The music stand
3. FRONT PANEL
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Power switch ( )
This turns the microARRANGERʹs power on or off.
This slider controls the overall volume of the instrument,
both of the internal speakers, the L/MONO and RIGHT out‐
puts, and the HEADPHONES output.
Warning: At the maximum level, with rich‐sounding Songs, Styles
or Programs, the internal speakers could distort during signal
peaks. Should this happen, lower the Master Volume a little.
This slider controls the accompaniment tracks volume (Style
Play mode) or the Song tracks volume, excluding the Real‐
time tracks (Song and Song Play modes). This is a relative
control, where the effective maximum value is determined by
the MASTER VOLUME slider position.
This is a freely programmable slider. By default, it acts as the
Keyboard Expression control, to let you balance the relative
volume of the Realtime (Keyboard) tracks.
Each of these buttons recalls one of the operating modes of
the instrument. Each mode excludes the others.
STYLE PLAY Style Play mode, where you can play Styles
(automatic accompaniments) and/or play up to
four Realtime tracks on the keyboard.
In the main page, Realtime (Keyboard) tracks
are shown on the right half of the display. You
can reach the main page by pressing EXIT from
any of the Style Play edit pages. If you are in a
different operating mode, press STYLE PLAY
to recall the Style Play mode. If the TRACK
SELECT LED is on, press TRACK SELECT to
turn it off and see the Realtime tracks.
This operating mode is automatically selected
when the instrument is turned on.
SONG PLAY Song Play mode, where you can playback 16‐
track Songs in Standard Midi File (SMF) format
directly from the memory card. You can also
play ".MID" and ".KAR" files directly from the
memory card. Since the microARRANGER is
equipped with two sequencers, you can even
play two Songs at the same time, and mix them
with the BALANCE slider.
In addition to the Song tracks, you can play
one to four Realtime (Keyboard) tracks, along
with the Song(s). In the main page, Realtime
(Keyboard) tracks are shown on the right half
of the display. You can reach the main page by
pressing EXIT from any of the Song Play edit
pages. If you are in a different operating mode,
press SONG PLAY to recall the Song Play
mode. If the TRACK SELECT LED is on or
flashing, press TRK SELECT one or two times
to turn it off and see the Realtime tracks.
Backing Sequence mode, where you can record
a new Song based on the Realtime and Style
tracks, and save it as a new Standard MIDI File.
Song mode, where you can play, record, or edit
PROGRAM Program mode, to play single Sound Programs
on the keyboard, or edit them.
Press the STYLE PLAY and SONG PLAY but‐
tons together to select the Demo mode. This
mode lets you listen to some Demo Songs, to
let you hear the sonic power of the microAR‐
This button recalls the Global edit environment where you
can select various global settings. This edit environment over‐
laps any operating mode, which will still remain active in the
background. Press EXIT to go back to the underlying operat‐
This button recalls the Card edit environment, where you can
execute various operations on files and cards (Load, Save, For‐
mat, etc...). This edit environment overlaps the current oper‐
ating mode, which will still remain active in the background.
Press EXIT to go back to the underlying operating mode.