Editing a program in detail
You can create an original sound by editing a preload
program. (p. 58 "Writing a Program or
Before you start editing
The three elements of sound: pitch,
tone, and volume
Sound is made up of three basic elements: pitch, tone,
The microSTATION provides "pitch," "filter," and
"amp (amplifier)" sections that allow you to control
The "pitch" section modifies the pitch, the "filter"
section modifies the tone, and the "amp" section
modifies the volume.
Use PROG EDIT: OSC1 and OSC2 to edit the "pitch"
section, and the PROG EDIT Filter/Amp group to edit
the "filter" and "amp" sections.
EG, LFO, and controllers
In addition to the three elements listed above, a sound
can vary according to the passage of time, the pitch
range in which it's played, or by performance
Such aspects can be controlled by modulators and
controllers such as the EG (envelope generator), LFO
(low frequency oscillator), and joystick. These
modulators and controllers apply change to the basic
Take a look at the illustration "Program structure."
Notice that the signal flow is in the order of Oscillator/
Pitch, Filter, Amp. You can see how the EGs and LFOs
affect each section.
As shown in the illustration, each program consists of
sections such as OSC 1/2, effects, and the arpeggiator.
Filter1 LFO Mod
Oscillator / Pitch
Playing programs Before you start editing
OSC1 contains Oscillator/Pitch, Filter, Amp, EG, and
LFO. The microSTATION provides OSC1 and OSC2,
and you can combine these to create more complex
Note: Pitch EG is shared by OSC1 and OSC2.
The output from OSC 1/2 is sent to the insert effects,
master effects, and total effect. In the mixer section
which controls the routing, you can freely specify the
destination of each signal.
As effects, you can use five insert effects, two master
effects, and one total effect.
A program can use one arpeggiator. You can select an
arpeggio pattern, specify the range that the pattern
will be developed within, and specify the range of
notes or velocities that will trigger the arpeggiator.
FX Control Bus