TIP: One tip that might not seem like a big deal but for any aspiring engineer or producer, it is. Make sure your client's are comfortable. This is the smallest investment that can provide huge returns. Why? It helps the mood of the artist and helps them to feel comfortable and ready to perform. They also see you in a better light and they become more receptive to your ideas. A cup of tea, a beer, a glass of water and you'll help the client relax and get more into the zone to perform. Care about the comfort of your artist because its your job to get the best out of them and onto the record.