I'm running a recently bought G5 Dual 2.0, 1.5g ram, 2/150g drives - bought specifically for music production. The primary drive has OSX 10.4.10 which was a fresh install from the original owner before shipping. The second drive was partitioned by me into 40/110 and I installed 10.3.9. I see no reason to update the OS as the AudioMidi Setup has not changed. In 6 weeks, I'm still trying to get things to work right. Company tech support has been pitiful.
The problem with the M-Audio Delta 192 card is interesting. The original drivers with the sound card work but are noisy. The recommended drivers are downloaded from the M-Audio site and are specific to the operating system. The process includes removing the card, making sure the combo update (not the automatic update) is installed first, then installing the updated driver, repairing permissions after every step and reinstalling the card.
After several procedures on each drive, the new drivers/card are not recognized in the AM Setup.
M-Audio has stated that there are known issues with the auto updates and that the combo must be present. I find no info on Apple data base that indicates that this is a "known issue". When I found a developer's forum, I just had to ask....are there known issues that would prevent an audio driver from being recognized.
If that's not enough...I have other software like Steinberg's Halion 3 which connects to the sound card in stand-alone mode but will not see the sound card in its VST format. So far, their tech support has offered nothing much.
Thanks in advance for any tips or tricks that might get me back into making music.