Hi gang, Sorry that I'm a bit less present these days, I'm in a few projects that takes me much of my time and energy I was wondering if I'm the only one to get screwed every time I want to help a band or recording artist when it gets to integrity and artistic taste. Let me explain, I get these two guys comming to record an album. (once or twice a week) The first time they came in, to my surprise they arrived with no instruments. My small studio only have my personnal instruments in it and I'm a bit reluctant to hand them to anybody. So I got over it and let them play on my guitars and bass. (on which they play way to hard for how they've been adjusted and they just make them sound bad.. but it's another story...) When it came to the drums, I put a stop on it and suggested if they had no drummer, I could play the drum for them as a service to them and to me (to save skins and cracking cymbals etc) So to motivate them I decided to give them a very small price (40$ a song) The first two songs were ok, they liked what I did. But on the third song, they brought a drummer (another surprise) that asked me to change my playing to match his vision of the song. (good thing I did the tracking via a midi drum and it was easy to change stuff). That, I have all the respect. If he's their drummer and knows the song. Now where I get a problem is : Initially they told me they'd put my name on the album for the drum parts and that they had confidence in my playing and interpretation. And now the newcomer just asked for stuff a beginner would play and it is far from the kind of parts I'd want to present under my name. I asked for charts to help me record what they want but they would not give me any. So in the end I fear I'll waist my time playing nice parts that will be put down on the next twelve songs. I feel like they ask me to throw a rock in a lake and espect me to hit a whale in the eye. Please tell me what you want and I will deliver... Ask me to create from scratch without direction and complain it's not what they wanted.. DAWM !! Anyone had a situation like this ? How did you deal with it ?