We are about to start a new CD project with a fantastic chamber group, where I know editing will be, again, a frustrating and time consuming process. Its not that classical musicians cannot play, they all are, generally, consummate live performers. Its that editing is now de rigueur for classical CD's and I find it the most onerous of all our work. What do others think about the excessive editing in classical music. We sometimes have hundreds in one project. Should we as producers and engineers, discourage it, put our hourly rates for editing up, how can we stop this juggernaut. These damn DAW's are so good at making inaudible edits in the most exposed places or in complicated phrases, the musicians now know what it can do and edit single notes. The musicians sometimes sit with me while I am editing, I think they are sort of turned on by making their playing perfect. What can we do about it?