I got the style from yamaha psr s910@jeff29, welcome to the forums, and sorry for the late response.
Where did you get the style files from? Did you have to purchase them, or did you download them for free from a website? The reason I ask is because the only way I can tell you anything about why specific style files won't make any sounds is if I examine them myself. If they're free, I can download them and see what they look like. But if you had to purchase them, I would also need to purchase them.
Other than that, all I can do is repeat the same information I've given to other people in previous posts, and hope that it helps you identify the problem and fix it.
How to remove sections C and D?For some reason your post came through in triplicate, so I deleted the two extra copies.
Thank you for the update, and I'm glad you got the styles working. Using styles that were created for another Yamaha model can be tricky, as you've discovered. Sometimes the styles will work as is without any apparent problems, but other times they will not work as is and will need to be converted for your model. And even if they seem to work with no problems, it's usually best to convert them, anyway.
The most common problem is with voices, since one model may have voices which don't exist on the other model. As I mentioned before, certain voices will be silent if they're missing from your keyboard, in which case the compatibility issues will be obvious. But other voices will "fall back" to the GM1 voices which have the same Program Change values, in which case the style may appear to work correctly. And another possibility is that the style might use GM1 or XG voices which aren't as good as your keyboard's "panel" voices, in which case the style will actually be working as programmed. But in all three of these cases, the style may sound much better if you "revoice" it so it uses the best-sounding voices and drum kits that your keyboard has to offer.
Another problem which can be less obvious is that the style may use effects types-- Reverb, Chorus, Variation, and Insertion-- which aren't available on your model. In the case of Reverb and Chorus, I think XG is designed to substitute a type which is available, although I'm not certain if that works in all cases or only for certain MSB and LSB values. But in the case of Variation and Insertion effects, The PSR-E models are XGlite-compatible rather than fully XG-compatible, and XGlite doesn't normally include Variation and Insertion effects, although they're considered to be "optional" such that they might be implemented to some extent on a specific model. Anyway, it's usually best to tweak the style as needed to convert the requested Reverb or Chorus types to ones which are available, and to either convert the MIDI messages pertaining to the Variation or Insertion effects as needed, or else just delete those messages entirely (since they're unusable) so the style file doesn't take up any more memory space than is absolutely necessary.
Other problems can include the use of SysEx, CC, and NRPN messages which aren't implemented at all on your model, in which case it's best to delete those messages to save space. In rare cases it might be possible to convert the messages in some way-- for example, the PSR-E models don't have Portamento per se, so if the style makes use of Portamento then it might be possible to add Pitch Bend messages which give more or less the same result as the Portamento, although I wouldn't recommend attempting that unless you're extremely familiar with MIDI messages, MIDI files, and style files.
Another problem which is perhaps the most obvious of all is that the PSR-E models can't use SFF2 styles, only SFF1 styles. ("SFF" means "Style File Format," and there are currently two types, SFF1 and SFF2.) The PSR-S models can use either type, but it's my understanding that they automatically convert SFF1 styles to SFF2 styles when the style files are being loaded, and that they will always save a style in the SFF2 format. That means if you've got style files which were created on and saved from one of the PSR-S models, they'll be in the SFF2 format and won't even load on your PSR-E453 model. In that case you'll need to convert them into SFF1 style files, then perform any additional tweaking (revoicing, etc.) as needed or desired.
And another possible issue when using external style files on the PSR-E models is that the PSR-E models can use only two style variations, A and B, whereas most Yamaha arrangers (PSR-S, Tyros, Genos, and many of the older PSR models) can use four variations-- A, B, C, and D. You might not even realize that two of the variations aren't accessible on your keyboard, unless you happen to know what the four variations sound like and are specifically wanting to use the C or D variation. Therefore it's usually a good idea to remove any style sections which your keyboard can't access, because there's a style file size limitation of (I think) about 50K on the PSR-E models (the actual maximum loadable style file size varies from model to model), hence any unusable sections are just bloating the file, possibly to the point where the file becomes unloadable. But another possibility is that you might want to split a four-variation style file into two separate two-variation style files so you'll be able to access all four variations.
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