Ardour and the Motu 1224 (hey, it was free!!)
Ok, I'm aware that MOTU are not the most open-source friendly audio vendor's out there but I have this 1224 that I feel is going to waste.......
What I'd like to do is use it with Ardour. I did some searching around on this site and I don't see any specific mentions of the 1224 so I'm not sure that's even possible.
Here's the rub....and it's a biggie (I think):
I'd like to dual-boot some flavor of linux with Mac OS 9. I say "some flavor" as I swear I heard a colleague of mine mention that Ubuntu isn't PowerPC compatible. (Actually, there's probably some cut-off, I'd imagine....as in, "Gutsy(??) and up will most definitely NOT work on a PowerPC processor").
I'm a programmer who uses 8.10 all day at work and "for play" at home. Big fan, in fact.
Anyway, it'd be a real shame not to put this 1224 to good use.
So, is it possible to dual boot Mac OS 9 and [whateverLinuxFlavor] on a PowerPC processor (that's only 300mhz)?
Would I have to use freebob? (Since it is indeed a Firewire audio device).
So many questions......so little time. Thanks for any input!