Creating songs (Sequencer mode)
When you use the microSTATION's sequencer to
record, your keyboard performance and your use of
the joystick and other controllers are recorded in
In most cases, you'll use "single track recording"
where you record one track at a time.
Note: As an alternate to single track recording, you can
also use "Multi‐track recording"(p. 44).
Let's try recording
We'll use a Sequencer mode template to record a drum
track and a bass track.
When you enter Sequencer mode on the
microSTATION, the specified template will be loaded.
This template assigns each track's program, volume
level, and pan setting etc.
Note: Use the Global/Media mode GLOBAL/MEDIA:
Basic setting "Initial Song" to specify the template that
will be loaded (PG p. 60).
Recording the drum track
Let's use the drum program of track 1 to record the
following drum pattern.
Hi hat: Ab3
Bass drum: C3
1. Press the MODE SEQ button to enter Sequencer
2. Press the REC button to enter record‐standby mode.
The REC button will light, and the Start/Stop button
The function 01 LED will light, indicating that track
1 is selected for recording.
Note: From this state, you can press one of the
function 02–16 buttons to change the track that will
be recorded. The display will show a screen where
you can specify the tempo and the recording mode.
When in recording‐standby mode, you can use the
buttons to access a page for making recording‐
related settings. Use the buttons to select a
parameter, and use the buttons to change the
For this example, use the following settings.
Tempo and recording mode
"M" (recording mode): OVW (overwrite)
Select a tempo where you can record comfortably.
Time signature and quantization
"TS" (time signature): 4/4, "Q" (quantization): Hi
"Q" specifies how the timing of the MIDI data you
perform will be corrected while you realtime‐record
to a MIDI track. (Previously‐recorded data will not
For example, suppose that you played eighth notes
while realtime‐recording, but your rhythm was
slightly incorrect as shown in figure 1. If you
realtime‐record with "Q" set to in this case, the
notes would automatically be adjusted to the timing
shown in illustration 2, below. If the "Q" setting is
Hi, your performance will be recorded at the actual
timing; no correction will be applied.
Specify the location where recording will begin.
"Set" (Set Location): [001:01]
Tempo and tempo mode
Adjust tempo‐related settings for the song. For this
example, choose the Manu setting so that the song
will follow the " (Tempo)" setting.
Tempo mode: Manu (Manual)
Specify how the metronome will function. For this
example, adjust settings so that the metronome will
be on only during recording.
Metronome (Metronome Sound): REC
Specify the output bus for the metronome.
Metro Bus: L/R
Specify the volume level of the metronome.
Metro Lvl: 127