I am looking for a Linux distro that can be used to redirect MIDI message from the network to the soundboard a TurtleBeach Montego from 1997. Currently the computer is running Windows 98 se and I get a total latency of 10 ms when feeding audio back through an analog cable. Since the computer has no display, I cannot do any remote control (other than shutdown, which I have added as ad-hoc messages).
Full hardware list:
- Sound: TurtleBeach Montego
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP
- CPU: Pentium II Deschutes 333 MHz
- RAM: 256 MB
- IDE controller
The following is a list of requirements for the setup
- A total latency shorter or equal to 10 ms
- Utility programs (ls, cp, ... )
Also, it would be nice to achive digital audio return through "what you hear" port without increased latency (on Windows 98 I cannot come below 40 ms if I do so).
All distros seems to be too demanding for that machine. Do I need to configure my own? I do not need any GUI since it is just a server.