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Algorithms for real-time parallel processing of an audio signal in large-scale digital audio distribution networks, implemented on personal computer platform, are compared in this paper from the performance point of view. In such systems, the summing and multiplication of audio signal take up a significant portion of the processing power of the system. Therefore, there is a tendency to decrease its computing demands and thus reserve the computing power of the processor for other signal processing modules in the audio network. Various approaches can therefore be used to distribute computing among several threads. Seven approaches are analyzed in the paper and fastest one is found with regard to the size of audio sample buffers.