Definitely, if you have a Spirio R, you can make as fine a recording on your Spirio R as if you go to another location to record. If you want to record on a Steinway D Spirio R, then you probably need to go to a studio, since those are much less common in a home. When I tried out a Steinway Spirio R at my local dealer, the recording process was very straight forward. Just push the start and play and then push the stop. However, if you wanted to edit the performance, you needed to go into the software and correct a missed note, or change the tempo slightly, or change the dynamics. Not easily intuitive, at least for a novice in the use of the software like me. So my guess is that Steinway wants to release note perfect performances for their catalogue of Spirio performances. So when an artist goes to a recording location, I would surmise that Steinway has a person there who can help the artist edit the performance - someone not available at the artist's home, even if they have Model D Spirio R. I went through their catalogue and most of the performers were not well known artists, although there were some pieces by Yuja Wang (shorter pieces - not the Hammerklavier - at least not a year plus ago). So I would guess it is very unlikely that these artists could afford a Spirio R in their homes or apartments. Also some of the Spirio performances are also captured on video, so those would have to be in a studio (the sound still comes from the Spirio playback).