I write and perform songs for myself and an acoustic oriented band. Vocals x 3-4 (3 male, 1 female), acoustic guitar, electric bass, fiddle, keys, hand percussion and sometimes drums. I would like to accomplish the tracking (Pro-Tools 002rack) and then turn it over to those who's skill is the mixing and mastering of the sound. Perhaps these questions shows my state of ignorance, but I'd like to do this right. Can the forum members descibe the conventions you would like/expect from someone bringing you their music? Levels/ pans/effects/format? Resources to consult? Are these individualized considerations that vary studio to studio? Likewise, and this may be a subject fit for a seperate thread, what should I be able to expect from the studio? Please interpret this post as a sincere request for information. Thank you.