OK, so I was shopping for a studio for my group's next LP. I don't want to get bogged down in the engineering aspect for this one, so we're taking it to a 3rd party. In the studio interview/selection process, I ran across one potential that had a methodology of working that I was hoping you guys could weigh in on. I know how I like to operate, but here are the points of "interest" concerning the studio's policy 1. No guests in the studio unless it's a producer. (this one I can understand completely) 2. If you're not recording your part, you shouldn't be there. 3. None of the band members will be there for the initial mix. A CD will be provided of the initial mix and then feedback can be given for "tweaks" (I see the pros and cons to this argument. Bear in mind we are providing our own producer) 4. Seemed to balk at the idea of taking final, edited takes to another facility for mixing. (pro tools based studio, so obviously not a technical limitation. I'm thinking this is just an issue of not wanting to lose the revenue. ) Thanks!