Recording with the
Typically, the preset template songs assign arpeggio
patterns suitable for the corresponding musical genre
to the drum track and the bass or guitar track. This
means that you can record the drum track or bass/
guitar track simply by turning on the ARP ON/OFF
1. Choose the song command "Create New" to create
a new song (p. 41 "Creating a new song").
The new song will have the settings of template
song P00: Pop.
2. Press the function 01 button to select track 1 (the
3. Turn on the ARP ON/OFF button, and play any
A drum pattern generated by the arpeggiator will
Listen to the phrase, and then press the ARP ON/
OFF button to turn off the arpeggiator for now.
Note: You can use SEQ EDIT: ARP ‐ ARP‐A Setup,
"Pattern Select" to change the arpeggio pattern.
4. Start recording. Turn on the ARP ON/OFF button.
5. Press the REC button and then the START/STOP
button to start recording.
Note: The function 01 LED will blink at regular
intervals, indicating that recording has begun.
6. During the two‐measure pre‐count, press a key
and hold it down.
The arpeggiator will not start during the pre‐count.
When the location reaches 001:01, the arpeggiator
will start in synchronization with the tempo.
7. When you start recording , wait for about eight
measures and press the START/STOP button to
The arpeggiator will stop at the same time.
Note: The function 01 LED will blink at irregular
intervals, indicating that this track has been recorded.
8. Next youʹll record the guitar track. For a new song
with the default settings, an arpeggio suitable for
acoustic guitar is assigned to track 4. Press the
function 04 button to select the guitar track. Then
record the guitar chording in the same way as
described earlier through step 7.
9. Press START/STOP to play back the drum and
bass tracks you recorded.
The microSTATION provides a Play/Mute function
that lets you mute the specified MIDI tracks 1–16. For
example, you can use this to mute the sound of a track
that you temporarily don't want to hear, or to hear
only the rhythm section and ignore other existing
MIDI recording Recording with the arpeggiator
tracks while you record new tracks. Let's try out the
Playing/muting specific tracks during
We'll try out the Play/Mute function using the drum
pattern and bass pattern you loop‐recorded earlier.
1. Press the PLAY/MUTE button to turn it on (the
LED at upper left of the button will light‐up).
The play/mute status will alternate each time you
press the button.
2. Press the Start/Stop button to play back the drum
and bass pattern.
3. Press the function 02 button.
The function 02 LED will go dark, and the bass
playback will be muted.
When you press the function 02 button once again,
the function 02 LED will light‐up, and the bass
playback will be heard.
Playing/muting specific tracks during
You can also use the Play/Mute function during
recording. In this example, let's add an electric piano
performance to the drum pattern and bass pattern that
you loop‐recorded earlier. We'll use the Play/Mute
function during this process.
1. Turn the LOOP button on, and press the REC
button. Then press the function 03 button to select
2. Choose an electric piano sound for track 3.
3. Press the Start/Stop button to start recording.
If you need to rehearse, press the function 03 button
(the function 03 LED will light‐up).
If you press the function 03 button once again,
recording will be possible. (The function 03 LED
will blink at regular intervals.)
4. Press the PLAY/MUTE button to turn it on. Then
press the function 02 button to mute the bass
performance of track 2.
At this time, the function 02 LED will be unlit, and
the 03 LED will be blinking at regular intervals.
5. Play the keyboard to record the electric piano
performance on track 3.
6. When you press the function 02 button once again,
the bass of track 2 will be heard.
If you are not satisfied with your recording, hold
down the KEY button and play the key of the
undesired note at the timing that it occurs.
Alternatively, you can delete all events recorded on
that track by holding down the KEY button and
pressing the REC button.