Your MIDI interface guide since 2004.
See, most people would still love to listen to live music in their living rooms, but don’t want those unsavory musicians hanging around. Ugh. So, we have cataloged MIDI-to-anything “MIDI in” interfaces, used to MIDIfy custom Nickelodeons, Orchestrions, and all sorts of mechanical musical instruments, new and antique. That way, they can rip off ABBA MIDI files from the ‘web, and have them play automatically on bongos, in the privacy of their own homes. There seems to be a lot of interest in this type of project, so let me know if this list has been helpful. I am archiving some of the manufacturers’ data below. Please inform me of any corrections or suggestions. For a terrific reference regarding adding a MIDI interface to an existing acoustic instrument, please see the archives of the excellent Mechanical Music Digest (MMD).
Companies on the following pages are not listed in any particular order. If you contact any of the folks below, would you please tell them you read about them here! Thanks.