We used eCarillon to replace a broken tape carillon system. It's easy to use, reliable, and most of all... cost effective! We haven't regretted it!
The program was new to our parish. The basic scheduling and timing options are just what we were looking for in a “bell system” management software. Adding other carillon and bell sounds was a breeze. The price was just right for us. We replaced a carillon system that had been zapped by lightning, and had also been quite difficult to manage.
The issue we have is the interface. It’s slightly dated, a bit clunky and not as intuitive as other software suites that we’ve become accustomed to in other areas of church management, maintenance and scheduling.
Thank you so much. This is a very useful software for us. It helps us with school and church schedules. Praise the Lord.
When our $10,000 electronic church bell system went down, this software allowed us to do the same job at a fraction of the cost. Easy to use, and very reliable. I would have paid a little extra for a larger library of bell sounds. It's a bit hard to find good samples on the web, but I was able to get exactly what i wanted.
It works great. Love how it sounds coming out of the church steeple. Thank you for a great product.
Our church has a small congregation with budget to match. This is why we decided to use eCarillon when our old Carillon system broke and couldn't be repaired. We at First Methodist could not be happier. About a 2 months ago the chimes stopped ringing, our computer died. I emailed eCarillon support, they were more than helpful in getting us up and running again. Thanks some for a great affordable product . Also a big thank you to Joseph for his support in getting us operational again.
First United Methodist Church
This is my second purchase so I can have a back up in case something should happen to my main unit. I love eCarillon because it is excellent and affordable!
This is truly a wonderful idea for Churches that can't afford the expensive carillons, and eCarillon has features that many of the "big names" don't have!
I am so happy to have found eCarillon. The price, compared to the hardware vendor, was a magnitude of 15 less cost. The product, too, is exceptional and support is top tier
Kudos to this company
Great! Saved a huge amount of money over purpose built hardware with embedded software. If a user has an existing library of bells/music and is replacing or adding a Carillon, eCarillon is the best way to go. Add some quick access icons of library contents and I will pay double for the software.
I had a little trouble until I watched the tutorials, then it was very easy to work with. Took me about 30 minutes to program the whole year, 7 days a week with Hymns, Patriotic Holidays and Christmas! How sweet is that. (When every thing else fails, try reading the instructions.)
While it could use some updates to clean up the user experience, the software works and was much cheaper than many other options.
Have Win 10 on 2 different laptops and both keep resetting causing Ecarillon to stop. Think Win 10 is trying to install update KB4078130 and failing. Never see the update on update list. Try to install manually and fails, nothing happens. Seen others with same problem on internet. Only solution for me is to keep the pc offline. May try Win Vista. How long do you plan on supporting Win Vista
Very nice program and easy to use after watching the tutorial videos. I looked for Carillons for quite some time before I found this one and even tried a couple that were expensive and unreliable. The eCarillon works very well on a simple laptop computer and the ability to use different music formats is a major plus. The calendar allows you to program a typical schedule for specific days and continue it for endless months with the ability to edit any particular day's schedule without deleting the other days. Another feature that I use is the shuttle play that allows you to create a list of songs and then it lets you specify the number of songs to play while setting the program play those songs in a random order. One feature that I have not looked into yet, but would be a bonus, would be to have the ability to set the volume for each individual day or time period. Might want to change the product's internet description to "Carillon: eCarillon for PC" or some such thing. Searching for a Carillon does not put "eCarillon" at the top of the search list and it surely should be there. Highly recommended product!
We recently lost our $10k bells to a lightning strike. With the use of this software and some relatively inexpensive amps, we are back up and running. The sound quality rivals that of the more expensive system, and the maintenance on the new system is a fraction of what the other system was. 10/10
Our 25 year old carillon system died - parts no longer available... Using eCarillon, a fanless computer, pre-amp, amp and existing speakers we were back in business. The software does exactly what we were hoping for. It could be a bit more intuitive (not drag and drop, and some back and forth between screens), but it is completely functional and does its job well. It is also 4 stars instead of five because of the sounds of the recordings we purchased. They are very clearly tunes played on synthesizers. When compared to recordings of actual carillons you can definitely hear the difference. That part of the purchase seemed overpriced and underwhelming. We are playing mp3s of other actual carillon music through the system and like the sound much more. The average person on the street wouldn't think about the difference... Overall happy with the software, and it provided a workable solution to a very real need. Thanks!
A very short learning curve, easy to schedule play times, and the default chimes sound rich.
Had a rough start due to computers not wanting to cooperate, but finally got it working! I installed e Carillon on our old tape driven system using the original amplifier and speakers. Using an audio controlled relay, I was able to control the amp by having it power on at the first sound. I used a 10,000 Hz. tone to start so none of the song is lost in start up. It is just a matter of loading this tone as a "song" called "Start." This also operates a safety device which was in the old system that disconnected the outside speaker and shorted its voice coil leads on themselves to prevent build-up of charge during lightning storms. This is working well so far and our new bells are ringing true! I renamed our system "Quasimodo!"
This software saved us about $20,000. Our old school carillon got struck by lightning. The quote to replace the system was just over $20k, and we didn't see that the carillon was worth that much dough. We were able to utilize the existing speakers and an amp that we had in storage to create our own carillon, using the eCarillon software. It was simple, and our new setup is more full-featured than our previous one. We are very happy.
The company has provided excellent training videos that answer most all of my questions. Bell hymns sound great though I wish I could have them a little louder but problem with amplifier I believe. I would also like to be able to get some patriotic songs like America the Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner. Nice hymns provided but it would be nice to have other selections to choose from that can be purchased. Also some more modern hymns that some young people prefer. Otherwise, we are very happy with the system. - Thanks, John.
After so difficulty installing on our first laptop, with your helpful assistance your software seems to be performing well now on the second more capable unit. We appear to have only 20 or so tunes available in this package. If more are available, how would we obtain