My band booked 2 days in a studio for the end of March. We booked at $300 a day. The argument is how many songs we should expect recorded mixed and mastered in a 16 hour period. Im expecting 1 or 2 top quality commercial quality recordings. Our singer thinks that is unacceptable and we should have 4 done in 2 days. Now when we talked about doing a full 10 songs the studio told us to budget $3000 for recording, mixing and mastering and he was fine with that. Thats $300 a song which by my math is the same as $600 for 2 songs but he still feels thats to much. His "friend" told him 90 minutes to track a song. Some back ground on the band, 5 piece old school metal band. No or little recording experience. Im assuming most songs will have a number of guitar tracks. All songs have 1 or 2 guitar solos, Some have clean parts that will need to track separate. So how long do you normally spend per song in the studio ?