MOTU 24i with Ardour
I'm thinking about building myself a computer and switching to Ardour from Digital Performer. I've previously only used pre-built systems (G4s and G5s with thats omeonee lse has put soundcards into etc), so I'm pretty green. My computer nerd pal and I can get the hardware requirements etc figured out, but there are some things I thought I should ask.
Currently we use a MOTU 24i. I don't know what soundcard is in the computer (it belongs to another guy in the band). My questions are:
1) Does anyone use a MOTU 24i with their Ardour set up? Are there any driver issues? Does it play nice with JACK? Basically, what do I need to do to get it to work and run well.
2) What's the best soundcard for using the MOTU and doing multitrack recording/mixing (drums, guitars, vocals, mastering,etc).
I'm looking for any and all tips/suggestions.