The Museum of Florida History, pays tribute to fifty years of popular music in the Sunshine State.
The exhibit story line follows the arrival of Elvis Presley in Florida; the roots of early R&B and soul acts: the folk-rock era; the birth of "garage bands," the "southern rock" phenomenon; the emergence of disco and jazz-rock fusion; the arrival of the crossover, Latin-Pop Sound; Afro-Caribbean Worldbeat; 1980s rap groups; and the 1990s explosion of commercial pop acts.
The show control and audio system was designed and installed by Lynn Rogers Design & Consulting, assisted by Alcorn McBride's engineers. It includes a Digital Binloop with 6 reproducers, and a V16+. The V16+ talks serially to four listening stations with keypads. In a timeline scene, several contact closures cause the V16+ to play back various songs on the sixth reproducer.
The keypads, using RS-422, signal the V16+ to start audio in two of the Binloop reproducers. Three stereo reproducers play synchronously looping tracks of a combo. Six buttons control which tracks are audible. When all six buttons are pressed, the result is a thumping rendition of Heartbreak Hotel.