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Digital Studio help

Looking for a 20ish input digital studio. Want things to be simple and based on good clean signals into a very good PC. Will use plugin's and Cubase. This is what I've come up with so far.

First 16 inputs I'd like to come from 2 8 input units that send ADAT. These inputs would be generally for large multitrack recordings such as live recording in a studio, or just a larger drum kit. What I had in mind was because each channel is exactly the same, the inputs are on the back, each channel has an insert, and it outputs to ADAT. Now from there, would a soundcard with 2 ADAT inputs or the be a better choice? I don't really see anything else I'd need to do other than input the channels so I think a soundcard would be best. I'm not sure about quality wise either.

Next I'd like to have 2 to 4 seperate pre's for vocals, or line in, or DI, or bass. I'm planning on purchasing 2 so I can record bass direct, or guitar direct and use Guitar Rig. Has Hi-Z input and can dial a little tube saturation in. Haven't for sure decided on other pre's exactly. What would be the best way to convert these pre's and get them to my computer and to keep it simple with the 2 ADAT units?

The next thing would be monitoring. What would be an easy way to get a few monitor mixes without having to deal with an external mixing board? If I could get 2 monitor mixes plus the main mix, that would be great. I would like to deal simply and as modern as possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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