I have a Digidesign 003 factory, it has motorised faders, Focusrite preamps, and is still a tasty bit of kit, even these days. It runs over firewire though, which is supported by exactly nothing in 2021.
This is a journey through getting it to work with my mac.
- usb flash drive (eg a 16 or 32 gb thumb drive) – for install media
- usb drive (eg external 720rpm 500gb drive) – for installation
- old firewire interface (I have a digidesign 003 factory, and an m-audio firewire 410)
- an apple firewire to thunderbolt adaptor
- a mac
Install OSX Sierra to external drive
(thats the newest I could find which was supported for 003 factory)