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I have Yamaha psre 463. I have styles on a USB stick and I have uploaded them on the keyboard. They play but have no sound. Kindly help.
 

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What do you mean by “They play but have no sound”? If they have no sound, then how are they playing? Do you mean that the drum beat plays but the melodic parts are silent?

Make sure you’re pressing ACMP ON/OFF to activate the auto-accompaniment, then make sure you’re pressing either SYNC START or START/STOP— SYNC START if you want the style to wait until you start to play before it starts to play, or START/STOP if you want it to start playing right away.
 
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What do you mean by “They play but have no sound”? If they have no sound, then how are they playing? Do you mean that the drum beat plays but the melodic parts are silent?

Make sure you’re pressing ACMP ON/OFF to activate the auto-accompaniment, then make sure you’re pressing either SYNC START or START/STOP— SYNC START if you want the style to wait until you start to play before it starts to play, or START/STOP if you want it to start playing right away.
I can see the measure move but no oaudio output
 

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In that case, go into the Function menu and make sure the “StyleVol” hasn’t gotten turned way down; normally it’s set to 100, but you can turn it up or down as desired.

If the Style Volume is set okay, the next thing to do is use a utility such as MixMaster or Style Revoicer to see what voices are being selected and if they aren’t available on the PSR-E463 then change them to valid PSR-E463 voices.

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MixMaster is available from https://psrtutorial.com/MB/mixMaster.html
Style Revoicer is available from http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/revsty/index.htm
 
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In that case, go into the Function menu and make sure the “StyleVol” hasn’t gotten turned way down; normally it’s set to 100, but you can turn it up or down as desired.

If the Style Volume is set okay, the next thing to do is use a utility such as MixMaster or Style Revoicer to see what voices are being selected and if they aren’t available on the PSR-E463 then change them to valid PSR-E463 voices.

EDIT:
MixMaster is available from https://psrtutorial.com/MB/mixMaster.html
Style Revoicer is available from http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/revsty/index.htm
Sorry am not so much conversant with sofwares, kindly assist on the way forward. My keyboard plays the inbuilt styles very well it's only with the downloaded styles.
 
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How do I convert styles from SFF2 to SFF. So as to play it on my psre463 using mastermix.
 
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Sorry am not so much conversant with sofwares, kindly assist on the way forward. My keyboard plays the inbuilt styles very well it's only with the downloaded styles.
Kindly help, mastermix 518 which am able to run on my PC doesn't show psre463. Kindly help
 
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Sorry, I was preoccupied with other things for the last week. :(

I don’t think you can use MixMaster to convert SFF2 files to SFF1 files. You should use one of Jørgen Sørensen’s programs for that:

Style Format 2 Converter - http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/sf2c/index.htm

You can use it to convert a single SFF2 file or an entire folder of SFF2 files. It will leave SFF1 files alone, so it’s safe to run it on an entire folder of files even if you aren’t sure whether they’re SFF1, SFF2, or some of both.

The SFF1 format actually had a few changes from the time it was introduced until now, and Jørgen has another converter program that can convert “newer” SFF1 files to be compatible with keyboards that require “older” SFF1 files. You probably won’t need to use it for the PSR-E463, but it won’t hurt the files:

Style Old Format Converter - http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/sofc/index.htm

Yamaha style files can contain up to four variations (A, B, C, and D) of each of the different style sections (Intro, Main, Fill In, and Ending). However, the operating systems and panel controls of the PSR-E, YPT, DGX, and YPG models are designed to play only two variations (A and B), even though they can still use style files that contain four variations— they just can’t play the extra variations (C and D). Also, I believe these models cannot load style files which are larger than about 50kB— at least, the specific models that I have experience with cannot. If you need to reduce a large style file to a size that can be loaded, you can use another of Jørgen’s programs to remove any unusable variations. It actually lets you move the variations around, so you could take a style file with four variations, make a copy of it, and remix each copy to get two new style files out of the original style file— one that has variations A and B, and another that has variations C and D (but moved to the A and B slots):

Style ReMixer - http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/sremix/index.htm

Finally, whenever you take a style file that was intended for one keyboard model and use it on a different model, you should check the voices and drum kits which are being used in the style file, and if necessary change them to voices and drum kits which are available on your particular model. There can be two sides to this. On the one hand, the style file may be selecting a voice or drum kit that your model doesn’t have, in which case you should change it to a voice or drum kit that your model does have. On the other hand, the style file may be selecting a voice or drum kit that your model does have, but there might be another voice or drum kit on your model that would sound even better, in which case you might want to change the selected voice or drum kit to one that sounds better. You can use another of Jørgen’s programs to do this:

Style Revoicer - http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/revsty/index.htm

I’m replying from my iPad, so I can’t provide any detailed examples at the moment, but I have several style files that I need to convert, so sometime later I’ll put together some screenshots showing the above programs being used to convert and optimize a style file for my PSR-EW400.
 

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