Dakota Quote

“I just installed a Dakota & Tango24 combo last week. Installation was a breeze. The ASIO2 driver seems rock solid - 12ms latency. Tango24 converters are a step up from the Yamaha. So far I am very pleased.”

Dan, on rec.audio.pro

Quick Facts

  • PCI interface card for Mac and PC
  • Compatible with most popular software applications via ASIO
  • GSIF support for GigaSampler and GigaStudio
  • 16 channels ADAT lightpipe in
  • 16 channels ADAT lightpipe out
  • 2-channel S/PDIF on coax or optical cables
  • 2x2 MIDI on standard MIDI cables
  • SMPTE using any compatible digital audio converter and its analog I/O
  • ADAT sync input for sample-accurate, multi-machine sync

“By itself, Dakota matches the competition based on its digital audio features alone. What puts the Dakota ahead of most of its rivals is its stand-alone MIDI capability. Moreover, very few competitors offer ADAT synchronization features beyond the ability to sync the sample rate of the card to a lightpipe input. The Dakota really comes into its own, however, when used with Frontier's other products. As I mentioned earlier, the Montana daughtercard adds 16 more ADAT channels, as well as video/word-clock input synchronization and ADAT sync output, so the computer can be placed in any slave position in an ADAT chain. The Sierra MIDI interface expands the Dakota's MIDI cpabilities even further and provides SMPTE in and out. And the Tango24 converter gives you eight channels of A/D/A, along with word-clock in and out, at a very reasonable price. What's more, it sounds great.”

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

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“The Dakota performed wonderfully with everything we threw at it.”

“The Frontier Design Dakota/Montana combination is a very powerful and reliable I/O system. It runs smoothly, integrates well with existing PC software, and provides a wide variety of digital audio and MIDI interfacing for the computer multitrack studio.”

- Lorenz Rychner and Matthew Zlaten, Recording Magazine, August 1999
© 1999, Music Maker Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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