The sound of things operates by the philosophy that the more comfortable the artist is, the better they will perform. This is why we prefer to travel to the artist, record them where they practice (if possible), and get to know the character of the musician(s) and apply that to the mixdown/mastering processes. If there is no practice space, we will find one which best suits the nature of the music and supports the best acoustics for recording.
The goal is affordable recording with professional results, and no pain. . .well, maybe a little, but no hassles.