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.
I would have given these a five star review only for the fact I don’t like the phony sounding intros. The bells themselves sound like real cast bells but the digital synth sounds spoil it.
It was wonderful hearing the bells pealing the hourly time and playing our favorite hymns once again, after more than a year of silence. After setting up the refurbished computer system at home and downloading the beta version of your product. I had eCarillon programmed in a few hours with bell music and peals from our former bell system CD library, thanks to the "How-To Videos" on your support page. The system is now installed in our church and connected to our existing amp and belfry speakers. Many of our churchgoers expressed their delight and reflected on how much they had missed the church bells. Thank you, eCarillon, for an amazing product.
As you can hear with the demo, the bell music is very nice. It was easy to buy, download, and use with our existing system. The sound is much better than the old tapes it replaced.
Our old system at St Peter Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona failed about 18 months ago. We had delayed the repair/replacement because of the high cost to fix the old system. For $300.00, an old computer and about 30 minutes of our time, we downloaded the program, interfaced the computer with the old amp and now we enjoy some really great hymns. Very easy to program and very easy to select new hymns. Great bargin.
I bought the Hymns to play at our Church was disappointed that it was not all bells the intros were synthesized sounds. Also I was unhappy that I did not receive a CD all I got was a downloadable file.
Works as advertised on internet, very good system!!!
eCarillon have designed an easy access music scheduler software that takes only 5 minutes to setup. I was running eCarillon "Blessed Bells" 10 minutes before the hour the time I downloaded the eCarillon Ultimate Pack and uploaded the eCarillon "Blessed Bells". Excellent product!!!
My church has been using an old system from the 1970’s which included a mechanical clock and magnetic loop tapes. The eCarillon system is so much more flexible in programming and music selection. It’s working flawlessly and the customer support to answer my questions both pre and post purchase has been swift and on point.
The songs are simple and beauty. It worked well with our setup.
We had an old 8 track system that had long since failed and of course getting new tapes was not an option, replacing the 8 track portion with the newer module that had built in hard drive was going to be much too costly. Found this solution and decided to give it a try. After a little time spent figuring how to connect to the existing amplifier it was up and going. With the exception of once forgetting to click the PM button and waking neighbors at 2 in the morning, it has been great. We have had so many positive comments and words of thanks since getting our chimes going again! Can't wait until Christmas when we can try our Christmas hymns as well.
This is the way to go for the price. You can find other mp3 bells online that you can add, as we did with call to worship bells.
was able to replace a unit costing several thousand for a basic work station and $100 amplifier. programming is easier than the unit costing thousands. great sounds
Excellent performance at 1/10 the price of dedicated hardware systems. Just need a PC and AMP and it works flawlessly! Highly recommend this product. Needs a few more selections like Easter, Lent, and bell rolls but works great now.
The Men's Club and Parishioners at St Joseph Aztec welcome back the Carillon bells to the Parish. the bells have been silent for over 2 years and their ringing again is most rewarding. Software is great and we can import our previously used ring tones.
Purchased the real deal after demo. Had a Verdin that crapped out. Weren't spending 5-8 thousand for another Verdin. Go with this product.
System running great, was able to import previously purchased bell tolls and sounds from other sources and learning curve is slight and how to videos on web site are great learning aids. replaced a $6500 system that died for under $500
The bells sound good. The software was a little difficult for me to download onto my computer but I did get assistance from the Carillon and was able to finally figure it out. I am not real computer savvy so maybe that was part of it but it took several hours to figure it out. The bells do sound good however very rich and we are able to use the system fine