Our Church was using another Carillon Bell program for years until the computer finally gave out. Upgraded the computer and started looking for new software. eCarillon was easy to install, competitively priced and easy to use. Works like a charm. Thank you.
Our church is predominantly in the middle of town. We installed ECarillon just before Christmas. The surrounding community enjoyed the Christmas music.
It’s working out great, thanks.
Our church’s carillon failed after 20 years of service. The technology was obsolete and the manufacturer end of life’d the device years ago. The base replacement they quoted us was $7,500.00. Given the times and current circumstances, we could ill afford purchasing a dedicated replacement. The folks I spoke with at eCarillon were supportive, and anxious to help. We downloaded and implemented the trial version of the software, and the rest is history.
The only issue we encountered was a Windows issue we had to disable updates, sign in, and configure it so the program would not be interrupted by “nag” screens i.e. “let’s finish setting up your computer etc.
Once the issues were resolved, it was smooth sailing. The program is largely intuitive, simple to use, and permits building an independent music library.
I give this program 5 stars in all categories.
Quick, accurate response, and very considerate
Our computer crashed and after we rebuilt it, we needed to get the software back on and eCarillon support was right there to help get it back
We have had the system for 3 years now. It is very easy to use and change for Christmas and back. Put it on a $200 computer and sound is great. Many positive comments from neighbors.
eCarillon Full Pack
I'm a little disappointed in the limited tone selection. The early version we were running before it died had a lot more song selection.
The church had used another company in the past and was not helpful when we ran into issues. eCarillon has been a delight to work with in changing over. People are excited to hear the bells again throughout the dya.
Very easy to use. Does what it's supposed to do!
We used this forward to project the sound of a steam trains whistles and horns for the public to hear. Our City was named after an old train depot. Thank you.
After 15 years with our carillon not working we purchased ecarrillon. It was so easy to set up and the sound is joyous!
Our previous 20+ year old carillon system had failed months ago, but the amp was still good. We priced replacements and were shocked at the high prices of the new systems. Then we found eCarillon. Great sounds, easy scheduling, and even better price! Using existing equipment we were up and running in a very short time and our community loves to hear our bells 'ringing' again!
Nice package overall. The only suggestions I might offer would be a comprehensive installation or setup manual, with an FAQ section. For instance, the computer I used was set to go to sleep after 30 minutes inactivity. So, the program didn't function. Not everyone would know to look for this setting, or where to find it. A checklist of computer settings might be helpful to many users who are not all that tech savvy.
Installed in church in a small town of 300. It is beautiful to have in it play at noon and 6. We have used this program with a regular bell toll of a old fashion church bell. Bell rings for one minute and then the carillon plays. Wonderful!!
Set the program up on a laptop, connected it to a pre-amplifier and amplifier and we once again have music coming out of our bell tower. Program was easy to set up. It has been operating for the past 10 days or so and we've had no issues with it. Well worth the money.
The ease of use and flexibility to load chimes to the tunes of our Lutheran Service Book was the selling point of this program. I was able to have it up and going in about 20-30 minutes. Wonderful product!!
Rev. J. M. Dickmander
This system was easy to use and with little support was up and running in a matter of 15min. Great sound.
If you're looking for something to toll on the hour, of if you have your own digitized bells/hymnody, you're in luck. While the included hourly tolls are good, the ancillary offerings of hymnody/bells seems to be quite limited. The good news is that you can use your own *.mp3 files of hymns/bells.
The interface, while a bit "clunky" in places, is relatively user-intuitive.
The system lacks the ability to schedule hymnody/bells on an annual basis for non-movable events (such as July 4th or December 25th); you may only schedule bells/hymns "Daily" or "Weekly" ... but not annually. Additionally, there is no forethought when it comes to annual movable events/celebrations/feasts such as Ash Wednesday, Lent, or Easter; one cannot automatically schedule annual lenten hymnody to being on Ash Wednesday and conclude on Easter - or to schedule Easter hymnody annually starting on Easter and continuing for "x" number of days.
All this said, given it's price point, it's a great program for those with basic carillon needs ... and who don't mind having to seasonally update the programming to account for a seasonal hymnody.
A laptop that was sitting around with a small audio adapter replaced an older system that stopped functioning and added simplicity and capabilities that were not previously available right on time for the Christmas Season. Thank you!
The Blessed Bells Collection is working very well for us with our Church chimes. We would strongly recommend it to others that may have this need.
Works as advertised
very knowledgeable and helpful support staff
I purchased the Christmas album and the software program. Our church is delighted with the results. The bells sound great and the Christmas songs are very appropriate and sound great as well. Joseph is very helpful. Thumbs up!!
I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to add church bells to their
church environment. Well worth it!
Bill Black--- Holy Spirit Church in Hemet, Ca.
Excellent product. Straightforward installation. Flexibility in setting up a schedule and calendar entries. Good support when working with the demo.