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The SD card slot option provides additional functionality to the Millennium Carillon. The option board the slot is mounted to contains additional memory that holds pre<div style="font-recorded sound files. The slot will accept SD cards formatted on a PC (FAT32 format) to which you have copied MP3 files. These files can also be played from the carillon when named as described below.size:84%">'''[[Chime_Master_Help|Help]] > [[Operating manuals]]'''</div>
The SD card slot option provides additional functionality to Chime Master electronic carillons. The option board the slot is mounted to contains additional memory that holds pre-recorded sound files. The slot will accept SD cards formatted on a PC (FAT32 format) to which you have copied MP3 files. These files can also be played from the carillon when named as described below. === Provided files selections on the user card ===* Bagpipe selections**6491 Amazing Grace - (complete)**6492 Amazing Grace (March off) **6493 The Battle is Over **6494 Goin’ Home**6495 I’ll Fly Away
== Add your selections to the SD card ==
==== Format additional cards ====
Cards as large as 8GB have been tested to work with the system. The card should be formatted as FAT32 using your '''Windows PC'''. Insert a new card, right click, select Format, and verify that it is FAT32 and re-format if it is not. Apple Mac computers no longer support erasing cards in the FAT32 format. A Mac can add files to a card that has been formatted on a PC.
=== Extract MP3 file from CD ===
There are many free solutions that can be downloaded from the internet. We have had success using a Windows program called CDex Version 1.79 (CD extraction). The official website is This can be downloaded from the [http://cdex.mu but if you have issues downloading and getting the program to run, call us for downloading instructions/download CDex website].
==== CDex settings ====
Mode = Mono
===== Why mono? Mono vs. Stereo and Filtering =====The MP3 file’s left channel goes to the outside speakers and the right channel plays inside. If the file is to play both inside and outside, create a mono file. Because the data rate is constant, a mono (single channel) file will encode with higher sound quality than a two channel file. To prevent music with significant low frequency content (modern pop music or pipe organ selections) from damaging the outside horns, we recommend that you prepare full range music files so that all of the audio is on the right channel, so that it plays inside only. Mixing to mono can be done with CDex. For Mixing and muting one channel or the other, you need to use a digital audio workstation (DAW) program such as [http://www.audacityteam.org/ Audacity]. For best results, extract the tracks in CDex as WAV files, edit/mix the channels in Audacity, then export the track using an MP3 plugin (also available for download [http://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/ here]).
Mixing to mono You can be done with CDex. For Mixing and muting one channel or also use the other, you need DAW editor to filter frequencies below 300 Hz that are potentially damaging to use a program such as [http://www.audacityteam.org/ Audacity]. For best results, extract the tracks in CDex as WAV files, edit/mix the channels in Audacity, then export the track using an MP3 plugin (not supplied with the initial download)outside horn speakers.
==== CDex operation ====
=== MP3 file naming requirements ===
Copy the desired MP3 files to the card, and then rename the files so that they have numeric filenames from 6000-6499. Make sure each 6000 number used is unique on the card. The characters after the hyphen will be ignored by the carillon system. The 6000 number can be used for any four digit selection code in the automatic or manual modes. Example: original filename is birdsinging.mp3 Rename the file to 6234-birdsinging.mp3
=== Copy MP3 file to SD card ===
Use the Play Selections menu to test the selections you have copied. Whenever a four digit selection code is flashing, you can simply enter the 6000 number for the selection you want to play from the SD card.
== Management Suite Troubleshooting ==
Easier use Properly formatted MP3 files are required. You can check your file in Windows by right clicking it and selecting Properties. On the Details tab, scroll down and additional functionality can be experienced using check the SD card with file's bit rate under the Management Suite softwareAudio heading.
[[SD_card_titles_MS|Add SD titles]] to onscreen title catalog.Recommended encoding values: Sample Rate: 44100 Bit Depth: 16 bit Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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