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Offline MusicMan

Unlocking Styles
« on: February 10, 2020, 01:56:30 AM »
Hi

I noticed that with some styles get I get a message:
"The data of the original style  must be deleted before e recording." Which mean the style is locked.

I tried Jørgen's Style Unlocker to unlock styles and it works for many but not all styles.
Is there a way to unlock the styles that can't be unlocked with Style Unlocker?

Thank You
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: Unlocking Styles
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 04:23:46 AM »
I don't know if this will work or not BUT if you took another style and UNLOCKED it and then "copy and paste" all the parts from the LOCKED style to the UNLOCKED ... you might get what you want.

I have not tried this but it sounds like you're stuck and it's an idea for you to try.
 
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Offline MusicMan

Re: Unlocking Styles
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 05:54:31 AM »
I don't know if this will work or not BUT if you took another style and UNLOCKED it and then "copy and paste" all the parts from the LOCKED style to the UNLOCKED ... you might get what you want.

I have not tried this but it sounds like you're stuck and it's an idea for you to try.

I tried using Assembly in a blank style to swap a locked channel but it didn't work. The channel was still locked.

Then I tried using MixMaster > List View > Import and Replace a Channel and it worked. This method only imports one channel at a time so it's a good workaround til I find a method that unlocks all the locked channels in one step or better yet, unlocks multiple styles in one step (batch operation)

Thank you
« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 06:08:13 AM by MusicMan »
 

Offline Jørgen

Re: Unlocking Styles
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 08:23:27 AM »
Hi

It is almost 10 years ago I wrote the "Style Unlocker" software.

As far as I remember - I might be wrong - there is some unknown lock in the keyboard OS if the style has more channels in use than channel 9 - 16.

The only possible way to edit the style is to edit the MIDI part in a software sequencer computer program.

More at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/stun/index.htm

Regards
Jørgen

PS: Editing a style file can be done at byte level in a hexidecimal editor... as any file can... but I will not recommend this method.  :o
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 
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