Roll Scanning - MIDI files from piano rolls

Saving The Old Piano Roll Music


This section of my website is devoted to the preservation of the music contained in old piano rolls. There is a tremendous amount of wonderful music from the late 1800's and early 1900's that is in danger of being lost as these old paper piano rolls deteriorate with age. I am able to optically scan these piano rolls and convert the scans to MIDI files which can then be used to play the music on modern solonoid pianos, digital pianos, computer soundcards, or any playback system that supports MIDI files.
The archival quality scans can also be used to create new paper piano rolls (recuts) for those who still have player pianos.

The optical scanner is able to scan and read the music from rolls that are already damaged to the point where they can no longer be played on a piano. If you have any such rolls, DON'T THROW THEM OUT. Send them to be scanned.

Please explore the site to learn about the project. I hope you enjoy the music from these old piano rolls.

Click here to get to the listing of rolls already scanned.