It depends on how many tracks you have and what level of control you need over those tracks (e.g., precise synchronization). The Digital Binloop was created to replace the equipment in DACS. For something like a couple/few audio loops at one of the resorts, an 8-TraXX would be much more suitable.The weird thing with those is I see them set up for something like an area loop and i'm like.. do you really need the whole rack? You could fit the loop on just one card and pop it into a player on loop but you have an entire freakin rack for it?
Oooohhh... That is the essence of parade audio... 16 loops playing in sync... Now that is sexy...
Interestingly enough the 360 systems EPROM cards were the original choice when converting attraction audio from Cart tapes over to Digital back in the early 90's. Of course there was no way to sync the cards to each other, there was also no way to reference their speed either. You could only hope that one minute of audio on the card equaled one minute of time on the show control computer when it came time to loop the show. The longest loop at that time was the Splash Mountain (WDW/Tokyo) Finale scene at 2:17. Any longer than this and the audio would start drifting away from the animatronics. Add to this the fact that the EPROM cards were in mono and had a sampling rate of either 23.4k or 35.1k with an 8 bit resolution and there you have it. So even though DL may still have some old Digicarts laying around they are still a step above what came before them.But how about a Digicart? (little outdated, especially with the zip disk slot, but they still use them at DL)
Well, we do already have a 10-hour loop at Pop Century.Can you imagine a 24 hour Pioneer Hall loop?
Disney has a lot of behind the scenes tours. I wish they would offer a tour around the music used at the parks (meeting LMNOP and showcasing how music is pumped out at various locations). I'd love to see how all of this works.
I've only been in DACS once, a very long time ago, and that's before I had a portable digital recorder.