as per your last question. you 'll have a better chance of getting money at a small studio right off the bat, but you can get free time in the big studios and get no money. you wont touch a board for a while in a big one , and you'll probably get the keys to the small one soon enough. in LA the interns at the big studio were there for 3 years with no money. in any small town there is a local studio that the engineer is already burnt and you can finish the sessions right away. then you start bringing in your own clients and now you are the client. they court you for business. it is a hard road but f@#*ing great. if there is -any-other- thing you would do with the time in the day, do that , not recording. if there is nothing you would rather do, then welcome to the club.