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chimes

hi !

i have an AU 320 that's gonna be used to play different bell sounds

during the weekdays and maybe chimes at som point during weekends

the weekdays should a "hour-chime" based on what time it is ( eg. 3 chimes at 3pm)  and quarterchimes.   Would would you recommend ? 

 A playlist with  audiofiles with time/clock event or separate presentations for every quarter and hour ? 

 

Thanks in advance

Magnus Söderman, Sweden

 

 

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

     

    For the hourly, I would say that a set of Time/Clock events would work well.

    Each event would play a file, containing the number of chimes for that hours.

    You could also set a user variable to the number of chimes, and play the file repeatedly, depending on the value of the User variable.

    For quarterly chime, you could use a reoccurring Time/Clock event for every 15 minutes.

    Since you wouldn't want the quarterly chime to ring on the hour, you could use two Event Handlers.

    One event handler to handle the hourly, and a second to handle the quarterly chimes.

    Once the hourly chime is done, you would then transition to the quarterly handler, and wait for the quarterly event.

    On the third quarterly chime, you would then transition back to the hourly handler, and wait for the next hourly chime, and so on.

     

    Will you be chiming 24 hours a day, and keep the neighborhood up? :) 

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    magnus söderman

    hi !

    i have tried to get the time/clock event. But i cant get it to work

    is it possible for you screendump a pic how to put it together as far as placing events and audiofiles
    so i can get a hang of the workflow ?

    sidenote:

    i'm not the one that gonna entertain the neighborhood :) . I'ts a customer
    that has built an artificial churchbell :)

     

    // Magnus

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Seems like there is a learning curve that you would need to climb, so I'll try and show you a path.

    Here are the basics that you could start with, and build upon.

    This example would chime once per minute. It is not how you would need it for your application, but it would be something that easy to understand, and test.

     

    By default, audio would be sent out through HDMI, so if you are planning on using analog output (3.5mm Stereo Jack), you need to enable that in the Zone Properties.

     

     

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    magnus söderman

    Ah !!  thanks !  that explained it  :) . 

     

    I missed the use of an eventhandler

     

    I'm using a AU 320, so there no HDMI, only one 3,5mm :). But that's enough to entertain the neighborhood :)

     

    Thanks a lot again :)

    // Magnus

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Glad to see that you found it helpful.

    Would be interesting to see your progress, so please do not hesitate to share. 

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    magnus söderman

    hi !

    time to chime in .. .. (sorry couldnt resist)

    the clock is now running and the customer is happy.

    I ended up doing one presentation for each "hour-block" that contains the sounds for
    "hour", "quarter past", "half past" and "quarter to". All played sound starts from an
    eventhandler. And when the sounds are played the state goes back the eventhandler

    thanks for the help !

    // Magnus

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Good job!

    Thanks for sharing your success.

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