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Practice keyboard bell samples

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One way to get bell sounds for a MIDI carillon practice keyboard is to install a sample player on a Mac or PC and add a USB MIDI adapter to connect the keyboard.
== Sample players for PC and Mac player software ==
=== Requirements ===
Sforzando requires either a Mac with OS X (10.6.8 & up) or Windows (XP and up)
=== Sample players for Linux ===
Linux Sampler supports the SFZ file format used below. Usage is beyond the scope of this article, but we have loaded the samples into it to check compatibility. The easiest way to make it work is using a graphical plug-in host such as Carla. If you have audio experience in Linux, you should be able to get it to work. If you are a beginner wanting to experiment with Linux audio, we suggest you start with a distribution called [http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org KXStudio]. It works well on old PCs with good sound cards.
== Bell Samples == === University of Michigan ===
Download [https://gobluebells.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/lurie-carillon-samples audio samples] of the 60-bell Ann & Robert H. Lurie Carillon at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for free under CC BY 4.0 license.
==== Create lurie.sfz ====
// code coming soon
=== GCNA Members Only Samples ===
2012 Ronald Barnes Memorial Scholarship winner Ed Herrmann created high-quality recordings of the carillon bells at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. These recordings are available to all GCNA members, and are useful to provide bell sounds for the carillon [[Practice_Clavier|practice keyboard]].
Requires a [http://gcna.org/membership.html '''GCNA''' Membership] to access the download pages below.
==== Downloads Chicago samples ====
# Download the Chicago samples from the GCNA members web page
## go to the [http://gcna.org/members/resources.html Members area] of the GCNA website
## copy the downloaded .wav files from your downloads folder to a new folder named ''samples''
==== Create chicago.sfz sample map file ====
Open a text editor, then copy the code below and paste it into the editor.
Save the file as ''chicago.sfz'' in the ''samples'' folder
==== Load the file into sforzando ====
# Start sforzando
# At the top left of the app, click ''INSTRUMENT'' and then ''Import'', navigate to chicago.sfz and open it

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