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“I absolutely love the Wavecenter Tango24 combination! I'm using it in conjunction with SAWPlus32, Soundforge and Logic Audio, and it's glitch-free and sonically superior to anything else I've used. ”

Sean McCoy, Oregon Sound Recording

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 ADAT’s 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 can’t (or don’t want to) record to hard disk. With Frontier’s 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 RAM—no 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 that’s needed now is more multichannel support from the software industry—and all indications are that both Samplitude Studio 4.0 and Cakewalk Pro Audio 6.0 will be available very soon, if they aren’t 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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