Creating songs (Sequencer mode)
About the microSTATION's
The microSTATION's 16‐track MIDI sequencer can
hold up to 128 songs and 210,000 MIDI events.
You can record and play back MIDI data using sixteen
MIDI tracks and one master track (containing tempo
data, etc.) to control the internal sound generator and
your external sound modules.
With its broad range of capabilities such as the
arpeggiators, high‐quality effects, and controllers, the
microSTATION is the ideal environment for music
production or live performance.
When you turn off the power, the settings made in
Sequencer mode, the song data, and any user
pattern data that you recorded will not be backed
up. If you wish to keep this data, you must save it
on an SD card before turning off the power.
If you wish to write the programs, track
parameters, effects, and arpeggiator settings etc.
selected for a song as a template song, use the song
command Save Template Song. (PG p. 48).
Immediately after the power is turned on,
microSTATION will not contain any song data, so
if you wish to play a song on the sequencer, you
must first load data from SD card.
(p. 61, PG p. 69)
The specified template song will be loaded
immediately after you turn on the power. Use
Global/Media mode "Initial Song" to specify the
template song that will be loaded.
Sequencer mode structure
MIDI Track 01..16
Tempo and time signature data
Sequencer mode structure
Sequencer mode is structured as follows.
For details on each mode and how to access each page,
please see "Basic operating methods" on page 7.
A song consists of MIDI tracks 1–16, a master track,
song parameters such as the song name and
A maximum of 128 such songs can be created on
MIDI tracks 1–16 each consist of setup parameters
located at the start location, and musical data within
the track. The master track consists of tempo and time
For details, please see "Setup parameters & Musical
data"(p. 29) of the Parameter Guide.
Song recording and editing
Song recording is done on tracks.
You can record MIDI tracks using realtime recording.
For realtime recording you can choose one of six
recording modes. (PG p. 34)
The microSTATION also provides a Grid Sequence
function that makes it easy to create drum patterns.
This lets you use function 01–16 buttons and LEDs to
enter notes at the desired grid locations.
You can edit MIDI tracks in units of entire tracks or
individual measures. You can also insert or edit
individual events such as pitch bend, aftertouch, and
control change data.
Insert Effect 1...5