WaveCart 5.1.0




WaveCart 5.1.0 is the latest version of BSI’s award-winning, original on-screen cart-machine replacement that’s being used by thousands of broadcasters around the World.

Features include:

  • Metadata output to TCP/UDP, HTTP, HTML, and Serial.
  • Audio engine supporting 32bit and 64bit versions of windows 7/8/8.1/10.
  • WaveCart 5.1.0 uses the WaveCart Remote client, allowing you to remotely access your WaveCart host via a TCP/IP connection from a PC, or iPad.
  • Scheduled Stack Loading: Set up a schedule of stacks to be automatically loaded at specific times throughout the day/week.
  • Pass-Through Mixer: WaveCart now has a pass-through mixer which can even be configured to auto-mute when a deck is playing, and unmute when one is not.
  • Network Triggers: Start and Stop (amongst other functions) a stack based on network triggers! Now in conjunction with the pass-through mixer, you can use WaveCart for simple station ID/Spot replacement for a secondary transmitter or web stream by sending PAD/MetaData from your automation system.
  • Deck fading: Fade decks at segue, or when you click on a Stop button.
  • AudioScience 5211 Trigger Support: The new ASI 5211 audio card’s two trigger inputs can be used with WaveCart’s trigger functionality.
  • Broadcast Tools GPI-16 Trigger Support: 16 trigger device, designed for broadcast environments, affordably.

…and much more, including the following features included from previous versions of WaveCart:

WaveCart displays up to 10 on-screen players, each of which can be sent to a different sound card output. Additionaly, you can instantly play back audio files with 24 configurable HotKeys

Each deck has an Elapsed and Remaining timer, plus an Intro Countdown and a clear label containing information about the file being played including Artist/Description, Title/Advertiser & OutCue.

Decks and HotKeys can be played manually using a touch-screen, keyboard buttons, mouse or can be wired to button boxes or your mixing console using the optional BSI Trigger Kit.

Stacks of up to 10 decks and multiple sets of HotKeys can be easily saved for instant recall at any time; and can be automatically sequenced with overlap or even looped to provide background audio, or announcement system (especially when combined with multiple Virtual Carts, and the new scheduled stack loading feature).

Customer Comment: I chose WaveCart because it offers remote hardware triggers, is reasonably priced and has just enough features to completely replace a hardware cart machine without going into studio automation.


All software licenses are non-transferable, unless approved by BSI in advance.


  • Ease Of Use – get up and running within minutes
  • Runs on Windows 10, 32bit or 64bit
  • Up to 10 on-screen decks – each with timers and digital label
  • Additional 24 HotKeys – save multiple sets
  • Audition / Preview output – listen to any audio prior to broadcast
  • SmartCarts – remind you to remove out-of-date spots and PSAs
  • Variable Segue and Intro times
  • Virtual Cart support – store multiple audio cuts in a single cart
  • Randomize Carts – great for rotators or simple music automation
  • Play Hooks only – forward sell your music
  • GPI support – supports the ASI 5211 trigger inputs or Broadcast Tools GPI-16 16 input trigger device
  • Saveable Stacks – quick load spot breaks or other regular sequences
  • Play multiple audio format – Linear PCM .wav, ADPCM, MPEG Layer 2, and MP3
  • Event Logging – A text based, or MS Access based log can enabled that logs every audio file played out of WaveCart for your licensing fee or billing purposes
  • Scheduled Stacks – schedule stacks to load at specific times throughout the day, on a weekly cycle
  • Network WatchString Triggering – WaveCart can start and stop playback based on PAD/MetaData received via TCP/UDP
  • Deck Fading – Fade out decks when the stop button is clicked, or fade when one deck segues to another.
  • WaveCart Remote client – Control your WaveCart host via a TCP/IP connection for remote broadcasts, or configuring WaveCart at a remote transmitter for Station ID replacement functions.
  • Metadata output via TCP/UDP, HTTP, HTML, or Serial

System Requirements

Recommended System While WaveCart 5.1.0 will run on virtually any computer from a Core i3 processor or above, and a decent sound card with MME/WAVE driver or WDM driver, we strongly suggest the following specification for trouble-free and reliable performance.

  • Windows 10 or 11 Pro 64bit
  • Genuine INTEL Core i5 CPU 2.8Ghz or faster
  • 8Gb Memory
  • Minimum 500GB Hard Drive dedicated to the Windows operating system
  • Minimum 1TB Hard Drive dedicated to Audio
  • 21″ flat panel monitor with 1920×1080 or higher resolution (1024×600 is minimum supported)
  • A professional AudioScience sound card with multiple physical outputs
  • Audition speakers

Pitfalls to Avoid:

We have put together a list of some of the major pitfalls to avoid when building your own system:

  • Any server based operating system (including Windows 2003, 2008, 2012), Windows Vista, or any OS older than Windows 10 32bit or 64bit. No other operating systems (including any version of Windows Home or Media, or any of the Vista versions) are supported.
  • File should be played off the LOCAL PC’s hard drive, not across a network or from a file server
  • file server is neither desired nor required, may decrease performance and introduces a single point of failure. We supply configuration instructions for a fully redundant networked system, with software file-mirroring suitable for an Air and production system, or multiple workstations.
  • Intel Celeron, Pentium, or AMD Processors (or emulated PCs) – use Genuine Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i series, or Xeon series or above CPUs
  • USB, Firewire or other external storage devices
  • SCSI or IDE drives – use SATA 6Gb/s drives for best performance; using seperate hard-drives for Windows and Audio Files can also help in a number of ways.
  • Software RAID Arrays – these can be detrimental to performance, place additional requirements on your computer system, and often make it more difficult to rebuild or restore a machine. They also do nothing to Protect against viruses or accidental deletion of files (our Second Copy software file mirroring keeps multiple copies of deleted files safely).
  • ‘Cheap’ or non-branded memory – make sure you use a brand recommended by your motherboard manufacturer. We’re now fitting 8GB as standard to the machines we supply.
  • Flimsy, thin cases with little RF shielding (often consisted mainly of plastic and with poor air circulation). A good technical ground is essential in a professional broadcast environment.
  • Consumer Grade Audio Cards – BSI products are designed and tested to work with AudioScience and IP Audio drivers–such as Axia, WheatNet and Dante–to ensure reliable 24×7 operation.
  • USB/Firewire external audio devices
  • Drivers or Software Updates not yet certified by BSI. Manufacturers will often make newer drivers and utilities available on their web sites prior to them being fully tested by BSI. You can find the latest recommended drivers and utilities listed on our Latest Drivers web page.

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