G3 skipping during playback, mixing and recording
I hope this is the right place for this question. If not, I apologize in advance.
I have been running Ardour on 2 computers, both using OSX 10.3.9. The first is an iMac G3, 600 MHz with 128 MB SDRAM and the other is an iBook G3, 800 MHz with 384 MB SDRAM.
I love the possibilities with Ardour and have done some initial recording with it, but have begun to see problems with my computers keeping up (mostly skipping during recording and playback, but also some crashes). I'm guessing these are a result of slow processor speeds but am hoping (beyond hope?) that I can reconfigure something to help, at least until I can afford a newer computer.
I'm not looking to work miracles, just want to eliminate the skipping at least during mixing. My band and I have begun recording on another program on a bandmate's PC, but I want to do mixes and other final work with Ardour (the other program is limited in this respect, not to mention in the number of tracks).
If a new computer is the only answer, do you have any recommendations? How have the Mac minis performed with Ardour?
Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks for reading,