Core Audio system compatibility.
Hi there, I've been interested in Ardour for a while but have been so used to (entrenched in) PT that I've never really had much of an opportunity to explore it.
My system consists of:
MacPro 2x Dual Core 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM etc. (still running Tiger I'm afraid)
Digi003R with PT LE7.3
+lots of outboard and other software etc.
I've recently obtained a MOTU PCIe-424 core audio system with MOTU 24 I/O interface and Mackie 24ch 8-bus desk very cheaply, too good to turn down.
Obviously I can't use these with PT (very irritating) but would like to make the most of the DSP provided by the MOTU PCI card so am looking at software that's as good as 'tools (or better if Ardour lives up to it's rep..) that will run with the MOTU rig. I don't like Logic, I find it illogical and have used Cubase/Nuendo etc. etc. in the past and nothing has really worked for me as well as PT.
I've read that Ardour has problems with MOTU hardware but from what I understand this is only on Linux systems, is that right?
I'm pretty sure I've read that Ardour on Mac OSX will work with any Mac compatible hardware (which would surely include MOTU) but I just wanted to check this is the case before installing the PCI card and Ardour.
Can anyone confirm this for me?
Also, I assume Ardour would run with my Digidesign hardware too?