Restoring the factory settings
Loading the preloaded data
The original preload data is backed up in the
microSTATION, so you can restore any or all of the
Programs, Combinations, Drum Kits, User Arpeggio
Patterns, and Global settings to their original factory
To return the microSTATION to its factory‐set state,
you can load the preload data from an SD card to
which you copied it, or dump the data to the
microSTATION from microSTATION / Plug‐In Editor
running on a USB‐connected computer.
The preload data is provided on the accessory disc
included with the microSTATION. You can also
download the latest data from the following website.
Korg website: "http://www.korg.com/"
Never turn off the power while the data is being
Before you load, you'll need to turn the GLOBAL/
MEDIA: Basic "Memory Protect" setting Off for
the data that you want to load. You won't be able to
execute the Load operation if this setting is On
(PG p. 60 "M.Protect (Memory Protect)").
Loading the preloaded data will overwrite the
contents of the internal memory. If you want to
keep the existing data that is stored in internal
memory, use "Save All " or "Save PCG" to save
your data to external media before you continue.
Here we'll explain how you can use your computer to
copy the preload data to an SD card, insert that SD
card into the microSTATION, and use Global/Media
mode to load it.
Note: User banks and user patterns not included in the
preload data will remain in the microSTATION
unchanged. If you want to erase the user banks and
user patterns, initialize the microSTATION and then
load the preload data (p. 63 "Initialization").
Items you'll need
• SD card: an SD card of 128 Mbyte or greater capacity.
• Computer: For details on computer requirements,
please refer to "Operating requirements"(p. 73).
• SD card reader/writer
1. Insert your SD card into the microSTATIONʹs card
slot, and format the SD card as described in
"Formatting media" on p.62.
Note: An SD card thatʹs already being used with the
microSTATION does not need to be formatted.
When you format media, all data saved on that
media will be erased. Please check the contents of
the media before you format it.
When you format the SD card, the folder structure
"KORG" ‐ "MICRO_ST" will be created on the card.
2. Remove the SD card from the microSTATION.
3. Using your computer, copy the preload data
(PRELOAD.PCG) from the "Factory Preload
Sounds" folder of the included disc to the
"MICRO_ST" folder on the SD card.
If the "MICRO_ST" folder already contains a
folder named PRELOAD.PCG, it will be
4. Choose MEDIA/Load ‐ Load PCG.
5. Select the PCG data (file name: PRELOAD.PCG)
that you want to load, and press the button.
6. Choose All PCG, and press the button.
The screen will ask "OK?"
7. To load the data, press the button.
Loading a PCG file will load the following data.
•Program: Bank A, B, C, D (000–095)
•Combination: Bank A, B
•Drum Kit: 00 (INT)–47 (INT)
•User Arpeggio Pattern: 000...639
If operation becomes unstable, you can initialize the
microSTATION as follows.
1. Turn off the microSTATION's power.
2. While holding down the PLAY/MUTE button and
the function 08 button, turn on the
The microSTATION will be initialized, and data will
be written to internal memory. While data is being
written, the display will indicate "Initializing..."
When initialization has been completed, you'll need
to load the preload data from an SD card containing
the data, or dump it from a USB‐connected
computer using microSTATION Editor/Plug‐In
Editor. ("Loading the preloaded data")