Creating songs (Sequencer mode)
On the microSTATION, "multi‐track recording" is the
action of recording more than one track
simultaneously. This is useful in the following
• When multiple tracks of data from an external
sequencer are being recorded via MIDI into the
• When the performance of a combination that uses
the arpeggiators is being recorded onto multiple
tracks using the Auto Song Setup function.
Multi‐track recording is not possible if Loop is on.
As an example, here's how to multi‐track record on
1. Press the REC button.
The REC LED will light‐up, and the microSTATION
will be in recording‐standby mode.
The explanation here will assume that track 1 is
selected as the recording track and the function 01
LED is lit.
2. While holding down the function 01 button, press
the 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, and 08 buttons, and then
release the 01 button.
The TIMBRE/TRACK LED will blink, and the
function 01–08 LEDs will light‐up; the
microSTATION will be in multi‐track recording
Multi‐track recording is indicated by the TIMBRE/
TRACK LED blinking and the function 01–16 LEDs
If you press the PLAY/MUTE button in multi‐track
recording mode, the function 01–16 LEDs will
indicate the status of each track.
Blinking: Recording track
Lit: Play track. This track will be heard during
Unlit: Mute track. This track will be muted during
You can use the function 01–16 buttons to switch the
status of each. The track status will change each time
you press the button corresponding to that track.
To cancel multi‐track recording, press any one of
the function 01–16 buttons from the multi‐track
recording standby state.
3. Press the Start/Stop button to start multi‐track
This section describes how to do multi‐track
recording. For details on the settings and procedure
for receiving MIDI data from an external MIDI
sequencer and multi‐track recording, please refer to
the parameter guide section "Appendix ‐ Recording
musical data from an external device" (PG
You can also use multi‐track recording to
simultaneously record a multi‐track performance
produced using the arpeggiators (PG p. 23
"Arpeggiator settings in Combination and
Recording exclusive events
The parameter changes that are produced when you
edit MIDI track parameters, effect parameters, or
exclusive messages received from an external MIDI
device, can be recorded to the desired MIDI track.
When this data is played back, it can control the song's
track parameters, effect parameters, or be transmitted
to an external MIDI device (PG p. 55 "Recording
internal parameter changes").
GM, XG, or GS exclusive messages can be
recorded on a track, but will not be reproduced
by the microSTATION's sound generator.
Recording the changes of a MIDI
track's pan, volume, and tone
If you control pan, volume, or tone parameters during
recording, those changes will be reflected during
If you want to modify the settings of multiple tracks
simultaneously, use multi‐track recording.
Note: Control of these parameters is done by
transmitting control changes or system exclusive
messages. If you want to record this data, you'll need
to turn the Global/Media: MIDI ‐ MIDI Filter "Ctrl
Chg" and "SysEx" settings On. Switch to Global/
Media mode and make sure that these are turned On.
Note: The Global/Media: MIDI ‐ MIDI/SEQ Out
"Parameter" setting lets you specify whether changes
you make by editing a parameter will be transmitted
as Pan: CC#10 (pan), Volume: CC#7 (volume), and
Send 1/2: CC#93 (send 1 level and send 2 level) control
changes, or as system exclusive messages.