the use the xy pad in sytrus to do both the macro automations and to switch between sound A and sound B by controlling the volume output with the xy pad in sytrus…
After that i just apply compression and love philter for custom gates… and gross beat to get glitch wubs…and then i sidechain it to a kick.
Or to control a wall of noise post rock sound by controlling the reverb parameters and distortion level in conjuction with a limiter and/or compression.
So thats how i use macros.