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<div style="font-size:84%">'''[[Chime_Master_Help|Help]] > [[Operating manuals]] > [[:Category:AX_Manual|Table of Contents]]'''<br/>
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==== A ====
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;Album
 
;Album
 
: A collection of selection titles. Each album has music that is appropriate for specific musical styles, seasons or occasions.
 
: A collection of selection titles. Each album has music that is appropriate for specific musical styles, seasons or occasions.
  
;Almanac Selected Music Mode (previously called Random)
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;Almanac Selected Music Mode
 
: When you choose this, the music that plays will be selected from a seasonally appropriate list. Unless otherwise specified, the music will be shuffled so the songs don't always play in the same order.   
 
: When you choose this, the music that plays will be selected from a seasonally appropriate list. Unless otherwise specified, the music will be shuffled so the songs don't always play in the same order.   
  
: If you would like to schedule music to play regularly throughout the week, you can choose Almanac Selected Music so you don't hear the same repeating songs. Choosing Almanac Selected Music means that on the date and time you have chosen, random yet seasonally appropriate music will play so you can take advantage of our expansive library.
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: If you would like to schedule music to play regularly throughout the week, you can choose Almanac Selected Music so you don't hear the same repeating songs. Choosing Almanac Selected Music means that on the date and time you have chosen, randomized traditional and seasonally appropriate music will play so you can take advantage of our expansive library.
  
 
: For example, if you would like to hear a song every Monday at 7pm, you can schedule a specific title like Amazing Grace, and every Monday at 7pm, no matter the time of year, Amazing Grace will play. Alternatively, you can choose Almanac Selected Music. You will always hear a different song on Monday at 7pm. When in the Christmas season, the song Monday at 7pm will be a Christmas song. This happens automatically with all the seasons you have enabled. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen.
 
: For example, if you would like to hear a song every Monday at 7pm, you can schedule a specific title like Amazing Grace, and every Monday at 7pm, no matter the time of year, Amazing Grace will play. Alternatively, you can choose Almanac Selected Music. You will always hear a different song on Monday at 7pm. When in the Christmas season, the song Monday at 7pm will be a Christmas song. This happens automatically with all the seasons you have enabled. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen.
 
: Please note: Random or Almanac Selected Music does NOT mean that music will play at random times. Only the days and times you have selected will sound.
 
  
 
;Angelus
 
;Angelus
: a pattern of tolls (3 - 3 - 3) to accompany a prayer. It can be followed by 9 tolls, a swinging bell or any number of songs.
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: a pattern of tolls (3 - 3 - 3) to accompany a prayer. It can be followed by 9 tolls, a swinging bell or any number of songs. Angelus is detailed in our ''[[Angelus|campanology encyclopedia]]''.
  
 
;Arrangement
 
;Arrangement
Factory music selections are broken down into the following five ''arrangement'' categories:
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:Factory music selections are broken down into the following five ''arrangement'' categories:
: Chime arrangements
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*Monophonic - melody only - suitable for any instrument, even the louder tolling bell instruments
: * Mono - arrangements that are a single note at a time. Melody only.
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*Simple - a few harmony notes with the melody - can be played on any chime or carillon instrument
: * Simple - occasional harmony notes, often in verse 2
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*Three-Octave - artistically arranged for any carillon instrument
::if a given song is not available as a simple arrangement, a Mono version will play instead
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*Five-Octave - embellished carillon arrangements with deep tones and soaring arpeggios
:Carillon arrangements
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*Two-Part - melody on chime or carillon accompanied by an harp bell instrument
: * 3-octave - more harmony, somewhat ornate.
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:Your preferences can be changed for SmartAlmanac music in the [[Settings_screen_AX|Settings - Music]] screen.
: * 5-octave - most ornate cast bell. Lots of harmony notes.
 
:: if a given song is not available on 5-octave, a 3-octave version will play instead
 
:Chime with accompaniment instrument
 
: * 2-Part - Melody on Chime with chords and arpeggios on harp bells
 
  
 
;Automation Suspended
 
;Automation Suspended
: When your carillon is suspended, no scheduled Selections play. Manual operation will function as normal. Automation Suspended is indicated when the Power Button displays a red light. The status icon will also change to reflect that the Automatic Schedule is suspended. When the suspend mode is lifted, Ready mode will begin again; scheduled and manual operation will function as normal. The Power Button will return to amber.
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: When your carillon is suspended, no scheduled Selections play. Manual operation will function as normal. The status icon will change to reflect that the Automatic Schedule is suspended. When the suspend mode is lifted, normal standby mode will resume so that scheduled and manual operation will function as normal.  
  
 
;Call to Worship
 
;Call to Worship
 
: or Call to Mass, is often announced before the beginning of service by a swinging bell. The time is completely customizable but often, churches choose to start a one-minute swinging bell five minutes before service. Some churches choose to play music in addition to or instead of a swinging bell to call people to service.
 
: or Call to Mass, is often announced before the beginning of service by a swinging bell. The time is completely customizable but often, churches choose to start a one-minute swinging bell five minutes before service. Some churches choose to play music in addition to or instead of a swinging bell to call people to service.
 
 
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event.  
 
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event.  
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: Please note: If you are swinging real bells, the system will inhibit all stationary ringing for at least two minutes to prevent damage to the ringing mechanism.
  
: Please note: If you are swinging real bells, it is our professional recommendation to wait two minutes before the next event to prevent harm to the bells and parts.
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==== C - H ====
  
 
;Carillon
 
;Carillon
: An instrument of more than 22 bells.  
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: An instrument of more than 22 bells. See our ''[[Bell_Instruments#Carillon|campanology encyclopedia]]'' for more information.
 
 
;Check Mark
 
: Many menus have a white check mark button in the lower right corner. Tap the check mark to apply the changes you have made on this screen, otherwise your changes will be disregarded.
 
  
 
;Chime
 
;Chime
: An instrument of 8 to 22 bells.
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: An instrument of 8 to 22 bells. See our ''[[Bell_Instruments#Chime|campanology encyclopedia]]'' for more information.
  
 
;Chime.Center
 
;Chime.Center
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: a playlist of titles appropriate to the SmartAlmanac&trade; seasons.
 
: a playlist of titles appropriate to the SmartAlmanac&trade; seasons.
  
;Dim
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;Dimming
: The Display will dim to black after 30 minutes of user inactivity. This feature is only to save power; the automatic schedule will continue to play. The Power Button will remain amber to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the system.
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: The touch screen will dim to black after 30 minutes of user inactivity. This feature saves reduces electrical consumption and extends the life of the display. Scheduled concerts and events will continue to play. The Power Button will remain gold to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the display.
  
 
;Display
 
;Display
: the touchscreen of the Advanced eXperience product. Most of your settings and preferences will be edited here. A light tap with your finger or a stylus is all that is required. Pressing on the display will only cause damage.
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: the touch screen of the Advanced eXperience product. Most of your settings and preferences will be edited here. A light tap with your finger or a stylus is all that is required. Pressing hard on the display may shorten its life.
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;Guided Setup
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: Initial setup screens clearly guide you with questions about your traditions, ringing preferences and schedule needs. If the system has not been pre-programmed at the factory, this guided setup will be displayed. You can skip it and set up the system using the menus or go through the setup procedure and use other menus to fine tune the results. You may return to clear all settings and begin anew by accessing Guided Setup on the Settings menu.
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: On each page of the guided setup, the default selection is the most common choice our customers have historically chosen for the selected worship tradition.
  
 
;Home Screen
 
;Home Screen
 
: the first screen you see after entering your pin. Here you will find quick and easy access to the most commonly requested events. You can customize these buttons and add buttons depending on what is often required at your church or facility. The Home Screen can always be accessed by tapping Chime Master&reg; in the Tool Bar.
 
: the first screen you see after entering your pin. Here you will find quick and easy access to the most commonly requested events. You can customize these buttons and add buttons depending on what is often required at your church or facility. The Home Screen can always be accessed by tapping Chime Master&reg; in the Tool Bar.
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==== I - N ====
  
 
;Instruments
 
;Instruments
: The Platinum AX includes refined recordings of over 15 styles of carillons, chimes, harps & tolling bells, founded in, and named for, locations all around the world.
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: The Platinum AX includes refined recordings of many carillons, chimes, harps and tolling bells, founded in, and named for, locations all around the world.
: Additionally, the Platinum AX includes audio files recorded by professional musicians on bugle and bagpipe.
 
  
 
;Lock Screen
 
;Lock Screen
: When you see the digital or analog clock displayed over the whole screen, the AX system is locked. Tap anywhere and you will be prompted to enter your PIN. This unlocks access to the AX system and brings you to the Home Screen. To prevent others from making unwanted changes, you can manually lock your AX system anytime by tapping the lock icon on the Tool Bar. After 15 minutes of user inactivity, the AX system will lock automatically. After another 15 minutes, the screen will dim to black. This feature is only to save power; the automatic schedule will continue to play. The Power Button will remain amber to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the system.
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: When you see the digital or analog clock displayed over the whole screen, the AX system is locked. Tap anywhere and you will be prompted to enter your PIN. This unlocks access to the AX system and brings you to the Home Screen. To prevent others from making unwanted changes, you can manually lock your AX system anytime by tapping the lock icon on the Tool Bar. After 15 minutes of user inactivity, the AX system will lock automatically. After another 15 minutes, the screen will dim to black. This feature is only to save power; the automatic schedule will continue to play. The Power Button will remain gold to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the system.
 
 
;Millennium
 
: This line of Chime Master&reg; carillons offers the same easy functionality and superb sound quality as the Platinum but with a few less options and a lower cost. It will soon be added to our Advanced eXperience platform.
 
 
 
;Music
 
: any title or utility ringing.
 
  
 
;Next
 
;Next
: Tapping ''Next'' will end whatever is playing and skip to the next title if there is something else scheduled to play at the current time.  
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: Tapping the blue ''Next'' button will end whatever is playing and skip to the next item in the play queue.
 
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: Music ceases to play, but the bells continue to decay as if the player lifter her hands from the keyboard.
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event. The next function will never end anything abruptly.
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: Swinging bells and peals will take awhile to stop as if the ringer let go of the rope when you press Stop or Next.
 
 
: Please note: If you are stopping real swinging bells, it is our professional recommendation to wait two minutes before the next event to prevent harm to the bells and parts.
 
  
;PAX
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==== P - Q ====
: Development working name for the Platinum Advanced eXperience. If shortened should be rendered Platinum AX.
 
  
 
;Peal
 
;Peal
: A few pleasant-sounding bells (usually three or four) in motion together. Clearly a celebratory sound, a peal is often used at times such as Easter or weddings. Many professionally designed peals are included in your AX system or you can create your own. As you customize your own peal, keep in mind, not all combinations sound good together. Knowledge of musical theory is suggested.
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: A few pleasant-sounding bells (usually three or four) in swinging together. Clearly a celebratory sound, a peal is often used at times such as Easter or weddings. Many professionally designed peals are included in your AX system or you can create your own. As you customize your own peal, keep in mind, not all combinations sound good together. Knowledge of musical theory is suggested.
 
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: See our ''[[Bell_Instruments#Peal|campanology encyclopedia]]'' for more information.
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event.
 
 
 
: Please note: If you are swinging real bells, it is our professional recommendation to wait two minutes before the next event to prevent harm to the bells and parts.
 
  
 
;PIN
 
;PIN
: Personal ID number. Used on the front panel screen to login a user. Each user should have an individual login PIN to access features customized for them.
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: Personal ID Number. Used on the front panel screen to log in a user. Each user should have an individual login PIN to access features customized for them. The [[Operate_AX_products#Change_the_PIN_security_code|PIN can be set]] to a memorable number.
 
 
;Platinum
 
: This level of Chime Master carillons has the most options. It is available on several platforms including our newest, Advanced eXperience.
 
 
 
;Play Selection
 
: Choose any title to manually play now. If you want something specific to play within the next two minutes and it's not already assigned to a Quick Function button, use this menu instead of trying to add to your schedule last minute. Quick Play music will not recur. Choose one of the five Arrangements and an Instrument (both also in this glossary). If these settings are left at Default, your Arrangement Settings will be applied. The green play button will prompt you to play your selection. You may stack up as many songs as you'd like in this way.
 
 
 
: Note: If there is something already scheduled to play in your automatic schedule while you are playing music manually, it will be ignored and your manual selections will play instead. If you push the next button in this menu, it will play the next cued Manual Play title. When this list is exhausted, your next scheduled events will happen normally.
 
  
: Note: If your automatic schedule is in the middle of playing when you play a title manually from this menu, the current song will finish playing entirely. Then the Quick Play title(s) will play in the order they were cued. If you wish to skip the rest of the current song, press the next button and your manual selections will play now. If there is more scheduled music, it will resume after the Quick Play title(s).
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;[[Play_Selection_AX|Play Selection]]
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: A Home screen button that launches a manual play screen. Choose from a list of all titles then play using your music settings or select other arrangements and instruments to audition.
  
 
;Power
 
;Power
: When you plug the Platinum AX into a power source, it will automatically turn on.
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: When you plug the Platinum AX into a power source, it will automatically turn on after testing the power reliability. Because of this, the system always returns to automatic capabilities after a power failure. The clock continues to run, powered by a super capacitor that recharges when plugged in. The solid state data drive retains scheduling and music while power is removed.
 
 
: The power button serves as a status light (see table below) and a functional button. While the AX system is on, one tap will dim or brighten the screen. Some devices read the QR code better from a dimmed screen. A double tap will function just like the stop button, gently ending all music scheduled at this time. It will briefly display a red light, to acknowledge that the command was accepted, then return to gold.
 
 
 
: To initiate the shutdown process, push and hold the power button until it turns red. (While the light is flashing lavender, one click will turn the button back to gold, cancel the shutdown process and return to the previous screen.) When it is safe to unplug the system, the light will be solid blue. Like a computer, this process is required for proper functionality. Unplugging the AX system without shutting down is not recommended; errors may occur.
 
 
 
: One click of the solid blue power button will restart the Platinum AX. When the power button is solid gold, it is ready to accept commands.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Color
 
! Appearance
 
! Meaning
 
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| Gold || Solid || Normal function, ready to accept commands
 
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| Green || Flashing || Testing power and booting up
 
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| Red || Solid || Activity is being canceled
 
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| Lavender || Flashing || Shut down can be exited by clicking button
 
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| Blue || Flashing || Shutting down and cannot be reversed
 
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| Blue || Solid || Powered down, safe to unplug power cord
 
|}
 
 
 
: Please Note: As long as the AX system is powered down as instructed above, your schedule and settings will be automatically saved in permanent storage. When you restart your system, everything will still be the same. If you wish to clear your system, simply use the Clear Settings button under Settings. All scheduled events will be erased.
 
 
 
;Quick Functions
 
: Available on the Home Screen, these preset selections will play with a touch. This is the screen that will appear on the remote control device which can be customized for each user (depending on Chime Care/ Chime.Center subscription level). On the display or any touch screen, each Quick Function displays a confirmation message so any accidental commands can be dismissed.
 
 
 
;Quick Setup
 
: a guided process to program initial settings and a simple weekly schedule. This is presented first in any empty AX carillon. Further customization is available once these initial options are set. Throughout this menu, the default selection is the most common choice. You can access Quick Setup anytime to change all your settings at once but individual changes should be made in their own specific menus.
 
 
 
;Random Music (now called Almanac Selected Music)
 
: music will play seasonal music from a factory or custom album you determine.  
 
  
: If you would like to schedule music to play regularly throughout the week, you can choose Almanac Selected Music so you don't hear the same repeating songs. Choosing Almanac Selected Music means that on the date and time you have chosen, random yet seasonally appropriate music will play so you can take advantage of our expansive library.
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: To the upper left of the front panel display, a [[Operate_AX_products#Lighted_power_button|power button]] also serves as a status light. Other functions include Stop, Display dim, Display wake and Shutdown (see [[Operate_AX_products#Lighted_power_button|instructions]].
  
: For example, if you would like to hear a song every Monday at 7pm, you can schedule a specific title like Amazing Grace, and every Monday at 7pm, no matter the time of year, Amazing Grace will play. Alternatively, you can choose Almanac Selected Music. You will always hear a different song on Monday at 7pm. When in the Christmas season, the song Monday at 7pm will be a Christmas song. This happens automatically with all the seasons you have enabled. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen.
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;[[Home_screen_AX#Quick_function_buttons|Quick Functions]]
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: Available on the Home Screen, these preset selections will play with a touch. This is the screen that will appear on the remote control device which can be customized for each user (depending on Chime Care/ Chime.Center subscription level). On the front panel or remote app, each Quick Function displays a confirmation message so any accidental commands can be dismissed.  
  
: Please note: Random or Almanac Selected Music does NOT mean that music will play at random times. Only the days and times you have selected will sound.
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==== S ====
  
;Schedule
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;[[Schedule_AX#Scheduling_screens|Schedule]]
: Music which will automatically play as a weekly, monthly, yearly or one time event. You may create or add to your schedule starting in the ''Quick Setup'' or using ''Create Event''. You may view what is already programmed in ''Schedule Review''.
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: Events which will automatically play weekly, monthly, yearly or only one time. ''Guided Setup'' assists creating the schedule and the Schedule menus allow you to review, add and delete scheduled events.
  
 
;Season
 
;Season
: affects what music will play for random music events. Each season is associated with a holiday. Seasons can be enabled and disabled based on user preferences. When you enable a season, the random music during that time will be appropriate for the holiday. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen.
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: Seasons are days or ranges of days defined in the SmartAlmanac. Seasons can either be defined by annual dates or in relation to movable dates such as Easter (both Eastern and Western calendars are supported). Seasons can be enabled and disabled based on user preferences. Albums of season appropriate music are linked to each season so that when the season becomes active, appropriate music will play.
  
 
;SmartAlmanac&trade;
 
;SmartAlmanac&trade;
: After answering initial questions, the AX system knows what seasons and holidays you celebrate. Even Easter dates, daylight savings time and custom days are automatically recognized and any scheduled Almanac Selected Music will reflect that. Almanac Selected Music will always follow the SmartAlmanac&trade; unless otherwise noted.
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: is what we call the intelligence that allows the ringing system to always play a variety of appropriate music with a simple set-it-and-forget-it Guided Setup. Decades of experience have informed the SmartAlmanac and Guided Setup menus to set up the SmartAlmanac seasons to satisfy most worship traditions.
 
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: The AX enhancement of SmartAlmanac provides further customization to Chime Center management portal users.
: For example, if you would like to hear a song every Monday at 7pm, you can schedule a specific title like Amazing Grace, and every Monday at 7pm, no matter the time of year, Amazing Grace will play. Alternatively, you can choose Almanac Selected Music. You will always hear a different song on Monday at 7pm. When in the Christmas season, the song Monday at 7pm will be a Christmas song. This happens automatically with all the seasons you have enabled. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen. 
 
 
 
: Please note: Random or Almanac Selected Music does NOT mean that music will play at random times. Only the days and times you have selected will sound.
 
  
 
;Status Icon
 
;Status Icon
: This is displayed in the tool bar near the time. It represents the current state of the AX system. Tap the image to learn more about what it's currently doing.
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: is displayed in the [[Home_screen_AX#Toolbar|tool bar]] near the time. It represents the current state of the AX system.  
  
 
;Stop
 
;Stop
:  Tapping ''Stop'' will end whatever is playing and will cancel anything else scheduled to play at the current time. The Power Button can be double-clicked to get the same result as ''Stop''. It will briefly display a red light, to acknowledge that the command was accepted, then return to amber.
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:  Tapping ''Stop'' on the [[Home_screen_AX#Play_control|Home Screen]] will end whatever is playing and will cancel anything else scheduled to play at the current time. The Power Button can be double-clicked to get the same result as ''Stop''. It will briefly display a red light, to acknowledge that the command was accepted, then return to gold.  
 
 
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event. The stop function will never end anything abruptly.
 
 
 
: Please note: If you are stopping real swinging bells, it is our professional recommendation to wait two minutes before the next event to prevent harm to the bells and parts.
 
  
 
;Swing
 
;Swing
: a single bell in motion, often used to call people to worship. A collection of swinging bells is called a peal.
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: This quick function initiates the sound a single bell in motion, often used to call people to worship.
 
 
: Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Think of a child on a swing. Even after you stop pushing, they gradually come to a stop. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event.
 
 
 
: Please note: If you are swinging real bells, it is our professional recommendation to wait two minutes before the next event to prevent harm to the bells and parts.
 
  
;Tap
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==== T - Z ====
: Since the display is a touchscreen, you will be instructed to tap your options. A light tap with your finger or a stylus is all that is required. Pressing on the display will cause damage.
 
  
 
;Time Strike (or Hour Strike)
 
;Time Strike (or Hour Strike)
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;Tune
 
;Tune
: the music of song, separate from the words. It is common for different texts to be sung to one tune and vice versa. For example, the tune ''Regent Square'' is  commonly remembered as the Christmas Hymn, ''Angels From the Realms of Glory''. Another set of lyrics titled, ''Easter People, Raise Your Voices'' can also be sung to the same tune. Without the words for reference on the bells, most of us hear a Christmas hymn.
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: the music of a song, separate from the words. It is common for different texts to be sung to one tune and vice versa. For example, the tune ''Regent Square'' is  commonly remembered as the Christmas Hymn, ''Angels From the Realms of Glory''. Another set of lyrics titled, ''Easter People, Raise Your Voices'' can also be sung to the same tune. Without the words for reference on the bells, most of us hear a Christmas hymn.
  
 
: Most hymnals have an alphabetical index of song titles and first lines. Many times you will also find a tune name index.
 
: Most hymnals have an alphabetical index of song titles and first lines. Many times you will also find a tune name index.
  
;''Utility Ringing''
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;Utility Ringing
: purposeful bell ringing patterns such as a tolling bell or the Angelus.
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: purposeful bell ringing patterns such as a tolling bell or the Angelus. Various churches include these ringing rubrics as part of their liturgical traditions.
  
 
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Album
A collection of selection titles. Each album has music that is appropriate for specific musical styles, seasons or occasions.
Almanac Selected Music Mode
When you choose this, the music that plays will be selected from a seasonally appropriate list. Unless otherwise specified, the music will be shuffled so the songs don't always play in the same order.
If you would like to schedule music to play regularly throughout the week, you can choose Almanac Selected Music so you don't hear the same repeating songs. Choosing Almanac Selected Music means that on the date and time you have chosen, randomized traditional and seasonally appropriate music will play so you can take advantage of our expansive library.
For example, if you would like to hear a song every Monday at 7pm, you can schedule a specific title like Amazing Grace, and every Monday at 7pm, no matter the time of year, Amazing Grace will play. Alternatively, you can choose Almanac Selected Music. You will always hear a different song on Monday at 7pm. When in the Christmas season, the song Monday at 7pm will be a Christmas song. This happens automatically with all the seasons you have enabled. During days which are not holidays, appropriate general hymns and songs will be chosen.
Angelus
a pattern of tolls (3 - 3 - 3) to accompany a prayer. It can be followed by 9 tolls, a swinging bell or any number of songs. Angelus is detailed in our campanology encyclopedia.
Arrangement
Factory music selections are broken down into the following five arrangement categories:
  • Monophonic - melody only - suitable for any instrument, even the louder tolling bell instruments
  • Simple - a few harmony notes with the melody - can be played on any chime or carillon instrument
  • Three-Octave - artistically arranged for any carillon instrument
  • Five-Octave - embellished carillon arrangements with deep tones and soaring arpeggios
  • Two-Part - melody on chime or carillon accompanied by an harp bell instrument
Your preferences can be changed for SmartAlmanac music in the Settings - Music screen.
Automation Suspended
When your carillon is suspended, no scheduled Selections play. Manual operation will function as normal. The status icon will change to reflect that the Automatic Schedule is suspended. When the suspend mode is lifted, normal standby mode will resume so that scheduled and manual operation will function as normal.
Call to Worship
or Call to Mass, is often announced before the beginning of service by a swinging bell. The time is completely customizable but often, churches choose to start a one-minute swinging bell five minutes before service. Some churches choose to play music in addition to or instead of a swinging bell to call people to service.
Any bell will remain in motion for a little bit after it is swung. Expect some time for the bells to decay naturally before the next event.
Please note: If you are swinging real bells, the system will inhibit all stationary ringing for at least two minutes to prevent damage to the ringing mechanism.

C - H

Carillon
An instrument of more than 22 bells. See our campanology encyclopedia for more information.
Chime
An instrument of 8 to 22 bells. See our campanology encyclopedia for more information.
Chime.Center
Customer web portal that hosts web applications that will feel like a native mobile app and provide remote control and management access to our products.
Concert
a playlist of titles appropriate to the SmartAlmanac™ seasons.
Dimming
The touch screen will dim to black after 30 minutes of user inactivity. This feature saves reduces electrical consumption and extends the life of the display. Scheduled concerts and events will continue to play. The Power Button will remain gold to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the display.
Display
the touch screen of the Advanced eXperience product. Most of your settings and preferences will be edited here. A light tap with your finger or a stylus is all that is required. Pressing hard on the display may shorten its life.
Guided Setup
Initial setup screens clearly guide you with questions about your traditions, ringing preferences and schedule needs. If the system has not been pre-programmed at the factory, this guided setup will be displayed. You can skip it and set up the system using the menus or go through the setup procedure and use other menus to fine tune the results. You may return to clear all settings and begin anew by accessing Guided Setup on the Settings menu.
On each page of the guided setup, the default selection is the most common choice our customers have historically chosen for the selected worship tradition.
Home Screen
the first screen you see after entering your pin. Here you will find quick and easy access to the most commonly requested events. You can customize these buttons and add buttons depending on what is often required at your church or facility. The Home Screen can always be accessed by tapping Chime Master® in the Tool Bar.

I - N

Instruments
The Platinum AX includes refined recordings of many carillons, chimes, harps and tolling bells, founded in, and named for, locations all around the world.
Lock Screen
When you see the digital or analog clock displayed over the whole screen, the AX system is locked. Tap anywhere and you will be prompted to enter your PIN. This unlocks access to the AX system and brings you to the Home Screen. To prevent others from making unwanted changes, you can manually lock your AX system anytime by tapping the lock icon on the Tool Bar. After 15 minutes of user inactivity, the AX system will lock automatically. After another 15 minutes, the screen will dim to black. This feature is only to save power; the automatic schedule will continue to play. The Power Button will remain gold to indicate normal status. Click it to wake the system.
Next
Tapping the blue Next button will end whatever is playing and skip to the next item in the play queue.
Music ceases to play, but the bells continue to decay as if the player lifter her hands from the keyboard.
Swinging bells and peals will take awhile to stop as if the ringer let go of the rope when you press Stop or Next.

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Peal
A few pleasant-sounding bells (usually three or four) in swinging together. Clearly a celebratory sound, a peal is often used at times such as Easter or weddings. Many professionally designed peals are included in your AX system or you can create your own. As you customize your own peal, keep in mind, not all combinations sound good together. Knowledge of musical theory is suggested.
See our campanology encyclopedia for more information.
PIN
Personal ID Number. Used on the front panel screen to log in a user. Each user should have an individual login PIN to access features customized for them. The PIN can be set to a memorable number.
Play Selection
A Home screen button that launches a manual play screen. Choose from a list of all titles then play using your music settings or select other arrangements and instruments to audition.
Power
When you plug the Platinum AX into a power source, it will automatically turn on after testing the power reliability. Because of this, the system always returns to automatic capabilities after a power failure. The clock continues to run, powered by a super capacitor that recharges when plugged in. The solid state data drive retains scheduling and music while power is removed.
To the upper left of the front panel display, a power button also serves as a status light. Other functions include Stop, Display dim, Display wake and Shutdown (see instructions.
Quick Functions
Available on the Home Screen, these preset selections will play with a touch. This is the screen that will appear on the remote control device which can be customized for each user (depending on Chime Care/ Chime.Center subscription level). On the front panel or remote app, each Quick Function displays a confirmation message so any accidental commands can be dismissed.

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Schedule
Events which will automatically play weekly, monthly, yearly or only one time. Guided Setup assists creating the schedule and the Schedule menus allow you to review, add and delete scheduled events.
Season
Seasons are days or ranges of days defined in the SmartAlmanac. Seasons can either be defined by annual dates or in relation to movable dates such as Easter (both Eastern and Western calendars are supported). Seasons can be enabled and disabled based on user preferences. Albums of season appropriate music are linked to each season so that when the season becomes active, appropriate music will play.
SmartAlmanac™
is what we call the intelligence that allows the ringing system to always play a variety of appropriate music with a simple set-it-and-forget-it Guided Setup. Decades of experience have informed the SmartAlmanac and Guided Setup menus to set up the SmartAlmanac seasons to satisfy most worship traditions.
The AX enhancement of SmartAlmanac provides further customization to Chime Center management portal users.
Status Icon
is displayed in the tool bar near the time. It represents the current state of the AX system.
Stop
Tapping Stop on the Home Screen will end whatever is playing and will cancel anything else scheduled to play at the current time. The Power Button can be double-clicked to get the same result as Stop. It will briefly display a red light, to acknowledge that the command was accepted, then return to gold.
Swing
This quick function initiates the sound a single bell in motion, often used to call people to worship.

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Time Strike (or Hour Strike)
A tolling bell can be used to strike the number of the hours. (i.e. 3 tolls at 3 o'clock) Additionally, you can choose to recognize the half hour or other quarter hours with a single strike. A time strike melody, like the Westminster, can proceed the hour strikes or play a fraction of the tune at the appropriate quarter.
Title
songs and hymns as opposed to functional bell patterns
Toll
a single, steady strike of a (typically) low-pitched bell. A tolling bell is often used to acknowledge a death. A tolling bell is also used to count the hour. The hour strike is traditionally a faster pace than a funeral toll.
Tool Bar
the line which stays at the top of the display and has these options: LOCK, MUTE - which toggles the inside monitor speakers through loud, soft and off (Extended Volume Settings can be configured under Menu and Settings), BACK, and CHIME MASTER - homepage. The date and time are displayed here as well as a status icon, also defined in the glossary.
Tune
the music of a song, separate from the words. It is common for different texts to be sung to one tune and vice versa. For example, the tune Regent Square is commonly remembered as the Christmas Hymn, Angels From the Realms of Glory. Another set of lyrics titled, Easter People, Raise Your Voices can also be sung to the same tune. Without the words for reference on the bells, most of us hear a Christmas hymn.
Most hymnals have an alphabetical index of song titles and first lines. Many times you will also find a tune name index.
Utility Ringing
purposeful bell ringing patterns such as a tolling bell or the Angelus. Various churches include these ringing rubrics as part of their liturgical traditions.