I was sitting around, minding my own business, when the phone rang. It was a guy with a 'project studio', that had ________, and wanted to get better product out of the studio. OK...another day at the office, it's a 45 minute initial conversation, with several years of follow up, no big deal, my usual. Then he throws me a curve. He's got "x" amount of money, and instead of buying gear, he wants to hire me to come down to his studio to 'engineer' part of their project, so he can assist, and maybe pick up a few tricks!! I thought it was a pretty cool idea! I'm charging him about 1/4 of my regular day rate, and will do 4 days with them. As far as the 'big picture' goes, I think it'll be a decent investment to perhaps enable him to start to maximize the capabilities of the tools he already has. I figured I just talk through all the decision making processes that I normally go through when faced with each 'recording situation'...etc. I dunno, for some reason I never thought of that kind of an idea, I'm pretty excited about going to the kid's studio to give him a hand. We've already covered that he's not going to have all of the skills after only 4 days, but he will start to get a glimmer of some of the 'hows and whys' that aren't often covered in classrooms or books.