Originally Posted by rufus13
In irregular spaces not originally designed for recording, a video link is better than nothing. Lots of folks use spaces that don't share a wall that could have a window installed, or it's temporary (days or weeks) use only, without demolition or building rights. The gear for a studio for tracking a 5-piece band will fit in the back of a mini-van. Portable and lightweight gear encourages this "hit & run" style in whatever space can be had.
Not saying that it's good, saying that it IS.
Good points. I just don't like it when the video route is taken when a window could have been used....but everything you bring up is very valid.