WaveCenterPCI Quote

“Frontier Design GroupŪs WaveCenter is one of the very rare pieces of audio gear which installed properly, ran flawlessly, and actually surpassed my expectations. I am sure that my enthusiasm is augmented by the fact that I have already used it to complete thre...”

Quick Facts

  • Compatible with Mac or Windows
  • Works with most popular recording, editing and sequencing software via ASIO
  • GSIF support for GigaSampler and GigaStudio
  • Easy to install and use
  • 8-channel ADAT lightpipe input
  • 8-channel ADAT lightpipe output
  • 2-channel S/PDIF digital interface I/O
  • 2x2 MIDI interface

“With WaveCenter, I can now use my ADATís A/D and D/A converters as a front end for hard-disk recording. The ADAT can also be the recording medium of choice whenever I canít (or donít want to) record to hard disk. With Frontierís card installed, ADATs easily integrate into my computer-based setup so I can have the best of both media.”

“In addition, WaveCenter allows me to treat an ADAT as a storage device for original and edited multitrack recordings, not to mention multiple stereo mixes. I can digitally store four DAT tapes of material for the price of one ADAT tape, and that cuts my archiving costs considerably.”

“In short, with WaveCenter, I can get a lot of mileage out of my ADAT and computer.”

- Zack Price, Electronic Musician, July 1997
© 1999, Intertec Publishing Corp All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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“Frontier Design provides a solid link between your personal computer and your ADAT.”

“Among other tricks, the WaveCenter can digitally transfer digital 8-track recordings to/from the PC, convert ADAT stereo pairs to S/PDIF (and vice-versa), translate electrical S/PDIF to/from optical S/PDIF, use ADAT as eight channels of A/D or D/A converters for hard-disk recording programs, and transform any ADAT-compatible output or input to S/PDIF. Although Alesis no longer makes the AI-1 for ADAT/S/PDIF/AES/EBU translation, the WaveCenter provides the same basic functions, as well as several enhancements.”

“Installation. In a word: painless. Just follow the manual; all you need is an open IRQ (choices are 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15) and 16k of adapter RAMóno DMA required.”

“Bottom line: If ADAT combined with PC editing are in your future, the WaveCenter was made for you. If you need to do ADAT/PC editing today, your options are more limited: use WaveCenter with Saw Plus, or transfer in stereo pairs. All thatís needed now is more multichannel support from the software industryóand all indications are that both Samplitude Studio 4.0 and Cakewalk Pro Audio 6.0 will be available very soon, if they arenít already. Frontier Design has cooked up a potent piece of hardware; software with multichannel support will be the icing on the cake.”

“The WaveCenter is intelligently engineered and adds more pro credibility to the PC.”

- Craig Anderton, EQ Magazine, May 1997 © 1997, Miller-Freeman, Inc. Used by permission.

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