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schulmerich g5Church Keyboard Center sells and services Schulmerich carillon systems throughout Southern California.  We also provide service for legacy Schulmerich carillon systems.

The state-of-the-art g5 digital carillon provides the sound of cast bronze bells, enabling any church or community to add the warm authentic tones of real bells—at a fraction of the cost real bells.  The g5 includes four standard bell types:

  • English (37 bells)
  • Flemish (61 bells)
  • TrueCast (61 bells)
  • Harp (61 bells)

Features and options:

  • Independent daily, weekly and annual schedules enable sophisticated layered scheduling for automatic play
  • Scheduling and system control is accomplished via friendly, self-explained menus on the large touch screen
  • Built-in library of nearly 8,000 songs
  • Create custom song lists with multiple sequencing options
  • Choice of eight clock chimes, or create your own custom clock chime feature
  • Eight swinging bells can be played manually, plus you can create custom peals
  • 25 tolling bells for manual play and creating custom tolls
  • Tower speaker configurations customized to your requirements
  • Inside speaker option
  • Optional MIDI interface for connection to a church organ for live performance and custom song capture
  • The g5 can optionally be used as a controller for automated play of your cast bronze bells
  • Connection to your local network (wired or WiFi) enables complete system control from multiple office computers
  • Optional wireless remote control plays up to eight user-selected songs/bell rings
  • Preview play schedule for the next 24 hours
  • Ten bagpipe songs, including Amazing Grace
  • Taps and rifle volley
  • 100-year Western and Orthodox holiday calendar
  • Five-year parts and labor warranty

Click here for more information and carillon specifications and to hear samples of the g5 bells.

Recently installed g5 Schulmerich Carillons in Southern California:

  • St. Sophia Greek Cathedral, Los Angeles (organ & carillon package)
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, Long Beach
  • San Fernando Mission, San Fernando
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Dana Point (scheduled, new construction)

A digital carillon is a beautiful addition for any church, school campus, city hall, commercial center or cemetery.  Please contact Nelson Dodge directly for more information. 909-599-7899.

What is a “digital” carillon?

A digital carillon uses the sampled sound real cast bronze bells that, when played through loud speakers, creates the authentic sound of a real-bell carillon.  The nearly 8,000 carillon songs in the g5 library are not simply recordings of bells, but rather a MIDI file of an actual performance that is played back using the digital bells.  Furthermore, attaching a keyboard to the g5 enables live performance on any of the bell voices and capturing a live performance that can be added to the library for automated playback.

With the optional g5 MIDI interface attached to a MIDI-equipped church organ, you can play the carillon in manner similar to a real-bell carillon with keyboard and pedals.

Why you should talk to Church Keyboard Center about a new carillon

Church Keyboard Center specializes in selling, servicing and supporting “best-in-class” digital instruments for church and institutional customers.  We are the only local supplier of digital bell tower systems in Los Angeles and are pleased to offer the Schulmerich g5 system, the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art digital bells available.

Our approach is consultative, focused on understanding your artistic, physical and budgetary requirements, then proposing a choice of solutions.  You get the personal attention of president Nelson Dodge from the very first exploratory conversation through the installation of and training on your new carillon system.  Plus you’ll find us very accessible for any needed on-going support.

If your requirements include interfacing the carillon to a church organ, our deep knowledge of organs and MIDI will help you realize the full potential of the Schulmerich g5 carillon.  And of course we are in a unique position to create complete organ and carillon packages.

We are experienced with new construction projects and prepared to work with your architect and builder from the earliest design phase through completion to ensure a successful finished project.