Editing a program
Easy editing using the buttons
All of the microSTATION's programs can be edited.
You can create original programs by editing the
preload programs on the microSTATION without
needing to use external software.
By using the microSTATION Editor / Plug‐In Editor
software that is installed on your computer, you'll also
be able to create original programs from scratch,
starting from an initialized program.
However, creating the sound you want from an
initialized program is a lot of work. We recommend
that you start with a preload program that's close to
what you have in mind, and modify it to your taste.
Let's try using the realtime control knobs on the
microSTATION's front panel to edit a program. For
example, you can edit parameters such as cutoff,
resonance, and release time in this way.
On the microSTATION, you can use the front panel
PLAY/MUTE button and function buttons 01 and 02 to
switch the mute/un‐mute status of each program
1. Press the front panel PLAY/MUTE
button to turn it on (the LED at the left
of the button will light‐up).
2. Press function button 01 or 02 to
switch oscillators 1 or 2 between muted and un‐
Function LEDs 1 and 2 located above the buttons
will be lit‐up or dark to indicate the status of each
oscillator. The oscillator will sound if the indicator
is lit‐up, and will be muted if the indicator is dark.
Note: Oscillator 2 cannot be controlled for a single
oscillator program which uses only one oscillator.
Playing programs Easy editing using the buttons and knobs
Using realtime controls to edit the
sound or effects
You can use the realtime controls (the SELECT button
and knobs 1–4) to modify the sound and control the
1. Press the REALTIME CONTROLS
SELECT button to switch the realtime
control function between A, B, or C mode.
Each time you press the button, you'll cycle
through A, B, and C modes, and the
corresponding LED will light‐up.
Note: If CC#70–79 are assigned to
REALTIME CONTROLS A mode and B
mode, the sound that you edit using knobs 1–4 will
be saved when you write the program. Arpeggiator
settings you make in C mode will also be saved.
2. Modify the sound by turning the knob that you
want to control. See below for details.
Mode A controls
In mode A you can turn knobs 1–4 to control or edit
the following items.
Note: When a knob is in the center position (12
o'clock), the parameter will have the value specified by
Knob : CUTOFF
This adjusts the filter's cutoff frequency. Adjusting the
cutoff frequency will modify the brightness of the
Knob : RESONANCE
This adjusts the filter's resonance level.
Adjusting the filter resonance level will boost the
sound in the region of the frequency, giving a
distinctive character to the sound.