upfront payment: etiquette?
What's the usual percentage of the studio fee that a client can be asked to pay upfront, before even playing a single note?
Are there regional differences between U.S., U.K., continental Europe?
"Recording exactly what a musician hears turns out to be a really big deal." Bob Olhsson
"Who cares about efficiency, when we're talking about music?" Rupert Neve
"it'll sound different through a microphone, anyway" Keith Carlock
"no room, no boom!" Michael Wagener