Big studios are dropping like flies! Does anyone have the inside scoop on why they are going out? You can't tell me with a straight face that it is ONLY the home studio that is killing the commercial studio. Yes I get good results on my $15k set up, but it doesn't touch a Neve or SSL with the drums going to tape! Not even close on my best day with a horseshoe and a four leaf clover up my ass. Is it bad management? Record labels providing smaller budgets forcing the artist into a smaller studio? I have hopefully a soon-to-be client that is on a pretty big label, and the label only gave them 5k for the artwork, recording, and mastering! If this is the new trend for the labels....that explains it, but I highly doubt that the Ashlee Simpsons of the world are only getting a few grand to record an album. I'd charge more than that just to set up AutoTune for her. Anyway....I'm not looking to start an arguement....I just don't have anyone else to bounce this off of.