Know Better the Electronic Carillons. There are many names for Electronic Carillons. The other names are
electrophonic carillon, electro-acoustical carillon and electronic chime. Electronic Carillons are actually the musical instrument of the 20th-century that is equipped with various acoustical tone source such as rods, bars or metal tubes that are struck by hammers. Those acoustical tone sources are electro-statically or electromagnetically picked up and then will be converted into highly amplified electrical vibration to be able to be fed into loudspeakers. The loudspeakers of Electronic Carillons usually are placed in a belfry or any other exterior parts.
What makes it unique is that from an electric keyboard are those Electronic Carillons played. Sometimes they are also played from organ manual that can activate electromagnetic switches from solenoid. Against the tone sources the switches work by throwing small hammers to generate ringing sounds that resemble the sounds of bells. Even though Electronic Carillons are normally considered as imitative instrument to alter cast bells, they should be more regarded well.
The system of Electronic Carillons consists of a sequencer module, a tone generator, amplifier, as well as speaker. The sequencer module is designed and programmed to be able to receive, store and output the sequence and timing data that represents a determined number of the strikes of unique bell. The tone generator has function to produce the analog signals of bell-strike based on the data of sequence and timing. The amplifiers in Electronic Carillons are useful to amplify the signals of bell-strike. The speakers are agent to convert the signals of bell strike to audible bell sounds after the amplification.
The sequencer modules in Electronic Carillons consist of clocks, program memory, defined programs, music sequencer software and hardware, as well as user interface software and hardware. The function of clocks in the Electronic Carillons is to generate clock signals that suggest the time of day. The program memory has role to memorize determined program points that constitute time intervals during which an even is to take place.
Both hardware and software of music sequencer play important role in the system of Electronic Carillons. They read the musical selections that are composed the bell strikes arrangements that are predefined from electronic memory cards and they also memorize those selections.
The user interface software and hardware of Electronic Carillons are useful to display information programmatically and obtain the information from users.
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