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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Welcome!
Unpacking and Inspection
How to Use This Manual
Connection Diagram
Connecting AC Power
Making Audio Connections
Connecting the Foot Pedals
A Tour of the Micron
The Micron’s Top Panel
Volume
Real-time controllers
Navigate through the programs
Switch Octaves
Explore the Built-in Patterns
Explore the Rhythms
Explore the Setups
Record Some Phrases
Connect External Instruments
Whew!
Playing Patterns
Using [latch]
Using [tap]
Pattern Types: Arpeggios and Sequences
Editing Patterns
1. Revert-to-stored? / Unrevert-to-edited?
2. Send to setup?
3. Start new setup?
4. Pattern program
5. Length
6. Grid
7. Type
8. Span (arpeggios only)
9. Order (arpeggios only)
10. Real-time recording
11. Step editing
12. Clear controllers?
13. Clear pattern?
14. Pattern name
15. Send MIDI sysex?
16. Send syx bundle?
17. Delete pattern?
18. Store a copy?
Store your changes!
Exiting pattern editing
Playing Rhythms
Editing Rhythms
4. Length
5. Grid
7. Drum A through Drum H
8. Add?
9. Clear rhythm?
10. Rhythm name
11. Send MIDI sysex?
12. Send syx bundle?
13. Delete rhythm?
14. Store a copy?
Exiting rhythm editing
Playing Setups
Setup Components
Editing Setups
1. Parts
2. Use as
3. Add?
4. Beats
5. Add?
6. FX Balance, FX Type 1, FX Type 2
7. Clear
8. Setup name
9. Send MIDI sysex?
10. Send syx bundle?
11. Delete setup?
12. Store a copy?
Exiting setup editing
What is a “Program”?
How the Micron Makes Sound
The Oscillators
The Pre Filter Mix
The Filters
The Post Filter Mix
Output
Signal Flow Diagram
3. Send to Setup?
4. Start New Setup?
5. Voice parameters
6. Oscillator parameters
7. Pre-filter mix parameters
8. Filter parameters
9. Post-filter mix parameters
10. Output
FX1 Effects
FX2 Effects
11. Envelopes
12. Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) settings
13. Sample-and-Hold (S&H) settings
14. Track (Tracking Generator)
15. Mod (Modulation Routing)
16. Category
17. Program name
18. Delete?
19. Send MIDI sysex?
20. Store a copy?
Exiting program editing
Configuration
Configuration Parameters
1. Contrast
2. Tuning
3. Transpose
4. Velocity Curve
5. Local Control
7. MIDI channel
8. MIDI sync
9. Store Protect
10. Sysex: send all
What is MIDI?
MIDI Connections
Loading Programs, Rhythms, Patterns, and Setups via MIDI
What’s a bundle?
Compatibility with Alesis Ion programs
Sharing programs between the Alesis Micron and the Alesis Ion
Updating Software Via MIDI
All Notes Off
How do I add a program to the “faves” category?
How do I assign a program parameter to one of the knobs?
How do I record a new pattern?
How do I split and layer the keyboard?
How do I change the program in a setup Part?
How can I quickly see which programs are in which setup Parts?
How do I add a rhythm to my setup?
How do I set which MIDI channels my Micron is using?
How can I select a program/setup/ pattern/rhythm through MIDI?
Why isn’t my Micron responding to MIDI program change messages?
How do I set the tempo?
Why isn’t my Micron syncing to MIDI clock?
The [store] button is dimly lit. What does this mean?
How do I send the individual notes of a pattern or rhythm through MIDI?
A note is stuck on! How do I make my Micron turn it off?
How do I use the vocoder?
Recovering from a Crash
Checking the Software Version
Restoring the Factory Defaults
Cleaning Your Micron
Specifications
Sound Engine
Audio Input
Audio Output
Audio Performance
Physical
Warranty / Contact Alesis
Alesis Limited Warranty
Alesis Contact Information
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