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- 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.
files on the user card ===*6491 Amazing Grace - *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 PC. Insert a new card, right click, select Format, and verify that it is FAT32 and re-format if it is not .
=== 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 cdex.mu but if you have issues downloading and getting the program to run, call us for downloading instructions.
==== CDex settings ====
Mode = Mono
Why mono? =====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. 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 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).
==== CDex operation ====
=== MP3 file naming requirements ===
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.
=== 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 ==
Easier use and additional functionality can be experienced using the SD card with the Management Suite software.
[[SD_card_titles_MS|Add SD titles]] to onscreen title catalog.
Music_librarian_MS| Add selections]] to random Grp9 playlist for scheduling.