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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Members of the Team

Let’s look at the staff positions in a typical mid-sized facility. There’s usually a receptionist who answers the phone and makes sure the arriving clients are cared for and put at ease. The first engineer runs the session, and the second engineer assists (in artist-intensive facilities, there may be no first on staff—many producers prefer working with their own independent engineers). The staff may include an owner/manager, an in-house maintenance engineer, and, in especially busy operations, a full alternate staff to work the late shift.

The Receptionist

Assuming a session doesn’t grind past the morning rush hour, the receptionist opens the building, puts on a pot of coffee, and keeps the phones from becoming too disruptive ...

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