The music stand
19 COUNT IN / BREAK
While the Style is not running, press this button, then press
START/STOP. This combination triggers a one‐bar initial
count, then the Style starts playing.
While the Style is already in play, this button triggers a break
(an empty measure beginning with a kick + crash shot). Press
it twice to let it play in loop, and select any other Style ele‐
ment (Fill, Intro, Variation...) to exit the loop.
20 ENDING 1–2 (DOT, TRIPLET) buttons
While the Style is running, these two buttons trigger an End‐
ing, and stop the Style. Press one of them, and the Style will
stop running with an Ending. If pressed while the Style is
stopped, they act as an additional couple of Intros.
Press them twice (LED blinking) to let them play in loop, and
select any other Style element (Fill, Intro, Variation...) to exit
ENDING1 also doubles as a DOT function, and ENDING2
doubles as a TRIPLET function, to be used in Song mode.
Note: Ending 1 plays a short sequence with different chords, while
Ending 2 plays on the last recognized chord.
21 INTRO 1–2 buttons
These two buttons set the arranger in Intro mode. After press‐
ing one of these buttons, start the Style, and it will begin with
the selected intro. The INTRO LED will automatically go off
at the end of the intro.
Press them twice (LED blinking) to let them play in a loop,
and select any other Style element (Fill, Intro, Variation...) to
exit the loop.
Note: Intro 1 plays a short sequence with different chords, while
Intro 2 plays on the last recognized chord.
Starts or stops the Style that's running.
You can reset all 'frozen' notes and controllers on the
microARRANGER and any instrument connected to its MIDI
OUT, by using the "Panic" key combination. Just press SHIFT
+ START/STOP to stop all notes and reset all controllers.
23 SYNCHRO START / STOP (DELETE)
This button turns the Synchro Start and Synchro Stop func‐
tions on or off. Press it repeatedly to turn the functions on or
off. The LEDs will cycle in this order: START
START LED ON
When this LED is lit‐up, just play a chord in the
chord recognition area to automatically start
the Style running. If you like, you can turn one
of the INTROs on before starting the Style.
START+STOP LEDs ON
When both LEDs are lit‐up, raising your hand
from the keyboard momentarily will stop the
Style from playing. If you play a chord again,
the Style starts again.
All Synchro functions are turned off.
This button doubles as a DELETE function for the Backing
Sequence and Song modes.
It is also used to delete the selected character, during text
24 TAP TEMPO/RESET (INSERT)
This is a double‐function button, acting in a different way
depending on the Style status (stop/play).
Tap Tempo: When the Style is not playing, you can "beat" the
tempo on this button. At the end, the accompaniment starts
playing, using the "tapped in" tempo.
Reset: When you press this button while the Style is in play,
the Style pattern goes back to the previous strong beat.
This button doubles as an INSERT function for the Backing
Sequence and Song modes.
It is also used to insert a character at the cursor position, dur‐
ing text editing.
25 WRITE/CARD IN USE
In Style Play mode, this button opens the Write window, that
lets you save all the tracks onto a Performance, the Realtime
(Keyboard) tracks in a Single Touch Setting (STS), or the
accompaniment tracks onto a Style Performance.
In the Global edit environment, press it to save Global param‐
eters in memory.
This button's LED works as a CARD IN USE indicator, and
turns on when the card slot is in use.
This button turns the Ensemble function on or off. When on,
the right‐hand melody is harmonized with the left‐hand
Note: The Ensemble function works only when the keyboard is in
SPLIT mode, and the LOWER Chord Scanning mode selected.
This button sets the instrument in Record mode (depending
on the current operating mode).
This button opens the Menu page for the current operating
mode or edit environment. After opening a menu, you can
jump to one of the edit pages by pressing the corresponding
VOLUME/VALUE buttons; or browse them using the PAGE
buttons. Otherwise, go back to the main page of the current
operating mode, or close the edit environment, by pressing
the EXIT button.
See the relevant chapter devoted to each operating mode or
edit environment, to see their "maps" in detail.
29 PAGE -/+
After pressing MENU to open a menu, use these buttons to
browse the edit pages of an operating mode or editing envi‐
ronment. Press EXIT to go back from an edit page to the main
page of the current operating mode, or to close the Global or
Card Edit environment.
In addition, you can use these buttons to select a different
page in a Style Select or Program Select window.