Thank you for purchasing the Korg microSTATION Music Workstation. To help you get the most out of your new
instrument, please read this manual carefully.
About this manual
About the documentation and how
to use it
The microSTATION is shipped with the following
• microSTATION Easy Start Guide
• microSTATION Operation Guide (PDF)
• microSTATION Parameter Guide (PDF)
• microSTATION USB‐MIDI Setup Guide (PDF)
• microSTATION Editor/Plug‐In Editor User's Guide
• microSTATION Voice Name List (PDF)
The above PDF files are in the "MANUALS" folder of
the included disc. The manual for the KORG USB‐
MIDI driver is located in the same folder as the driver.
microSTATION Easy Start Guide
Read this first. It explains how to make connections
and perform basic operations.
microSTATION Operation Guide
This explains what each part of the microSTATION
does, how to make connections and perform basic
operations, provides a summary of each mode, and
explains the basic knowledge you'll need in each mode
to edit sounds and record on the sequencer. This
manual also explains the arpeggiator and effects.
In addition, it provides troubleshooting help, a list of
error messages, and specifications.
microSTATION Parameter Guide
This provides a detailed explanation of the
microSTATION's parameters, organized by mode and
page. Refer to this guide when you would like to learn
more about an unfamiliar parameter.
microSTATION USB-MIDI Setup Guide
This explains how to install the Korg USB‐MIDI driver
and set up the microSTATION.
microSTATION Editor/Plug-In Editor User's Guide
This explains how to set up and use microSTATION
Editor/Plug‐In Editor and microSTATION Editor/Plug‐
microSTATION Voice Name List
This lists the names of the multisamples, drum
samples, and factory‐set combinations, programs,
drum kits, user arpeggio patterns, and demo songs
inside the microSTATION. Refer to this when you
want to learn more about the preloaded content.
Conventions in this manual
Abbreviations for the manuals: OG, PG
In the documentation, references to the manuals are
abbreviated as follows.
OG: Operation Guide
PG: Parameter Guide
Parameters in the LCD display screen " "
Parameters displayed in the LCD screen are enclosed
in double quotation marks " ".
, Note, Tips
These symbols respectively indicate a caution, a MIDI‐
related explanation, a supplementary note, or a tip.
Example screen displays
The parameter values shown in the example screens of
this manual are only for explanatory purposes, and
may not necessary match the values that appear in the
Display of your instrument.
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in square
brackets [ ] always indicate hexadecimal numbers.
(Resonant structure and Electronic circuit
Modeling System) is KORG's proprietary sound
modeling technology which precisely reproduces the
complex character and nature of both acoustic and
electric instruments as well as electronic circuits in real
sound generation characteristics including instrument
bodies, speakers & cabinets, acoustic fields,
microphones, vacuum tubes, transistors, etc.
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