The banks and numbers (Bank, Combi No.) shown in
the table above are used to specify the writing‐
destination when writing a combination, and to
specify the copy‐destination when executing a copy
On the microSTATION itself, you can't select a
combination by specifying a bank and number
from the table above.
Performing with the
Based on note data that it receives from the keyboard
or from the MIDI IN connector, the arpeggiator can
generate a wide range of phrases and patterns
including arpeggios, guitar or keyboard backing riffs,
bass phrases, or drum patterns. When the Realtime
controls C mode is selected, you can use the knobs to
vary the duration and dynamics of the arpeggiated
For more about the arpeggiator, please see page 50.
Using controllers to modify
The microSTATION provides a variety of controllers
that you can use to vary the sound, such as the
joystick, and the realtime controls knobs.
For details, please see the corresponding explanation
for Programs: "Using Controllers" on page 9.
All of the microSTATION's combinations can be edited.
You can create original combinations by editing the
preload combinations, or by starting with an
Even without entering various pages for detailed
editing, you can use the REALTIME CONTROLS
buttons and knobs to effectively edit a combination
simply from the COMBI PLAY page.
Timbre play/mute settings
You can use the front panel PLAY/MUTE button and
function buttons 01–16 to switch each timbre's play/
1. Press the front panel PLAY/MUTE button to turn it
on (the LED will light‐up).
The function button 01–16 LEDs will indicate the
play/mute status for timbres 1–16. A lit LED
indicates Play, and a dark LED indicates Mute.
Function buttons 01–16 correspond to timbres 1–16.
Easy combination editing Performing with the arpeggiator
2. Use function buttons 01–16 to switch the LEDs
Simple editing using the
You can use the realtime controls knobs to perform a
variety of edits.
For example, you can use the realtime controls knobs
to adjust the Filter cutoff or resonance. You can also
use it to vary the depth of an effect, or to change the
way in which the arpeggiator generates a phrase.
For details, please see "Realtime Controls" on page 9.
Saving a Combination you've
After you've edited a combination, you must save it if
you want to keep the changes you've made. If you re‐
select the combination or turn off the power before
saving, your edits will be lost.
For details, please see "Writing a Program or
Combination" on page 58.
You can also save combinations on an SD card.
For details, please see "Memory protect" on page 59.
between lit and unlit; the corresponding timbre
will switch between Play and Mute status.
Edits you perform using the realtime controls
cannot be saved.