Introduction to the microSTATION
Selecting and executing a command
Each mode allows you to execute various commands,
such as Copy.
For example in Program mode, it is convenient to copy
arpeggiator or effect settings when you're editing.
1. In PROG PLAY, press the button to enter PROG
2. Use the buttons to choose "Command," and
then press the button.
3. Use the buttons to select the desired
parameter, and press the button.
4. Use the buttons to specify the value or copy‐
destination. To specify a numerical value such as a
program or combination number, you can also
turn NUM LOCK on and use function buttons 01–
16 to enter the value.
5. When you've finished adjusting settings, press the
button to return.
6. To execute, press the button to make the display
indicate "OK?", and then press the button.
If you decide to cancel the operation, press the
COMPARE button - the Compare
Program or Combination mode
Here's how to compare the sound of the program or
combination you're editing with the original
1. During editing, press the COMPARE button (the
LED will light‐up).
The sound that was saved before you began editing
will be recalled.
2. Press the COMPARE button once again (the LED
will go dark).
The sound you were editing will reappear.
Note: If you edit the sound that's recalled by pressing
the COMPARE button (i.e., the saved setting), the LED
will go dark at that point, and you won't be able to
return to the prior settings by pressing the COMPARE
Here's how to compare the "before and after" state of
your song recording or track editing.
For example, this is useful during recording.
1. Record on a desired track (Take 1).
2. Record once again on the same track (Take 2).
3. When you press the COMPARE button (the LED
will light‐up), Take 1 will be recalled.
4. Press the button again (the LED will go dark), and
Take 2 will be recalled.
5. If you record onto the same track again (Take 3)
from the state of step 3, the Compare function will
recall Take 1.
6. If you record onto the same track again (Take 3)
from the state of step 4, the Compare function will
recall Take 2. In this way, you can recall the state
of the previous recording.
Note: If you edit while the COMPARE button is lit, the
button will go dark; that performance data will be the
data that is recalled when the COMPARE button is
dark. (PG p. 30 "The Compare function" )
The Compare function is not available in Global/Media
After editing, you should write or save your changes
For example if you've edited a program, your changes
will be lost if you select another program or turn off
the power. The same applies to a combination.
Settings that you edit in Global/Media mode will be
remembered as long as the power is on, but your
changes will be lost when you turn off the power,
unless you write these changes into memory.
For details on the Write operations, see the following
• Programs p. 58
• Combinations p. 58
• Global settings p. 59
• User template songs PG p.48
Preset/user template songs are saved in internal
memory even when the power is turned off. Track
settings and effect settings of a song you create can
be saved in internal memory by the song command
Save Template Song.
• For details on writing to internal memory p. 58
Refer to the following pages for more about saving.
• Saving to media (Media– Save) p. 58
Note: On the microSTATION, the action of writing to
internal memory is called "Write," and the action of
saving to an SD card device is called "Save."