Introduction to the microSTATION
Front and rear panels
You can control synthesis parameters or effect
parameters by moving the joystick up/down/left/right.
2. VOLUME knob
This knob adjusts the volume of the OUTPUT L/
MONO, R outputs, as well as the volume of the
headphone jack. (p. 11)
3. PHONES jack
Connect your headphones here.
This jack will provide the same signal as the OUTPUT
L/MONO and R jacks.
The headphone volume is controlled by the VOLUME
4. REALTIME CONTROLS
This set of realtime controllers consists of four knobs
and two buttons. You can use them in the following
• To control the sounds and effects of programs or
• To transmit MIDI messages to control external MIDI
• To control the arpeggiator and playback tempo.
SELECT button, knobs 1–4
Use the SELECT button to switch between realtime
control A, B, and C mode, and use knobs 1–4 to control
the sound, effects, and arpeggiator while you perform.
(p. 9 "Realtime Controls")
(p. 17 "Using realtime controls to edit the sound or
If you press this button to turn it on (lit), knobs 1–4
will transmit MIDI messages that can control external
MIDI devices. (p. 56)
If realtime control C mode is selected, and you use
knob 4 to specify the tempo, this LED will blink at
quarter‐note intervals of the current tempo.
5. AUDITION button
In Program mode, this button repeatedly plays a riff
(phrase) that's appropriate for the selected sound.
When it is on, the LED at the left of the button will be
ARP ON/OFF button
This button turns the arpeggiator on/off. The LED at
the left of the button will light‐up if the arpeggiator is
on. (p. 50)
ARP LATCH button
If this is on, the arpeggiator will continue playing even
after you take your hand off the keyboard. When it is
on, the LED at the left of the button will light‐up.
COMBI, PROG, SEQ, GLB/MEDIA buttons
Press one of these buttons to enter the corresponding
mode. The microSTATION has four modes. When you
enter a mode, the LED to the left of the button will
light‐up. (p. 7 "Selecting modes")
CATEGORY SELECT buttons
When selecting programs or combinations, use these
buttons to choose a category.
One of these indicators will light‐up to show the
category that is selected.