Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors' Association Conceived
and born in San Francisco in 1963, is a non-profit, tax exempt
group devoted to the restoration, distribution and enjoyment of
musical instruments using perforated paper music rolls and perforated
music books. The natural growth of the Association has broadened
its interests over the years to embrace many forms of vintage
musical instruments that will play by themselves by some mechanical
or electro-mechanical means. Instruments of interest include player
pianos, reproducing grand pianos, nickelodeons, orchestrions,
circus/fairground organs, player pipe prgans, disk/cylinder music
Box Society International An
educational organization dedicated to the enjoyment, study and
preservation of automatic and mechanica musical instruments. A
Goal of the MBSI is to provide information and education. Visit
our entire website and then join us.
Live Performance Live Performance manufactures the LX Reproducing Piano system which may be installed in almost any grand piano. No other retrofit system comes close to the performance of the LX. With native LX files the performance is stunning. Disklavier, PianoDisc, Pianomation and Pianocorder files may be used as well.
Mid2PianoCD MID2PianoCD is a software utility for Windows which allows you to encode MIDI and ESEQ music files into the special CD formats required for various types of electronic player piano systems. These are CDs in which one audio channel contains audio accompaniment while the other audio channel contains a digital control track for the piano (sometimes referred to as "analog MIDI").This software currently supports "Live Performance" LX, Yamaha Disklavier, PianoDisc, QRS Pianomation and Marantz Pianocorder formats
Mechanical Music Digest
One of the most popular sites on the Web for anyone interested
in Mechanical Musical Devices and related topics.
Music Rolls Piano
rolls (paper) original and recuts in reproducing Piano Roll formats
as well as 88 note. Excellent selections and excellent quality.
Master recreations of original piano rolls.
Player Piano Group
society welcoming all owners and enthusiasts of the player piano
in all its varieties, founded by Frank Holland in 1959. Holds
regular social meetings and issues a quarterly magazine covering
all aspects of the hobby, plus postal auctions of rolls.
piano rolls Maker of perforated paper rolls for
Duo-Art and 88-note player pianos. Has a small catalog of perforation-accurate
replica rolls available off-the-shelf. Offers a custom recutting
service for a wide range of titles, including most of those offered
on Spencer's eRolls, and creation of new rolls from MIDI files."
Beigel's Web Site
An excellent resources for Yamaha Disklavier owners as well as
anyone interested in MIDI.
Paul Manganaro (E-Mail
link only, no web site) Full
service piano and pneumatic restoration. Authorized
Chase E-Roll Player installations
Ampico erolls. A CD-ROM collection of over 1440 Ampico erolls
in BAR/ANN and MIDI formats is
now available from Peter Phillips, Australia. Peter's CD-ROM was
in February 2001 at the AMICA convention in Melbourne. It comes
lots of documentation, and an easy to use catalog system in which
click on the item in the catalog to play it. Price of the CD-ROM
A reference for all your Player Piano needs. Very well organized
Warren Trachtman For the best "Sound Fonts" to make your sound
module or PC sound card sound as much like a piano as possible.
Excellent samples, including multi layered fonts give a realism
that is unmatched. Free samples and a very informative site.
who uses MIDI files, needs this program. Dozens of useful functions.
Simple program with full help file does everything it purports
to do and does it extrmemly well and fast. I have been using the
program for years and continue to find new uses for it. Excellent
support although rarely needed. Look here for MIDI functions before
looking any place else because anything done in GNMIDI is unlikely
to be done better elsewhere.
Basco's Midi Player This
is an excellent playlist player for MIDI files. Not specifically
designed forE-Roll playing but simple and quick to learn.
source for Art Reblitz' book The Golden Age of Automatic Musical
Instruments; plus pages of detailed historical information on
automatic instruments by Terry Hathaway and other authors; links
to other interesting automatic music sites."