Style Format 2 Converter is a software program for converting YAMAHA keyboard format SFF2 style files to format SFF1 style files for older/smaller keyboards. SFF2 is also known as SFF GE.

To convert SFF1 format to various subformat styles use Style Old Format Converter.

Read about style format differences and how to convert between models at Style File Features.

The program can be run in 2 modes:
• Convert a single style file
• Convert all style files in a folder

This program is a converter which makes it technically possible to run SFF2 styles on older models.

After conversion the style might need some tweaking:
• Revoice the style: Use the Style Creator at the keyboard or my Style Revoicer software.
• Revoice the OTS: Use the Style Creator at the keyboard or my OTS Editor software.
• Edit CASM settings: Use the Style Creator at the keyboard or my CASM Editor software.

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Compatibility Issues

Style Conversion Limitations and Problems

November 22, 2008

The SFF2 style format was introduced with Tyros 3, and has now only been available in a few weeks. There are several changes in the format which make it impossible to run the new style format in older keyboards.

One change is a redefinition of the structure of the essential CASM data. An official format definition of these data is not (and have never been) public - and thus not known to me.

Using my 9 years of CASM programming experience, I have now revealed some parts of the new format for use in a SFF2 style format converter software.

This lack of accurate official information may result in faulty style file conversions. Therefore always work on copies of the style files.

As the old style format does not support the new features; it is not possible to convert the new styles 100% correct. This means that in the conversion process some settings are deleted; and some are replaced by default data. This will change the "sound" of the style.

Consider this software program as a converter which makes it technically possible to run SFF2 styles on older models. And realize that the style might need some tweaking after conversion.

Please report any unexpected program behavior. And please report any ideas for improvements to the program's functions. Thank you!

Style Format 2 Converter

1.182015-02-28Error is Folder convert corrected.
1.172013-10-15File Open Dialog will show style files only.
1.162013-10-03File menu now supports multiselection of files.
1.152013-09-30More save options while converting single style files.
1.142013-08-12Minor changes in operation and User Interface.
Internal code revisions.
1.132013-07-27Improved compatibility with systems running more .Net Frameworks.
1.122012-12-01Compatibility with more .Net Frameworks.
Internal code revision.
1.112011-09-28View menu added. Defines and saves User Interface size setting.
Added shortcuts to most used file operations.
.Net Framework ver. 2 is now required.
1.102011-08-28In Folder Mode the last selected "Destination Folder" will be remembered.
1.92010-07-29Error information when trying to convert Format 1 style files and style files without a CASM section.
1.82010-01-24More options for style file names settings.
Style files with the "fps" extension will be handled.
1.72010-01-07Style files without an OTS section were not converted.
1.62009-03-01Added multilingual Online Help. Accessible from within the program, and from this page.
1.52008-12-29Minor corrections to convert the last (?) difficult T3 styles.
1.42008-12-14Corrected Bass Channel conversion. Bass was in most cases one octave too high.
1.32008-12-12Conversion of styles using the new Guitar setting has been redesigned and improved.
1.22008-11-23Conversion using the "Open Folder" method failed when the number of files in the folder was too big. Fixed now!
1.12008-11-23No new features. An "out of key" bug has been fixed.
1.02008-11-22Initial release
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Style Format 2 Converter
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