MIDI transmission from the step sequencer
In Sequencer mode, the step sequencer function transmits
the step sequencer's note data on the MIDI Channel (S-
TRACK>MIDI) if track 16's Status (SEQ>PROG) is set to
BTH, EXT, or EX2.
Using the step sequencer with
When using the Favorites function, the settings of each
registered program or combination can make the step
You'll be able to turn steps on/off, but the settings
cannot be saved. Nor can you enter the various STEP
SEQ pages. You'll need to use Program mode or
Combination mode to edit the step sequencer settings.
Playing and stopping the step sequencer
1. Select a favorite program or combination. (see
2. Press the STEP SEQ RUN button to start playback
(the button will be lit).
Press the button once again to stop (the button will be
The drum loop pattern that's saved together with the
program or combination sound will play.
Note: The on/off state of the RUN button is not saved when
you write the program.
Entering a pattern
1. Press the STEP SEQ ACTIVE button to make the
Pads 1–16 will turn each of the step sequencer's steps on/
2. Use the BANK SELECT button and pads 1–16 to
enter steps. Each time you press a pad, it will turn on
(lit) or off (unlit); if it is on, sound will be produced.
3. To enter other tones, hold down the STEP SEQ
ACTIVE button and press pads 1–12 to switch tones.
Then press pads 1–16 to turn them on/off.
4. To add accents, hold down the STEP SEQ ACTIVE
button and press pad 13 to select it; then use the
BANK SELECT button and pads 1–16 to turn the
accent on/off for each step.
The step sequencer will play in synchronization with the
internal/external MIDI clock.
Synchronization with the arpeggiator
The step sequencer will synchronize to the timing of the
currently playing arpeggiator.
Note: If you want to synchronize the arpeggiator playback to
the step sequencer that's currently running, turn Key Sync
(P-ARP> SETUP, C-ARP> A, B, S-ARP> A, B) off.
Synchronization with the Drum Track
In Sequencer mode, the step sequencer will synchronize to
the Drum Track pattern that's currently playing.
Note: If you want to synchronize the Drum Track pattern
playback to the step sequencer that's currently running,
select the Sync check box (in each mode, DRUM TRACK>
PATTERN page Drum Track setting).
Synchronization between the step sequencer
and the sequencer in Sequencer mode
When playing or recording a song
• The step sequencer will synchronize to the song in units
of one beat.
Synchronization with song start
• If the step sequencer is on (i.e., the RUN button is on)
and running, it will reset to the beginning of the pattern
when it receives a song start message.
Synchronization with the playback of an
If " (Tempo)" is EXT (i.e., if the G-MIDI> BASIC page
MIDI Clock parameter is set to Ext-MIDI or Ext-USB) in
Program, Combination, or Sequencer modes, the step
sequencer will synchronize to MIDI timing clock and start
messages from an external MIDI sequencer etc. connected
via a MIDI cable.
Note: The step sequencer will also synchronize in the same
way if MIDI Clock is set to Auto and MIDI timing clock
messages are being received from a connected MIDI device.
Synchronization with external MIDI timing clock
The step sequencer will synchronize to " (Tempo)" based on
the external MIDI timing clock.
Synchronization with the MIDI realtime command Start
If the step sequencer is on and running, it will be reset to the
beginning of the pattern when it receives the Start command.