Ive had the opportunity to play out with a newly formed country band with some really talented musicians. We play mostly covers but are working on some original tunes to mix in. We had a connection through one of our band members to cut a song in a high end studio because his cousin is in school for sound engineering. We got a severely discounted rate for time and mastering. This studio was great, all the highest end equipment and had a great process. My question is this, is it ultimately the bands decision as to whether or not a click track is used in studio. We use all in ear monitoring for rehearsal and live play so have used a click track 100% of the time so far. Our drummer keeps great time but we have several songs with acoustic intros and the click has kept us really tight since we haven’t been playing together super long. In the studio last night, the head sound engineer (the guy teaching the student) was adiment that we could/should not use a click to the point where he wouldn’t give us one. He said that he records musicians, not robots, and that we needed to learn to not use one. While I understand where he is coming from, I hate that the studio was where we had to depart from our routine. I can’t help but think that the lack of click attributed to some sloppiness on our part. I get where he was coming from, but should it have ultimately been our decision as to whether to use a click or not?