Thanks. I figured that would be the way. Anything automatic would need editing, I suppose like transcription software does.

I was thinking about the rolls made by famous players of the past, such as:

Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio

On Dec 11, 2017, at 6:57 AM, Ron Roscoe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This quote is from Bob Berkman, former COO of QRS piano rolls:
> "The best you could do would be to scan the roll and make a MIDI file, which
> you could then view in standard notation -- but it wouldn't be a very
> playable score, since it would be a graph of what's on the roll in real
> time, rather than the easily-read "road map" that printed sheet music is.
> You'd have to edit it to get a more useable score."
> Submitted by Ron Roscoe
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> Slightly OT: Has there ever been a machine that can translate piano roll to
> printed notes?