Talking specifically about the different roles you have had in the recording studio environment, would you be willing to share a ‘do’ and ‘don’t’ for each?
Do: Try and read a room constantly. If you think someone is going to need something setting up, try and get a head start before they ask for it to be done - you’ll win mega brownie points.
Don’t: Question a producer in front of the artist. Wait for a quiet time and make your suggestion then - the producer will really appreciate it and realise you are a team player. Someone did this for me once and I super appreciated it. Making a record is teamwork.
Do: Listen to what the artist wants and make sure you A/B constantly to anything they’ve referenced - not to copy it, more just so you don’t go off on a tangent or do anything daft!
Don’t: Use mix templates.
Do: Get involved in preproduction, if the artist is into it - it can be the most rewarding stage of a record.
Don’t: Try and force a sound onto a band/artist. Work on the idea of a sonic together.