I've been recording myself for years and recording my band for the past year or so. People seem to like what I do and I've gotten good feedback. One comment I get from musicians is that my mixes sound better than a lot of the local "higher end studios" in the area. So, here's the deal. A friend of mine would like to record 5 or 6 songs with his band and he'd like me to record and mix it. I've been toying with the idea of trying to turn my love of recording into a business for quite a while. The problem is, I'm not sure what to charge while I'm getting started. This would be my first paying gig. So I thought that if I listed my basic set up I could get some advise about what I should charge for a 5/6 song CD. Mics: 57's, AKG D112, Rode NTV, Oktava MC 012's. DBX 163x (2), PreSonus ACP22 (1). Aardvark Direct Pro Q10 > Samplitude Professional 7.22 (BTW, absolutely a kick @ss program!!) > Lots a' plug ins including Waves Gold Bundle, UltraFunk bundle, Anwida bundle, TC, Timeworks, Izotope Ozone Mastering (latest version), and more. I also have a Yamaha S80, Aiken Tomcat, Fargen Bordeaux and some nice high quality stomp boxes available for use. We'd be recording in my front room so it wouldn't be very formal. Thanks for any advise!