Recordings of my Duo-Art piano are now ready to be downloaded at
http://home.no.net/dnh/sounds/ as 128 kb mp3 in stereo. (Right click
and choose 'save as'.)
The following rolls are 'Artcraft' rolls (www.wiscasset.net/artcraft):
"Going To Pieces", "Lion Tamer Rag", "Pickles And Peppers", "Rats Rag",
"Fanfare For Organ". Douglas Henderson has listened to 'Lion Tamer
Rag' and was very satisfied with 'my piano's version' of it!
These two are Aeolian Recuts from the Piano Roll Shop
(www.pianorollshop.com): "Ain't She Sweet?", "Tricks". The other rolls
are different rolls and some original Aeolian rolls.
The filenames ending with 'Weber' are recordings of my piano. The other
files are recording of a Duo-Art piano on a cafe in the town Roeros,
Norway. The expression box had problems, so I had to jiggle the levers
manually during the recording; however, I believe the result became
fairly good anyway. That piano is untuned, which sounds somewhat awful
in classical pieces, but makes an nice touch to ragtime.
I have also recordings of some Meliora Music Rolls, however, I have
recorded everything on CD, and haven't yet finished converting all the
music to mp3. I have 1-1/2 CD with recordings, and will send copies
to friends and persons who are interested. It will take a while since
I will have to fill up CD #2 first.
Please hurry, if you want to download. I have exceeded my 30 Mb
web space somewhat, so I will remove some files soon, especially if my
ISP tells me to do so. I will later upload some of the other files as
mp3, so please check back later.
Technical data: The recording of the Roeros piano (Stroud) was done
with a Philips digital cassette recorder then transferred digitally
to a master CD and then to PC for noise cleaning and editing with Cool
Edit 96 then again burned onto CD. My piano was recorded with a Tascam
42B 1/4" tape recorder with Tandberg TM6 microphones. The sound was
then transferred to my hard drive and also cleaned and edited with Cool
Edit 96, before burning onto audio CD/converting into mp3.
Thomas Henden, Oslo, Norway