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I downloaded some style packages, but some of them don't end in .STY
They end in PSR extension, what type of file is that because its not showing up as a style on my PSR-S500.

Can someone list some of the the file extensions and explain what file type they are, please.


Thanks !
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Offline Jørgen

Re: How many types of files extension are there and what are they ?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 08:30:41 AM »
Hi

Style files had some years ago always ".sty" file extension.
Now a number of files extensions are used: pst (pianist); pcs (piano combo); sst (session); prs (pro) and bcs (basic).
Older/smaller keyboards do only accept .sty extension. Just rename styles with other extensions.
Older/smaller keyboards may not accept OTS and MDB sections in styles. Use my "Style Old Format Converter" software at  http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/sofc/index.htm to convert.

Regards
Jørgen
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 

Offline Mike G

Re: How many types of files extension are there and what are they ?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 10:51:28 PM »
Is there a listing of the .S### numbers that produce style file images somewhere? I guess they will differ depending on the instrument's viewing screen, but a 'choice' from a list would be helpful.   :P

Mike
 

Offline tyrosaurus

Re: How many types of files extension are there and what are they ?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 05:08:40 AM »
Hi Mike,

There is a textual list starting on page 41 of the document 'Style Files - Introduction and Details'  written by Peter Wierzba & Michael P. Bedesem.  This can be downloaded from this link...  http://www.wierzba.homepage.t-online.de/stylefiles.htm


I don't know which keyboard you have, but you should be able to see all the icons on the keyboard if you open a file selection screen (STYLE for example), and bring up the NAME window (typically by pressing the lower 1 button) by selecting any file just for this test, and pressing OK.  Note that the NAME function can't be accessed from the PRESET tab, so if necessary move to USR, USB1 etc.

One of the 'buttons' in the NAME window is ICON (by coincidence, also typically associated with the lower 1 button), and if you press it you should be presented with a pictorial list of the various icons.

The list extends over multiple pages which you move through using the TAB buttons.  It opens on the page containing the current icon which is highlighted. 

If you actually want to change the existing icon for the object that you have selected, you would select an icon, press OK and then OK again, this time from the NAME window.

Regards

Ian
 

Offline MBedesem

Re: How many types of files extension are there and what are they ?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 05:12:28 AM »
Some icon pictures are displayed in the MidiPlayer/Icon View.

See: http://www.psrtutorial.com/MB/midiplayer.html

Regards,

Michael
Michael P. Bedesem
mpb@vermontel.net
http://psrtutorial.com/MB/bedesem.html
Tyros 5
 

Offline Mike G

Re: How many types of files extension are there and what are they ?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 07:25:57 AM »
Thanks Ian and Michael. I keep coming across 'new' things to learn. The CVP 505 is my second Yamaha keyboard: I bought a PS 6100 in 1985 in Hong Kong [because it had MIDI], but moved into the world of Roland after that. Sooooh glad to be back with a Yamaha now, yet there's so much to learn!  :o

Kindest regards,
Mike