Basic operating methods
After you've turned on the power, use the following
methods to select modes or pages, and edit the
• In order to use a function of the microSTATION,
you must first select the appropriate mode. Press
one of the front panel mode buttons to enter the
COMBI button: Combination mode
PROG button: Program mode
SEQ button: Sequencer mode
GLB/MEDIA button: Global/Media mode
Selecting a combination, program, or
Normally you'll use the COMBI PLAY or PROG PLAY
page to select a combination or program.
The basic procedure is to use the CATEGORY SELECT
buttons to specify a category, and then use the
buttons or function buttons 01–16 to select a program
or combination within that category.
For details on the procedure, refer to p. 15 "Selecting a
program" and p. 24 "Selecting a combination"
For details on selecting a song, refer to p. 33 "Playback
Editing in each mode
Each mode contains numerous parameters and
commands, which are organized into groups and
To edit a parameter or execute a command, use the
CURSOR/VALUE buttons to move to the
desired parameter or command.
Selecting a parameter and editing its value
We'll use Program mode as an example for this
1. Press the PROG button to enter Program mode.
The PROG PLAY page will appear. The upper line of
the display shows the page name, and the lower
line shows the name of the program thatʹs currently
The " "shown at the right edge of the lower line
indicates that you can press the button to move to
another page (in this case, PROG EDIT).
2. Press the button to enter PROG EDIT.
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When you enter PROG EDIT, the upper line of the
display will indicate PROG EDIT. A " " symbol is
shown at the left edge, indicating that you can use
the button to move (return) to the previous page
(in this case, PROG PLAY).
The lower line of the display shows the parameter
group name or parameter name. In each mode, the
editable parameters are organized into several
groups. Depending on the mode, a group might be
divided into multiple sub‐groups, so there might be
several levels of parameters.
", or "
edge of the lower line indicate that you can move to
higher or lower parameter groups or parameters.
Use the buttons to move.
The " " symbol shown at the right edge of the
lower line indicates that you can move to another
page of the current parameter group, or select a
parameter value. Use the buttons to move or
3. Use the buttons or the buttons to move
between groups and select the desired parameter.
", or " " shown at the left of the
parameter value indicates that you can edit the
value of that parameter.
4. Use the buttons or function buttons 01–16 to
edit the value of the parameter.
These buttons increase or decrease the value of the
selected parameter in steps of one. If you hold
down a button for several seconds, the value will
increase or decrease consecutively.
Function buttons 01–16
If you press the NUM LOCK button to turn Num
Lock on (LED lit), you can use function buttons 01–
16 to enter a numerical value for a parameter. This
method is useful when you know the value you
want to enter.
Use the 01 (1)–10 (0) buttons to enter the value, and
then press the 14 (ENTER) button to confirm.
The 11 (–) button switches the sign (+/–) of the
The 12 (.) button enters a decimal point.
If you decide to cancel the value you're entering,
press the 13 (CLEAR) button.
The KEY button has a function that is available
when the button is used in conjunction with a note
of the keyboard.
When you're editing a parameter that specifies a
note number (e.g., G4 or C
you can specify the desired note number or velocity
value by holding down the KEY button and playing
a note on the keyboard.
Note: By pressing the COMPARE button you can
compare the sound before and after editing.
" symbols shown at the left
2) or a velocity value,