|Style Format 2 Converter is a program for converting SFF2 format Style files to SFF1.|
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This program will convert SFF2 format styles (used in the newest keyboards) to SFF1 format styles for older/smaller keyboards.
To convert SFF1 format styles (used until Tyros 3) 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:
Select whether to save the converted file in the same name as the original file; or to add a "C_" prefix to the file name.
• Select menu File | Open File
If you open a Folder, you will be asked to "Select Source Folder". This is where the styles for conversion are located.
Later you will be asked to "Select Destination Folder". This is where the converted styles will be saved.
To prevent file overwriting this selection must be two different folders. (You will get a warning if you try to select the same folder for both purposes).
In Folder Mode the program will automatically remember the last selected "Destination Folder".
The program will run automatically.
Limitations and Problems
The SFF2 style format was introduced with Tyros 3. There are several changes in the format which make it impossible to run the new style format in other keyboards than Tyros 3.
One change is a dramatic 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.
But using my 9 years of CASM programming experience, I have now revealed some parts of the SFF2 style CASM format for use in a SFF2 style format converter software. However there most probably are something yet to be discovered. 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 (Tyros 3) styles on older models. And realize that the style might need some tweaking after conversion.
To tweak the style:
Style Format 2 Converter ©2008-2011 Jørgen Sørensen. All Rights Reserved.
You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this program.
Compatible with SFF2 format styles only; i.e. styles for Tyros 4, Tyros 3, PSR S-910, PSR S-710 and the CVP 5xx-serie models.