a client got himself a tac scorpion 12 – 8 – 2 . straight out of amek california 1987. these consoles were fairly  big and heavy. made solid out of quality materials really. and  representing for a heap of bang for your bucks in their day. and actually still now. an assfull were sold back then for only about 6000us$ each.  inexpensive because of the ship technology.  only to be mothballed thru the nineties as computers and software took over the recording world. along with every other world.  im making a 12  chopped channelled racked  version of the scorpion for him. the electronics is being rechipped and capped with the newest fangled devices to quicken up to compete for the 21st century.  even tho i dont really personally ‘approve’  (old school snob)  of full chain integrated circuit designs like this scorpion..  the new compact rack mounted package is an attractive one. a dozen very tight sounding mic amps with powerful good sounding equalizers ready suited to plug straight into any multichannel soundcard.  ive just moved to matamata so this job is testing the local industry. i get metal cut and shaped in tauranga. a perfect drive over the kaimai ranges. and anodized in tokaroa. a quick spin down a different highway. my parts coming from sydney and UK were quicker ! than when i was in auckland. theres no traffic lites here. awesome.