Settings for the entire microSTATION, and saving/loading data
In GLOBAL/MEDIA: MIDI you can adjust MIDI‐
related settings for the entire microSTATION.
Specifying the global MIDI channel
This lets you specify the global MIDI channel. The
global MIDI channel is specified in Global/Media
mode, and is the basic channel on which the
microSTATION transmits and receives MIDI
(PG p. 60 "Channel (Global MIDI Channel)")
Local control setting
This lets you specify whether your performance on the
microSTATION will use the internal sound generator,
or whether the microSTATION's keyboard, knobs, and
joystick will be disconnected from the internal sound
generator so that your performance data will only be
transmitted to an external sequencer etc.
(PG p. 61 "Local Ctrl (Local Control)")
MIDI clock source setting
This specifies whether the microSTATION's
arpeggiator and internal sequencer will be
synchronized to an external MIDI device (e.g.,
sequencer or rhythm machine) or computer.
(PG p. 62 "Clock (MIDI Clock Source)")
In GLOBAL/MEDIA: Controllers ‐ PEDAL/SW, you
can adjust settings for the option thatʹs connected to
the DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack, the arpeggiator ARP
ON/OFF button, the LATCH ON/OFF button, and
assign MIDI control change messages to knobs 1–4 for
realtime controls mode C.
Specifying the function of the damper pedal
/ assignable switch / pedal
(PG p. 65 "PEDAL/SW")
When you press the realtime controls EXTERNAL
button to choose external mode, the microSTATION's
knobs 1–4 can be used to control an external MIDI
Each knob 1–4 will transmit the assigned MIDI control
change on the MIDI channel that you've specified. You
can use a total of 128 such setups.
When the microSTATION is shipped from the factory,
setup memory contains preloaded external setups for
controlling software synthesizers such as the Korg
Legacy Collection, or the level and pan of DAW
External setups are edited in GLOBAL/MEDIA: MIDI ‐
External Setup (p. 57 "Editing an external setup").
Using external setups
Note: Before you continue, you'll need to adjust some
settings so that MIDI data can be transmitted from the
microSTATION to your computer application or MIDI
device. Here, we'll describe an example in Program
1. Press the EXTERNAL button to put the realtime
controls in External mode.
2. Access PROG EDIT: External "External Setup."
3. Select the external setup that you want to use.
4. In the pages below "External Setup," you can view
the setting of each knob.
5. When you operate realtime control knobs 1–4, a
MIDI control change (CC#) will be transmitted on
the assigned MIDI channel.
If the display is showing the knob assignment view
screen (step 4), you can see the setting assigned to
the knob and the value that is transmitted.
Note: The microSTATION's keyboard and other
controllers will function as they usually do in each
6. When you use a knob in PROG PLAY, the display
will show that knob's assignment and value.
7. Switch to Combination mode, and set the realtime
controls to External mode.
The settings will be maintained, allowing you to
control a connected MIDI device, etc.