I am trying to bring in 16 (or possibly more) contact microphones into MAX/msp as separate audio channels and was wondering if it was possible to chain two of the Presonous VSL 1818s together through the optical digital. (I am looking at the Presonous because of the pre-amps on every channel which I need to for the contact mikes)
the set up would be 16 contact mikes into the 8 front inputs on the two 1818s
one 1818 chained into the other with the optical cable
then from that into the computer through USB
then out of the base 1818 through optical to a 5.1 amplifier.
is this possible?
will MAX then see 16 discrete audio tracks?
Has anyone tried this?
Or perhaps there is a more economical/easier way of doing this...?
thanks for your help!