This is something that I've been thinking about for a while now. I'm seriously considering devoting a lot more time to refining my engineering skills [if I could call them that] for the purpose of being the sole engineer on my band's music. The first thing that comes to mind is the massive amount of money that can be saved and I don't mind doing the work at all. The second thing is that the sound from what's being heard will ALL come from the band. Not having to rely on other people to make us sound better would make me very proud. Some obvious cons would be that I'm nowhere near experienced enough to make pure gold. But what do you guys think about this kind of thing? Are there any more cons that come to mind when doing all the production within the band? Also, what about business-wise and with labels? I'm not exactly sure how record deals work, but would labels enjoy a good band who can get a good sounding record by themselves since the label's budget could be then focused on promotion and distro, or whatever else, or what?