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Electronic Carillons: [[Bravo_AX|Bravo AX<sup>™</sup>]] < [[Millennium_AX|Millennium® AX]] > '''Platinum AX<sup>™</sup>'''
The Platinum Advanced eXperience<sup>™</sup> virtual bell instrument is made in Ohio by Chime Master.
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[[File:PAXClockWiki.jpg|400px|frameless|right|Platinum Advanced eXperience<sup>™</sup>]]
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
 
 
* Color touch screen
 
* Color touch screen
* Powerful front facing monitor speakers
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* Two 15 Watt front facing monitor speakers (stereo)
* Solid cherry face
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* Solid cherry face plate
 
* Easy remote control with tablet or phone
 
* Easy remote control with tablet or phone
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** Scan an onscreen QR image with your device's camera for instant remote app installation
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** Secure authentication connects you to the system anywhere you have Internet
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** Local short-range remote options are also available
 
* One-year subscription to premium [[Chime Center]]™
 
* One-year subscription to premium [[Chime Center]]™
* Beautiful and expansive library of hymns and music
 
** as many as five arrangements of each tune
 
** arrangement styles can be assigned to different bell instruments
 
** enable arrangement styles to create your unique presence in the community
 
 
* Enhanced SmartAlmanac™
 
* Enhanced SmartAlmanac™
* HD Bells™ instruments
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** Follows the almanac calendar and plays music appropriate to the season automatically
** Four cast bronze carillon instruments
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** 80-year Eastern/Western Roman/Orthodox calendars with all movable feasts and seasons
** Two harp bell accompaniment instruments
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** Add/remove seasons and assign appropriate music with Chime Center
** Three chime instruments
 
** Ten tolling bell instruments
 
** Four swinging bell instruments
 
 
* Flexible clock ringing
 
* Flexible clock ringing
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** keep time with customizable hour striking
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** options for quarter hours
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** twelve built-in clock chime melodies
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** create your own unique clock chime melody
 
* Liturgical ringing
 
* Liturgical ringing
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** Hundreds of Peals, Tolls, Swinging, and Angelus bells to meet your congregation’s needs for Weddings, Funerals, Worship, Mass and Prayer.
 
* Media file compatibility
 
* Media file compatibility
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* Super-capacitor clock backup never needs replacing
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* Automatic daylight time correction
  
 
== Specification ==
 
== Specification ==
=== Music library ===
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=== High Definition Bell Instrumentation ===
Our expansive musical library has been performed by experienced and inspired church musicians. Each song is available in up to five styles of arrangements:
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A generous variety (over 900 and growing) of the most realistic bells provide your distinctive voice in the community.
* Monophonic - melody only - suitable for any instrument, even the louder tolling bell instruments
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* All musical bell instruments can be played from the keyboard
* Simple - a few harmony notes with the melody - can be played on any chime or carillon instrument
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* Select preferred arrangements and instruments for almanac selected music
* Three-Octave - artistically arranged for any carillon instrument
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* Cast bronze bells from different regions have distinctive timbres resulting from different foundry profile patterns
* FIve-Octave - embellished carillon arrangements with deep tones and soaring arpeggios
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* High Definition Advanced eXperience specifications
* Two-Part - melody on chime or carillon accompanied by an harp bell instrument
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** Original recordings are either 48k/24 or 5.6MHz DSD and stored on the system as at least 48k 24-bit PCM
 
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** Bell samples are stored and played in their entirety without looping (large bells may take more than two minutes to ring and decay completely)
The library can be expanded using a MIDI keyboard or compatible organ to add your own custom recordings.
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** Dynamic Headroom - up to 18 carillon bells can be struck simultaneously before distortion (velocity = 100)
 
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** Polyphony - there is no limit to the number of bells that can be decaying together
=== HD-Bells™ Instrumentation ===
 
A variety of the most realistic bell instruments allow you to have a distinctive voice in your community.
 
* All musical bell instruments can be played from the keyboard.
 
* Select preferred arrangements and instruments for almanac selected music.
 
* Cast bronze bells from different regions have distinctive timbres resulting from different foundry profile patterns.
 
  
 
==== Cast bronze carillon instruments ====
 
==== Cast bronze carillon instruments ====
 
All carillon instruments feature at least 73 bells (six full octaves) each
 
All carillon instruments feature at least 73 bells (six full octaves) each
* English carillon - cast bronze carillon from a historic English foundry
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* English carillon - cast bronze carillon from an historic English foundry
 
* Flemish carillon - cast bronze carillon from the Flemish region
 
* Flemish carillon - cast bronze carillon from the Flemish region
* Savoie carillon™ - cast bronze carillon from the foothills of the Alps
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* Savoie™ carillon - cast bronze carillon from the foothills of the Alps
* Felice carillon - major third cast bronze bells (other cast bells have a minor 3rd harmonic)
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* Felice&trade; carillon - major third cast bronze bells (other cast bells have a minor 3rd harmonic)
  
 
==== Harp bell accompaniment instruments ====
 
==== Harp bell accompaniment instruments ====
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==== Tolling instruments ====
 
==== Tolling instruments ====
Tolling instruments feature at least 25 bells each. These bells are struck with heavy hammers and are generally used for clock and liturgical ringing. Music arranged with melody only can also be performed on tolling instruments.  
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Tolling instruments feature at least 25 bells each. These bells are struck with heavy hammers and are generally used for clock and liturgical ringing. Mono music arrangements can also be performed on tolling instruments for a bolder statement.  
 
* Baltimore bells
 
* Baltimore bells
 
* Boston bells
 
* Boston bells
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* Savoie™ bells
 
* Savoie™ bells
 
* St. Louis bells
 
* St. Louis bells
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=== Library ===
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==== Music for bells ====
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Our beautiful and expansive [[Media:PlatinumAX-Music.pdf|musical library]] has been performed by experienced and inspired church musicians. Each song is available in up to five styles of arrangements:
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* Monophonic - melody only - suitable for any instrument, even the louder tolling bell instruments
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* Simple - begins with the melody then adds simple harmony - can be played on any chime or carillon instrument
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* Three-Octave - artistically arranged for any carillon instrument
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* Five-Octave - embellished carillon arrangements with deep tones and soaring arpeggios
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* Two-Part - melody on chime or carillon accompanied by an harp bell instrument
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You can assign each arrangement style to its own bell instrument. Enable only your favorite arrangement style to create your own unique sound.
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You can expand your library using a MIDI keyboard or compatible organ to add your own custom recordings. Chime Center also supports MIDI file loading so you can make your own arrangements using notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.
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==== Audio recordings ====
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* Memorial selections on bagpipe, including Amazing Grace
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* Military selections on bugle, including Taps
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==== Installable library upgrades ====
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The library can be expanded with Chime Center add-on volumes:
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* Inspirational Music
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* Memorial Music (including US Military and other copyrighted Patriotic)
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* Contemporary Hymns
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* Ethnic libraries such as Spanish, Greek, Polish, Ukrainian and others
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* others to be announced
  
 
=== Connections ===
 
=== Connections ===
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** Standard MIDI jack on rear panel
 
** Standard MIDI jack on rear panel
 
** USB connection will accept a USB controller or MIDI interface
 
** USB connection will accept a USB controller or MIDI interface
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** Available keyboard options
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*** American Guild of Organists (AGO) standard Touch responsive [[Dedicated_keyboard|dedicated carillon keyboard]]
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*** World Carillon Federation (WCF) standard Touch responsive [[MIDI_Carillon_Keyboard|carillon style keyboard]]
 
* Professional balanced audio outputs (two inside and two outside)
 
* Professional balanced audio outputs (two inside and two outside)
 
* inSpire Amplifier control and fault detection
 
* inSpire Amplifier control and fault detection
* Network interface (wired or wireless)
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* Network interface (wired or wireless - WiFi adapter included)
 
* Optional wired or optical tower bells/clock interface
 
* Optional wired or optical tower bells/clock interface
  
 
=== Physical ===
 
=== Physical ===
 
* Handsome cabinet for tabletop use
 
* Handsome cabinet for tabletop use
* Available rack mounting brackets
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* Included rack mounting brackets
 
* 16.5 W x 5.25 H x 8 D (inch)
 
* 16.5 W x 5.25 H x 8 D (inch)
 
* 10 lb.
 
* 10 lb.

Latest revision as of 14:09, 23 September 2020

Home > Help > Electronic Carillon Specifications > Advanced eXperience

Electronic Carillons: Bravo AX < Millennium® AX > Platinum AX


Platinum Advanced eXperience™

Features

  • Color touch screen
  • Two 15 Watt front facing monitor speakers (stereo)
  • Solid cherry face plate
  • Easy remote control with tablet or phone
    • Scan an onscreen QR image with your device's camera for instant remote app installation
    • Secure authentication connects you to the system anywhere you have Internet
    • Local short-range remote options are also available
  • One-year subscription to premium Chime Center
  • Enhanced SmartAlmanac™
    • Follows the almanac calendar and plays music appropriate to the season automatically
    • 80-year Eastern/Western Roman/Orthodox calendars with all movable feasts and seasons
    • Add/remove seasons and assign appropriate music with Chime Center
  • Flexible clock ringing
    • keep time with customizable hour striking
    • options for quarter hours
    • twelve built-in clock chime melodies
    • create your own unique clock chime melody
  • Liturgical ringing
    • Hundreds of Peals, Tolls, Swinging, and Angelus bells to meet your congregation’s needs for Weddings, Funerals, Worship, Mass and Prayer.
  • Media file compatibility
  • Super-capacitor clock backup never needs replacing
  • Automatic daylight time correction

Specification

High Definition Bell Instrumentation

A generous variety (over 900 and growing) of the most realistic bells provide your distinctive voice in the community.

  • All musical bell instruments can be played from the keyboard
  • Select preferred arrangements and instruments for almanac selected music
  • Cast bronze bells from different regions have distinctive timbres resulting from different foundry profile patterns
  • High Definition Advanced eXperience specifications
    • Original recordings are either 48k/24 or 5.6MHz DSD and stored on the system as at least 48k 24-bit PCM
    • Bell samples are stored and played in their entirety without looping (large bells may take more than two minutes to ring and decay completely)
    • Dynamic Headroom - up to 18 carillon bells can be struck simultaneously before distortion (velocity = 100)
    • Polyphony - there is no limit to the number of bells that can be decaying together

Cast bronze carillon instruments

All carillon instruments feature at least 73 bells (six full octaves) each

  • English carillon - cast bronze carillon from an historic English foundry
  • Flemish carillon - cast bronze carillon from the Flemish region
  • Savoie™ carillon - cast bronze carillon from the foothills of the Alps
  • Felice™ carillon - major third cast bronze bells (other cast bells have a minor 3rd harmonic)

Harp bell accompaniment instruments

All harp instruments feature at least 61 bells (five full octaves) each

  • Concert harp bells - vibraharp (vibrato valves are open and stationary)
  • Millennium harp bells - electro-mechanical harp bells

Chime instruments

Chime instruments feature at least 30 bells each

  • Orchestral chime - 1-1/2 inch diameter brass tubular bells (3 octave)
  • Millennium chime - electro-mechanical chime (4-1/2 octave)
  • Welsh chime - 5-6 inch diameter bronze tubular bells (4-1/2 octave)

Tolling instruments

Tolling instruments feature at least 25 bells each. These bells are struck with heavy hammers and are generally used for clock and liturgical ringing. Mono music arrangements can also be performed on tolling instruments for a bolder statement.

  • Baltimore bells
  • Boston bells
  • Buckeye bells
  • Millennium tolling bells
  • Orchestral tolling bells
  • Savoie™ bells
  • St. Louis bells
  • Troy bells
  • Watervliet bells
  • Welsh tolling bells

Swinging bell instruments

These bells are only used for liturgical ringing. They are not available on the keyboard.

  • Baltimore bells
  • Buckeye bells
  • Savoie™ bells
  • St. Louis bells

Library

Music for bells

Our beautiful and expansive musical library has been performed by experienced and inspired church musicians. Each song is available in up to five styles of arrangements:

  • Monophonic - melody only - suitable for any instrument, even the louder tolling bell instruments
  • Simple - begins with the melody then adds simple harmony - 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

You can assign each arrangement style to its own bell instrument. Enable only your favorite arrangement style to create your own unique sound.

You can expand your library using a MIDI keyboard or compatible organ to add your own custom recordings. Chime Center also supports MIDI file loading so you can make your own arrangements using notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.

Audio recordings

  • Memorial selections on bagpipe, including Amazing Grace
  • Military selections on bugle, including Taps

Installable library upgrades

The library can be expanded with Chime Center add-on volumes:

  • Inspirational Music
  • Memorial Music (including US Military and other copyrighted Patriotic)
  • Contemporary Hymns
  • Ethnic libraries such as Spanish, Greek, Polish, Ukrainian and others
  • others to be announced

Connections

  • MIDI keyboard support
    • Standard MIDI jack on rear panel
    • USB connection will accept a USB controller or MIDI interface
    • Available keyboard options
  • Professional balanced audio outputs (two inside and two outside)
  • inSpire Amplifier control and fault detection
  • Network interface (wired or wireless - WiFi adapter included)
  • Optional wired or optical tower bells/clock interface

Physical

  • Handsome cabinet for tabletop use
  • Included rack mounting brackets
  • 16.5 W x 5.25 H x 8 D (inch)
  • 10 lb.


This specification is preliminary and subject to change. The product can update when connected to the internet. Many feature upgrades are planned.