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    Body Wars Queue

    Unfortunately I don't remember the exact length but I do know it wasn't over an hour. The entire CD was only 48 minutes and I don't think we used the whole thing. I would guess it ran about 25-30 minutes and played only in the queue line area for Body Wars. It could be heard if you stood near...
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    The Music of Cars Land

    Just an FYI for anybody trying to document the complete Cars Land loop. There is approximately four hours of BGM used in Cars Land. In addition there is currently an X-mas loop being prepared as well.
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    DLP Main Street Loops

    I probably should've written things down but as the recording engineer my job was technical. My priority was to get the track recorded in the best possible way. The producer at the time was responsible for keeping track of the names of the tunes. However on this particular session there was...
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    Mono/Stereo

    A lot of the early BGM (late 50's early 60's) was recorded to 35mag. My best educated guess (since I wasn't there) is that the original recordings were done as a multi-track (6 stripe mag) recording and then mixed down to mono. Of course they may have also just mixed it live in mono (to save...
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    Body Wars Queue

    Unfortuantely no, all of my notes (which consisted of some scribbled hieroglyphics on the back of an inter-office envelope) are buried away deep inside WDI. I'm pretty sure we only used a couple of pieces from the album. I really like this music as well as it tends to induce a zen-like trance...
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    DLP Main Street Loops

    Looking at my photos confirms that the original recording was made in stereo. Actually we recorded it across six tracks (three stereo pairs) using different mics. Technically speaking we used two AKG 452's in an x-y pattern for the overhead recording, two AKG 414's (left and right) on the...
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    DLP Main Street Loops

    Unfortunately my notes (and a few bad pictures) consist mostly of technical things like mic's used, placement, board settings and outboard gear used. The thought was that if we had to go back and re-record anything we could re-create the sound. In this particular case the guy just sat down and...
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    Body Wars Queue

    No offense taken but the source is me. I was on staff at WDI and was the one who created this track. I didn't choose the music but I did edit it.
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    Body Wars Queue

    [Split from topic Playlist: Wonders of Life —Admin] Nobody asked and maybe it's common knowledge (please forgive me if I'm repeating the obvious) but the music loop that played in the Body Wars queue line was all taken from the Brian Eno - Music for Airports CD. Again, please forgive me if...
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    DLP Main Street Loops

    I may be able to add to the fun here. I'm not sure where it plays (or played) but I did record a tack piano track that was to be used somewhere on Main Street at DLP. I understood that it was going to be played at one of the restaurants however I'm not sure where it actually ended up. What I...
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    Speed Changes to Loop Music

    That's exactly what I'm saying. :) I'm accessing my memory banks from 22 years ago but the reason the BGM CD's were about 60 minutes in length had to do with the mastering process more than anything else. Making CD's in 1990 was quite a bit more difficult than today. We used the Sony PCM...
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    Speed Changes to Loop Music

    I know it's been awhile since this topic was first started and it's been answered but what the heck I'll post my thoughts anyway. Based on my experience I would say there are a couple of possible reasons: 1) Unless individual machines are referenced (locked) to a master clock or one of them...
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    Disney Theme Park Songs: The TOP-10 Best and Worst?

    As is the case with most soundtracks the combination of music and image made this song much better when seen with the film (for me anyway).
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    Theme Park Audio Pr0n (Warning: Graphic!)

    It may have changed over the years but every bit of audio heard in Magic Kingdom used to be sourced out of DACS. The only exception was Splash Mountain. It was the first attraction to have it's own EER's with the sound sourced locally. DACS was quite impressive in it's early days with all the...
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    Theme Park Audio Pr0n (Warning: Graphic!)

    Hey Jay, Here's yet another audio server. Disney uses an earlier version of this player. More info: Medialon MAS Pro Audio Server

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