Making its European debut is Alcorn McBride’s RidePlayer, an on-board audio and control solution for themed entertainment applications.
RidePlayer is said to offer a complete solution to many of the unique challenges faced by vehicle-based audio and show control, and to be suited for dark ride, parade float, tour vehicle and modern coaster applications. It precisely synchronises on-board audio with wayside audio, video, lighting and animatronics. The lock between on-board and wayside systems is maintained via GPS, SMPTE, Video Genlock or IEEE-1588 (CIP Sync).
By integrating Alcorn McBride V-Series control into the same hardware platform, RidePlayer is able to interface with almost any device, the company says, including PLCs, animation controllers, sensors, lighting systems, video servers and Alcorn McBride ShowTouch panels.
RidePlayer sources up to 16 outputs of 24-bit 96kHz polyphonic uncompressed audio for audio playback.
It can route, mix and crossfade between tracks.
The product includes 16 line outputs, 16 25W amplifier outputs (bridgeable to 50W), DSP and a microphone input. The built-in amp outputs drive high-range and mid-range speakers as well as transducers, such as ButtKickers.
The line outputs can be used to feed high-powered external amps to drive larger speakers like subwoofers. It is also outfitted with a 16x16 AES67/Dante network audio interface.