Hi all. I know that probably this has been asked 1000000 times but I have been searching for hours and I couldn't find any posts about this topic. Let's say that I wanna start my recording career in a city like Boston, San Francisco, not New York or LA. Having a remote set up with PT LE, 10-16 channels available and a couple of very good mics and pres, I now have to plan the business. Also, I graduated from a good school and I basically know (never enough) my things about this job, including reading and arranging music, or fixing equipment. My first plan is to start recording local bands and soloists on location. I plan to do this to build experience and money for equipment, plus I don't know yet if I want to have a studio in the future or if I want to rent studio hours for my clients. At the last AES meeting I heard about "do not under-estimate yourself" meaning: if you ask $10/hrs people think "he sucks". The problem nowadays is also traying to be competitive on the market. So here are the 3 questions: - How much should I ask as a starting rate? - What is the usual rate for recording and mixing engineers that record on location and mix at their studio at home? - What do you charge? Sorry if I ask somthing that has been already discussed before, if you have the link for a similar discussion please address me to that. Thanks everybody! Bas.