Just wondering what your clients expect quality-wise vs. the price they want to pay for a session. In my case, I've done $550 demos in one day sessions with my mobile equipment, and it sounds like a demo. Should I be expected to make a $500 demo sound like a main-stream record (of course keeping in mind gear and my own technical limitations)? Should the amount of effort I put into something be directly related to the amount of money I'm being paid? I'm doing a demo for a band next week, at their rehearsal space, and I was trying to explain to the guy that while the quality I can get with my equipment is pretty good (barring any engineering incompetence on my part), it's nothing like what I can do at the studio, when I have all day to track just drums on our properly tuned studio drum kit through a Drawmer 1960, Neve 1272's and API 312's. Should I worry about bands expecting the world, even though they're only paying $500 or less for a demo at their rehearsal space? I try my best (which I'm trying to improve all the time) so I'm not looking for a cop-out or an excuse or anything. Just wondering if it's my perspective that's skewed.