If you are an engineer or producer worth your salt, you will make sure that you are equipped with the tools of your trade. What are they you ask? Well, that depends on what type of studio you’re running. The thing you don’t want is, having clients come to your studio and not able to give them what they are requesting. Look around the studio and see what is needed and, set aside some cash until you have enough to purchase those items. First impressions are lasting ones. If you are not able to give a client what they’re asking for, let them know. Also, tell them that you are in the process of getting them, and when to expect them to be there. That is, if they are willing to wait. If not, then recommend someone who does have it, or better yet, ask them to allow you borrow it and compensate them after your done. Bottom line, you need to equip your studio with the tools that are required for your success.