Making Style File Format Settings
The Style File Format (SFF) combines all of Yamaha's auto accompaniment (Style playback) know-how into
a single uniﬁed format. By using the Style Creator, you can take advantage of the power of the SFF format
and freely create your own Styles.
The chart shown below indicates the process by which the Style is played back. (This does not apply to the
rhythm track.) These parameters can be set via the Style Creator feature, in the PARAMETER Page.
Source Pattern settings—SOURCE (PLAY) ROOT/CHORD
The Style data is appropriately converted depending on chord changes you make during your
performance. You can create the "Source Pattern" with the Style Creator, which determines how the
played chord will be converted. Here the "Source Chord"
Note Transposition settings—NTR and NTT
This parameter group features two parameters that determine how the notes of the Source Pattern are to
be converted in response to chord changes.
Other settings—HIGH KEY, NOTE LIMIT and RTR
Using the parameters of this group, you can ﬁne-tune how Style playback responds to the chords you
play. For example, the Note Limit parameter allows you to have the Voices of the Style sound as realistic
as possible by shifting the pitch to an authentic range—ensuring that no notes sound outside the natural
range of the actual instrument (e.g., high bass sounds or low piccolo sounds).
The CVP-509/505/503/501's Styles are compatible with SFF GE—an enhanced format of the original SFF
with especially rich, expressive guitar parts.
The Style ﬁles created on the CVP-509/505/503/501 can only be played back on instruments which are compatible with SFF GE.
In the PARAMETER Page, use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the edit menu.
For details of the edit menu, see
Chord change via the chord section of the keyboard.
32) can be set, allowing you to record
CVP-509/505/503/501 Reference Manual