I know you've got your plans as to how this should proceed, but I'd like to see a 2U 8-channel WITH IO Module and LED Meters.
Would it fit?
It would be to die for, I'm tellin' ya!
For me, 4 channels per RU is about the lowest density I'd want...at least right now.
8 channels WITH IO-Module AND LED meters... probably won't fit in a 2u. Not unless I redesign the SC-1 PCB, make it longer, put the transformers on the same board, and add a daughterboard for the switches and VU.
(4) channels will fit in a 2u with the IO-module and LED meters included for all 4 channels.
(8) channels will fit in a 2u but without IO module. LED meters may fit even at 8 channels.
But I don't think I'll be keeping a lot of these cases in stock... not unless demand is heavy.
Cases are very expensive to manufacture and keep in stock if it's not moving fast enough. It's just money sitting on the shelf... doing nothing.
When I get my CNC machine all dialed in with CAD/CAM files ready, I will be able to do limited run cases in different and custom configurations at SMALL quantities CHEAPLY!
I *may* even be able to do front panels a'la Focusrite or Grace... i.e. engraved, countoured, shaped.