Enjoy The Music Of Bells
The Schulmerich g5 unit comes pre-programmed with 7,800 melodies ranging from hymns to other popular songs. But the limits don't stop there. You can record your own melodies as well –giving you unlimited freedom to customize the bell ringing exactly the way you want it. A large 15-inch touchscreen display, simple programming capabilities, and web-based access from your PC gives you complete control over the unit. No owner’s manual is needed because help menus are built directly onto each screen.
Each Individual Bell Voice And Bell Tone Is Digitally Sampled
The Schulmerich g5 technology utilizes digital sampling of each individual bell voice and bell tone instead of recording the bells collectively. This means that digital samples of each bell voice and each bell note were individually recorded resulting in hundreds of hi-fidelity digital audio tracks giving a true-to-life representation of each bell and note. When a melody or swing is activated, each individual bell voice and note is played with crystal precision just as it does with a traditional bronze-cast carillon. Because the bell sounds and notes play independently of each other through this industry-leading technology, the volume of each bell voice or note can be controlled manually -giving you even more ability to create custom ringing. Now you can employ one bell voice to play the melody and have a softer bell voice play the accompaniment.
Standard g5 Bell Voices
True Cast™ Bells
Realistic clapper impact and decay. The complete 61-note range is included: from the glockenspiel sounds of the upper register to the low bourdon bells.
Created for the Flemish low-lands of Belgium and Holland, the Flemish bells were quite pleasing and capable of playing harmony. The major tuning of the Flemish bell offers an entire 61-note range that is rich and brilliantly clear.
English Bells, although tuned to a pitch, were not the perfect bells. Their charm, however, is in the rich and sonorous tones of each bell. English bells are most effective when played as single notes, but combine beautifully with Harp Bells for accompaniment.
Although the 61 Harp Bells are generally used as accompaniment to the other bell voices they are also a beautiful solo voice.
Realistic Clapper Startup and Decay
Not only do Schulmerich's renowned bell sounds reflect true-to-life bell sound and tone through digital individual bell samples, but they also reflect accurate bell behavior. When an actual cast-bronze bell starts pealing, it takes several swings for the clapper to get into rhythm -which results in a unique startup sequence that begins with the bell striking irregularly and not as loud. Once the bell is in full swing, the clapper adapts a constant rhythm and stays that way until the bell ringer stops pulling on the rope. The natural inertia of the bell keeps it swinging until motion ceases which results in the bell again adapting an irregular rhythm that decreases in volume until the clapper no longer strikes the bell. Because Schulmerich has mastered the sound and behavior of bells, we can provide you with the most genuine and accurate bell sound available today.
Other Schulmerich g5 Features Include:
- Built-in amplifier for convenience and security
- 100-year calendar
- Automatic daylight saving time adjustment
- Ability to create custom peals without a keyboard
- Comprehensive programming capabilities
- World renowned Schulmerich sound
Great Sound Made Simple
The Schulmerich Classic gives you simple functionality by offering you the ability to toll the bell using one standard bell voice or comprehensive musical arrangements using multiple bell voices. You still have the 7,800 pre-programmed hymns and melodies that come standard with the Schulmerich g5® unit. You can also create customized ringing by using the simple touchscreen icons to play a melody or create custom tolls.
Enjoy 8 programmable swinging bells, 25 customizable tolling bells, and 8 different clock chimes sampled from famous churches all over the world. Select between Westminster, Winchester, St. Michael's, Ave Maria / Lourdes, Four Bell Parsifal, Tennyson, and Norwich.
Liturgical Functions and Calendars
With the Classic Series, you have access to all traditional liturgical functions as well as a 100-year Western and Orthodox holiday calendar. You can create an extensive playlist of up to 750 songs from the g5 library and run up to six different bell schedules simultaneously. This enables you to customize your ringing well in advance for Feasts, Holidays, and Celebrations. You can even create custom bell tolls for funerals and memorials or utilize any of the 10 programmed bagpipe songs or queue bugle taps and rifle volley for military rites.
Westminster Quarter Strike
Giving You More
The Schulmerich Classic Plus Series gives you all the benefits of the Schulmerich Classic™, but with a couple of additional key features designed to make your Schulmerich g5® unit even more functional. The Classic Plus employs a keyboard interface which allows you to connect the carillon to any MIDI keyboard, digital piano, or MIDI-equipped organ console.
The Mass Notification System Provides Order In Times Of Emergency
The Classic Plus also has a comprehensive Mass Notification System. Now, your Schulmerich Digital Carillon can have a role beyond just playing music. When configured for Mass Notification System functionality, the g5 can become the voice of direction and warning in your community or institution. Alert capabilities include sirens, voice commands and live microphone use to provide automatic or custom announcements for a wide range of emergency conditions.
Create Beautiful Arrangements By Combining Multiple Bell Voices
With the Schulmerich Classic Plus, you also gain the ability to play two individually selected g5 bell voices together instead of the single voice allowed with the Classic Series. This gives you the ability to create beautiful custom arrangements of your favorite hymns or songs.
Sample Melodies and Bell Tones
Canon in D - Flemish and Harp Bells
O Come, Emmanuel - English
Battle Hymn Of The Republic - True Cast Basic
America The Beautiful - Flemish and Harp Bells
The Most Versatile and Sophisticated Digital Carillon Available Today
The Schulmerich Celebration Series gives you all the benefits of the Schulmerich g5® unit, the Schulmerich Classic™ and Classic Plus™ Series, plus a whole lot more. As the premiere digital carillon package available today, you gain more sounds, more control, and more customization capabilities.
You can also select the Schulmerich MIDI Organ Interface which gives you the ability to connect your g5 unit directly to any MIDI-equipped organ console. This allows you to use the bell sounds as part of your organ registration for worship services or performances. You will enjoy assigning different bell voices to multiple organ divisions in real-time. This gives you the option to use solo and accompaniment capabilities and save these registrations as presets on your organ for quick and easy access.
Maximum Performance Value
Since temperature and humidity cause acoustic instruments like pipe organs or pianos to fluctuate in pitch, Schulmerich has taken this very important issue into account. Now, there's no need to worry about the pitch of your digital carillon matching the pitch of your pipe organ or piano. With the Schulmerich Celebration Series you have the ability to adjust the pitch of the carillon to match your acoustic instrument. You also have the ability to adjust the volume of each bell voice so that it blends perfectly with your organ registration and piano -therefore not overpowering the accompaniment. All these features combining together give you a synergy that is unmatched anywhere in the world and results in maximum performance capability of your Schulmerich Digital Carillon.
Celebration Gives You More
The Schulmerich g5 comes standard with four Bell Voices: True Cast™, Flemish, Old English, and Harp. With the Schulmerich Celebration Series, you gain four more: Celesta, Organ Chime, Quadra, and Timbrel! This gives you the utmost versatility and creativity to create custom ringing. Combining all the bell voices the g5 Celebration Series has to offer gives you a vast combination of tones to use with your organ registration whether as part of worship services or a performance.
Exclusive Celebration Series Bell Voices
Celesta Bells have a keen timbre and brilliance with a delicate brightness. Their usefulness, either alone or in conjunction with other bell voices, is invaluable. The 61 Celesta bells serve three main uses: in solo or chorded passages, as an additional (double) set of bells, and in conjunction with other bell voices.
The 37-note range offers the traditional sound of tubular chimes. The Organ Chime is a beautiful, bright sound for melodies, with either organ or harp accompaniment.
The timbre of the 61 Quadra Bells is more precise than the Harp Bells, yet they maintain a very definite depth and solidity of tone. They are more exciting and have a more comprehensive quality. The Quadra Bells add color and reinforcement and may be used as solo bells or played in chorded passages.
The 61-note range of the Timbrel Bell voice adds a rich timbre tune in a major tonality. The Timbrel Bell voice provides a distinct bell voice unlike any other carillon voice, and can be used as a solo voice or in chorded passages.
Easily Control Your Digital Carillon From Your Organ
The Schulmerich MIDI Organ Interface gives you the ability to connect your Schulmerich g5® unit directly to any MIDI-equipped organ console. This allows you to use the Schulmerich bell sounds as part of your organ registration for worship services or performances. You will enjoy assigning different bell voices to multiple organ divisions in real-time –giving you the option to use solo and accompaniment capabilities and save these registrations as presets on your organ using existing pistons.
Advanced Pitch and Volume Control
Since temperature and humidity cause acoustic instruments like pipe organs or pianos to fluctuate in pitch, Schulmerich has taken this very important issue into account. Now, there's no need to worry about the pitch of your digital carillon matching the pitch of your pipe organ or piano. With the Schulmerich MIDI Organ Interface you have the ability to adjust the pitch of the carillon to match your acoustic instrument. You also have the ability to adjust the volume of each bell voice so that it blends perfectly with your organ registration and piano -therefore not overpowering the accompaniment.