Even if you switch programs in Program mode or
switch to Combination mode, that setup will remain
unchanged. This means that you can select a
different microSTATION sound without changing
the settings that control an external MIDI device, or
conversely, switch the settings that control the
external MIDI device without changing the
You'll need to select the realtime control mode for
each mode; Program, Combination, and
Editing an external setup
The settings that you edit in Global/Media mode
are maintained until you turn off the power; they
will disappear when you turn off the power. If you
want to keep your settings, you must use the
"Write Global" command to save.
1. Press the MODE GLB/MEDIA button to enter
2. Access the GLOBAL/MEDIA: MIDI ‐ External
Setup section, and press the button.
The first page of the External Setup section lets you
select the external setup that you want to edit
("External Set Select").
Press the button once again to choose "External
3. Use the buttons to select the external setup
that you want to edit, and then press the button.
The knob selection screen will appear.
4. Use the buttons to select the knob that you
want to edit, and then press the button.
5. Use "Channel" to specify the MIDI channel where
the knob will transmit data.
6. Use "CC#" to specify the MIDI control change that
the knob will transmit.
7. Specify the MIDI channel and MIDI control
change for the other knobs in the same way.
Note: For details on the control change (CC#)
settings of the preload external setups, and the
applications for which each setup is intended,
please refer to "microSTATION External Setups"
Saving & loading data Types of data that can be saved
Saving & loading data
Types of data that can be
You can save the various types of data in the
microSTATION by writing it to internal memory, by
saving it to an SD card (commercially available), or by
sending it as a MIDI data dump.
Writing to internal memory
The following types of data can be written into the
Programs 000–127 in banks A–D
Combinations 000–127 in banks A–C
• Global settings
• User template songs U00–U15
Song settings such as the song name and tempo,
track settings (see PG p. 36), arpeggiator, and effect
settings can be saved (written) to internal memory.
However, the musical data for song tracks are not
saved to internal memory. Furthermore, settings
that govern how the musical data is played back
such as "Time Signature", "Metronome", "PLAY/
MUTE", and "Track Play Loop" (including Start/
End measure) settings will not be saved either. Use
the Sequencer mode song command "Save
Template Song" to write this data; for details, please
see "Save Template" on page 48 of the Parameter
Data that you edit in Sequencer mode can only be
saved to media; it cannot be saved in internal
• User drum kits 00 (INT)–47 (USER)
• User arpeggio patterns 000–639
User drum kits and user arpeggio patterns cannot
be edited from the microSTATION itself. Data
you've edited using microSTATION Editor / Plug‐In
Editor will be transmitted to the microSTATION
and written when you execute "Write Drumkit"
(PG p. 204) or "Write Arpeggio pattern" from the
editor ( PG p. 205).
About preloaded data and preset data
"Preloaded data" refers to the data that is loaded in the
microSTATION when it is shipped from the factory.
You are free to rewrite this data, and with the
exception of the demo songs, the data will be written
to the location as described in "Writing to internal
memory." This data is stored in the microSTATION's
The preload data can be reloaded into internal
memory via an SD card by using a Global/Media mode
command such as "Load PCG."