Audiogaff mentionedWell having assisted many mixers whose business it was to only mix big label records I must disagree. While the art of the recordist is one that takes time, great gear, and a great room (as well as something good to record) mixing takes years to truly get good at. Why do you think that's all these guys do is mix? Why labels are paying certain mixers over $10,000 a song and delaying projects release to ensure the right guy mixes it. Check out some CDs. See how often a different guy mixed it. And how many times have you heard a different mix for the single which blew away the original mix? I think you give these musicians a misguided view of what is possible.you can always buy some DAW or outboard gear and re-mix it which is easier and cheaper than the tracking/recording part which requires much more skill to do well, more gear and a good room to do it in.