Our software will finally allow you to break the silence in your community. Whether you have a long broken bell system or want to have one for the first time, eCarillon can help.
Don't believe you have to spend thousands to bring the sound of bells and music to your campus. Instead, do what so many customers have done before you, use eCarillon.
Program works well, like how it sounds. Two enhancements would be nice:
1. Allow renaming of template after it is created.
2. When template calls for random play from a playlist, keep track of which songs were played, and do not repeat a song until entire playlist has been played. Should take just a few lines of code.
Also, would be interested in additional hymn collections to be made available at no or low cost.
I am a long time unique user, in the sense that I set up the program for our Episcopal Church which uses a Liturgical Calendar, and is not easy. I had programmed for 2.5 yrs. before the pandemic and just got back to it in late May. I am 73 and suffer from an intransigent form of vertigo that really messes with my concentration. And it had been almost 3 years since I had last set up a new year of scheduling. I had forgotten most of the issues and methods, both in the programming and in the best practices for arranging the series per day for a church season. I watched their training films again. And, while not spoon feeding me, Joseph, looked at the data files (Calendar XML file that the program uses) and diagnosed the initial problem. This had to do with having schedules for so many years in the file. When a title for a schedule between a year way back and now was created, it prevented the program from working properly. He shared a simple fix and we got that taken care of. Next the program would not play and I found out that the Playlists were not present. Not remembering how to set those up, I was somewhat was daunted. However, once I re-found and used the automatic set up for playlists, they recreated themselves beautifully.
Over the years, I have had computers die on me and had to reinstall the program and the guys have been great letting me get another reinstall without having to buy a whole new program. (Not like Microsoft and other big software companies.)
Ours is a small church, struggling through the pandemic. Our original carillon was a huge big rectangle thing (5'x 2.5' x 2.5'). After it died, being able to use eCarillon to play our hymns has been a blessing.
This is a great product and these guys are all around great when you need help.
I highly recommend eCarillon. Also, if you want to use the program for scheduling a liturgical calendar, get in touch: [****].
Our goal was to once again hear chimes from our towns clock tower. After getting pricing from a company to replace our old unit at a $11,000. Price tag, it was out of the question. By using ECarrollin we were able to get our chimes back and running for only $400. The set up process was easy to download and now our towns people are happy.
Software does what it is supposed to. Easy to set up. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a cost-effective carillon.
I purchased the eCarillon package a few years ago to revive my church's obsolete chime system. It works extremely well and we've had nothing but Rave reviews of it.
Now, another local church contacted us and inquired about getting something similar for their church. So, I advised them to get the package from eCarillon, and they couldn't be more pleased with their new chime system.
I just purchased this software as a donation to our church and have been using it for almost a week. It installed to an older (2016 model) Windows computer very easily and since we weren't using that computer for anything else, we were able to dedicate that computer for the chimes system. However, the computer can still be used for other things while running the chimes system if desired. The system is extremely easy to use. You can make any type of schedule you want. You can create a schedule from scratch or build off of an already existing schedule template and save it under any name you desire. We have both song packages (the 50 hymns and also the Christmas carols). It is also easy to import other mp3 music files and play whatever you want through the outdoor speakers. Since we have a school here at South Aiken Baptist in SC, we have the bells set not only to chime on the hour but to play a few songs at noon, at 3:15pm (when school lets out), and at 6pm. We also have them set to play music on Sundays during the 15 minutes of time we have between Sunday School and morning worship as people are going from one building to the other and they also play at 12:10pm as church is letting out and people are going to their vehicles. They also play at 6pm on Sundays. If church lets out early, there is the quick play option where we can simply go to the computer and play a song from the library or any other playlist right away. They sound quality is extremely good. Since I am an Apple guy, I hope to see Apple compatible software for this product one day. However, it has ran flawlessly for us even though it is on a Windows computer. If any new products for this system are developed, I plan to be the first in line to purchase them. This budget friendly system (which is worth way more than it costs), has brought back to life, our outdoor speaker system that had not been used in over 20 years before now. I can't thank eCarillon enough for their amazing product.
I am happy with this software, it works exactly as I need it to. It is easy to install and it is easy to use. Customer service is excellent and immediately. I recommend eCarillon to my friends.
Program works well.
I think I will also get the backup program if it is still available option. Thanks sean
Product is very easy to use and very reliable.
eCarillon is absolutely great and the few times we had to contact them for help, the reply was helpful and came to us within an hour or so one time and another was almost instant. What is surprising is a relatively inexpensive software program was able to replace a carillon that if purchased today would be in the neighborhood of ten to twelve thousand dollars. In our case we were able to transfer the original 6 cassette tapes of hymns into the new program. As a result, we only needed to purchase the basic program software. I think it is important to know that what we did with the transfer of the original hymns, cleaning up noise in the tapes etc. needed someone who was well versed in computers. I'm not saying the eCarillon is too complicated for most people, just that depending on what you are attempting to do with it can become somewhat complicated. The versatility of the program is great. In our case we had one tape with Lent/Easter hymns and another tape for Christmas. The software made it possible to have each of that specific music start and stop on specific dates. For example the Christmas hymns are schedule to play from the end of November to December 31 then automatically return to the other regular hymns. All in all eCarillon is the only way to go! Fred Wynne Lansdale, Pa.
Our 1960's vintage Verdin system became obsolete when tapes wore out and timer malfunctioned. Cost of new systems were prohibitive, and a digital system seemed very attractive. It was determined that eCarillon scheduler software/starter pack was the most cost-effective upgrade, running on an HP laptop. An inexpensive pre-amp was used to drive the Verdin amps, which were still viable. Purchased music was rather limited and would like to see better music selections in future, but I converted personal carillon files to mp3 format for our use, works well. Support from eCarillon folks is great!
The interface is a bit dated and could use some improvements, but overall it’s a great tool to run your church bells. Compared to the alternatives, no one can beat this in price/features/value. Assuming you have your amp and speakers, all you need to add is a basic Windows PC to run the software.
eCarillon Ultimate Pack
Installed it to revitalize a very old Verdin system. Set up very easy. No problems.