Thanks for the post. This really helps me out. I bought the Alesis 8 Firewire Mixer planning to use it with a Mac. Yet my MacBook Pro died and Apple’s refusal to sell me a new mainboard made me put my plans for purchasing a few new Macs on ice. Here I am, running a bunch of great Linux machines and an officially incompatible mixer. Your post gives me hope 😀
I chose Ubuntu 11.10 to be my weapon of choice. I wonder, have you tried this with more recent versions of Ubuntu? What about stability. Are you still using that setup? Whats your experience?