Settings for the entire microSTATION, and saving/loading data
Preset data, on the other hand, is data that cannot be
overwritten by the Write operation. This includes the
• GM program
• GM drum kits 48(GM)–56(GM)
• Preset template songs P00–P15
Saving to media
The following data can be saved to various types of
• .PCG file:
Programs, Combinations, Drum kits, Global
settings, and user arpeggio patterns.
• .SNG file:
• .MID file:
Saves a Sequencer mode song in Standard MIDI File
Using the included editor to save data
You can use the utility command Save to save the data
on your computer as a dedicated file for the editor
application (PG p. 205).
Writing to internal memory
Writing a Program or Combination
The Program and Combination settings you've made
in the various editing pages can be saved to internal
memory. This action is referred to as "writing a
program" or "writing a Combination." If you want
your edited data to be preserved after the power is
turned off, you must perform a Write operation.
There are two ways to write a Program or
Before you can write data into memory, you must
turn off the memory protect setting in Global/
For details, please see "Memory protect" on page 59.
A combination does not contain the actual
program data for each timbre, but simply
references the number of the program used by
each timbre. If you edit a program that is used by a
combination, or exchange it with a different
program number, the sound of the combination
will also change, reflecting the altered program.
We'll explain using Program mode as an example.
(The procedure is the same for Combination mode.)
Using the WRITE button
This method allows you to write only to the program/
combination number that's selected.
1. Press the WRITE button.
The display will ask "OK?"
To execute the Write operation, press the button.
Writing from an edit page
1. Make sure that the program that you want to save
2. Enter an edit page, and choose "Write Program."
3. Edit the program name as desired.
Use the buttons to select the character location,
and use the buttons to specify the character for
4. Use "Cat" to specify a category for the program.
You'll be able to select the program via the category
that you specified here.
5. Use the "To" field to specify the writing‐
destination bank and number.
Note: The bank and number are shown in the upper
right of the display when you turn on Num Lock in
the PROG PLAY page and then press the 14
6. To begin the Write operation, make the display
indicate "OK?" and then press the button.
How tone parameter settings are saved
The sound parameters of a program, and adjustments
applied to the programs used by a combination or
song, are referred to as "tone parameters."
There are two types of tone parameters as described
below, and their type will determine how they are
• Absolute: This type of Tone parameter controls a
single program parameter. The Program parameter
and the Tone parameter reflect each other exactly. If
you edit one, the other parameter will reflect the
identical change. This type of Tone parameter
"absolutely" controls the program parameter itself.
• Relative: This type of Tone parameter controls two
or more program parameters simultaneously. For
example, "Filter/Amp EG Attack Time" controls a
total of six program parameters. The value of a
relative parameter indicates the amount of change
that is applied to the value of each program
parameter it's affecting.
When a relative parameter is at zero (i.e., when its
slider is in the center position), the program
parameters it controls will function according to
their original settings. Raising or lowering the value