Fast Music Roll Punching Service
I will punch your music rolls for you - (Private
Music Rolls from MIDI files
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Rolls are produced on dedicated high-speed perforators, running at 84 metres
per hour (the fastest in the world). I can produce the following rolls
on these machines:
All rolls are punched accurately on waterproof plastic 'paper', which will not shrink or tear. There is no setting-up charge, you just pay per metre length. I will add approx. 1 metre of blank paper at the start and end of the roll. The above prices work out to around £24 for a complete roll. You can of course sell your rolls for much more than this and make a good profit. (Even the cheapest rolls sell for £40, and the most expensive can sell for over £100.)
Rolls are supplied as bare paper without leaders, labels, or tags, etc. Spools, boxes and end tags can all be supplied extra as required. For obvious reasons, I do not put my own roll leaders and labels onto other people's music!
All I need is a MIDI file of the music, and how many copies you want. As a guide to how long your roll will be, and how much music you can get on a spool; each minute of music uses approx. 4.3 metres of paper. The maximum length of music that can conveniently fit on a standard spool is about 7 minutes. This is not the absolute maximum, but a reasonable guide to work to.
I won't judge your music, so don't worry if it is not up to professional standards. You can be sure that I've heard much worse than yours! This is just a punching service and I will punch out anything you like! (I once punched out a picture for an art student!)
The notes should have the following MIDI numbers:
This is standard MIDI numbering, and nothing special. I can transpose your music to the correct numbers and do other necessary work, but it is easier if I receive files that are 'ready to go'. Just let me know if you want assistance or don't understand anything. Obviously, if there are any notes in your music that are not on the organ scale, these notes cannot be punched out! (I try to check this before going ahead, but can't guarantee to spot all mistakes.) Please do not send me 16-channel full orchestral scores to punch out on a 20-note roll (yes it happens quite a lot!).
If you have made a mistake in the music and are not satisfied with the roll, you can send me the corrected MIDI file and I will usually punch it out for you again at a reduced price, even though it is not my fault. I want you to be satisfied with the service, and a roll that you cannot play is no good to anybody.
If you use my Music Roll Editor; illegal notes, duplicate notes, bad repetition and timings are all impossible; and your music will play just as you hear it on your computer. This is not true of other MIDI editors not specifically designed for music rolls. Make sure you use the correct scale.
Don't have a MIDI file?
If you are a music supplier, don't punch out multiple copies of rolls and have them sitting on the shelf deteriorating for months, wasting capital and space. I can punch out single copies for you on demand, often on the same day
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