Why not put 5 H9 Max's in a pedalboard format a la Fractal FX-8 (which actually looks like a Bob Bradshaw pedalboard…kind of) and have all of the Eventide algorithms available anywhere in the signal chain with all the routing done internally? Again, I'm simplifying this quite a bit but I have no doubt Eventide could do create something much better than what I've described.
Well, we're looking at new parts all of the time. Eventually, that will happen. It's inevitable. Processors keep getting faster and cheaper. It's only a question of when, and that's true not only for Eventide but for everyone making digital pedals. (But just to be clear… We're not currently working on a 4 or 5 core pedal board…)