Here is a question about hardware as well as about pd:

I need to process on pd about 12 channels separately. 6 of them are instrument inputs, the others contact mics (high impedance).

  • For the hardware: I was told to use a digital converter like Presonus Digimax (with DI boxes), conected to an audio interface with ADAT inputs like Motu 828. Does anyone know a more simple and/or cheaper way?

  • Now the software part: my pd patch needs about 14% cpu (on a macbook). Will it make so many channels? Can you just multiply the cpu usage if each channel runs separately through the same kind of patch, or is it more complicated than that?

  • And will pd recognize the separated channels of the ADAT inputs?

I'm quite confused...

Thanks for any help!