I'm currently only using my studio for songwriting and recording the occasionnal demo for my own band. I'm having this plan to offset the cost of gear (and justify buying some more!). I'd like basically to set myself up as a "mobile demo maker". A simple setup based around a portable computer with firewire interface, a board and a couple mics. Since I don't have a proper room at home (and don't feel like receiving complete bands at home), I thought it would be nice to record bands at their rehearsal space! I'm thinking something really affordable (like I say, it's really to help pay for my gear, have fun recording and help new bands get a record out for cheap), like 200-300$ total. This would include a complete weekend tracking at their rehearsal space, probably doing the whole rhythm section at once and then overdubbing as required. Hopefully doing vocals in the same weekend if possible, or that could be done in a vocal booth at my home. Mixing would be included in the package, which I would do by myself during weeknights, probably submitting 3-4 different versions for them to choose. Perhaps do some basic mastering if they choose not to go to a professionnal mastering facility (just a basic L2 limiting with some EQing). I would need to get additionnal gear (a few drum mics and an interface with more inputs, ideally a Mackie Onyx 1640 with fireward card so I could give them proper monitor mixes while recording dry) and that would imply a small loan which would require at least 10-15 contracts to pay off. Is there a market for that? Or do most musicians think they can get the same result with a Behringer mixer and their soundblaster card? I can't really blame them since that's why I started buying recording gear in the first place... But I'd be bringing a minimum of 5-6K$ of gear to their rehearsal space, that doesn't really compare.