This could possibly be moved to either band management or stories sections. My unfinished band (we still need/want a singer and a second guitarist) recently recorded a 3 song demo. This was done in hopes to aid in the recruiting process. We found someone who did recordings in their home studio, went to school for "music production", and was charging a relatively cheap rate. He seemed to have a good setup. Drum mics, good computer program, etc. We all played in the same room together during each take, each recorded simultaneously on separate tracks. Drums were mic'ed, I was direct, and Guitarist had his rig in another room. We do a few takes and the playback sounds great through our earphones so we keep plugging along. At the end of the session after we're all packed up, the guy tells us the everyone is always mad when they get their recordings... So we got them, and yes. I was mad. The bass is way too loud, you can't hear the drums, and the guitar levels bounce all over the place. After all that planning and set up, recording and paying the guy, we sound like someone dropped a cassette recorder by the bass cab and pushed record. I don't know what to do, does he know it sounds like crap and plans to fix it after we get mad? Or does he think it's good and doesn't know why people always get mad? Anyone else have this happen? Or something worse to help me calm down?