The Scott Joplin Online Archive is a project organized by Robert Willey (Ball State University) and George Litterst (TimeWarp Technologies). We are focusing on recording and playing back performances with Yamaha Disklaviers.
Thanks to Peter Gannon for allowing us to include MIDI recordings made by John Arpin for PG Music's The Ragtime Pianist. PG Music is a leading developer of computer software for composing, arranging, performing, recording, and editing music, best known for Band-in-a-Box and Real Tracks. Thanks also to Mary Jane Esplen for allowing us to feature John in the Archive.
Thanks to MOTU for the donation of a copy of their Digital Performer software, our MIDI editor of choice, which allows power users to edit notelists and add system exclusive commands to reset the Disklavier. Digital Performer also functions as the host for the Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand plugin, which is is what you hear in our Archive. DP9's new features include being able to mute individual MIDI notes makes editing easier, and we're looking forward to using the new MusicXML capabilities in order to streamline the moving of a MIDI sequence to a notated score.
Thanks to MakeMusic for their donation of the Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand Virtual Instrumentplugin. It is the perfect synthesizer to create audio recordings from the MIDI files in the Piano Works Archive, due to its excellent quality sound that is based on the Yamaha CFX grand piano.
Thanks to Richard Riley for sharing his expertise, contacts, and recordings of David Thomas Roberts, Gale Foehner, John Gill, Max Morath, Morten Gunnar Larsen, Richard Zimmerman, and Scott Kirby. These and many other recordings are available through his company, Pianomania—your source for the best ragtime, jazz, and blues piano music.