Richard Stibbons

Born 1944. Raised on a farm near Cromer, Norfolk  

Educated at Gresham's School

Worked for BBC for 30 years in various engineering jobs then became a freelance consultant in Broadcast Engineering operating in post communist Eastern Europe.  

Mechanical Music

Following a lifelong fascination with player pianos, I became interested in the possibility of building a machine to convert music rolls into MIDI files for reproduction on Disklaviers and electronic keyboards. 

This led to the development of a very simple system which has been further developed by others.  Upwards of 10,000 rolls have been scanned using the system. 
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