Griffin PowerWave Control is not required for PowerWave to function. When used, it enables several additional features to be controlled directly from within the PowerWave.
Among other things, this software allows one to change the USB audio input type. This provides a workaround for a problem in OS 9 with the Apple USB audio drivers. Normally a USB audio input device would "register" itself as a Microphone Input so the PowerWave is compatible with more audio applications.
However in order to use the playthrough feature in the Sound control panel in Mac OS 9, the device type must be Line Input. This PowerWave Control allows more...
- Mac OS 9.0 or later (including OSX), Griffin PowerWave USB Audio Interface & Desktop Amplifier.