hey there all you recorder guy's and gal's! I am very new here(green)but it already feels like home.My first taste of RO was 'overhead phase'and recorder man's micing method.Now thats what I call a welcome wagon!All your dirty talk really gets me going. Anyway....I was just curious to here about some of the people who really motivated you to get into this business.Producers?Engineers?Artists?Family?(forgive my ignorance to any past threads in which are similar) One of my #1's is Andy wallace.Most of the bands he has worked with I for one really like.Slayer,Sevendust,Blind Melon,Limp Bizkut,Jeff Buckley,System of a Down......so diverse and add the fact that my #2 man is in there(Rick Rubin) on some of those projects makes this fruit taste so much sweeter. He is not only a great producer(Jeff buckley,Blind melon, etc.)....but he is also a world class mixer(Limp,Slayer,SSOAD,etc.).His production are deep, well arranged and cohesive while his mixes are smooth full and articulate.His look is that of a professer.Calm composed....intelligent looking.However if you have seen the 'letters from a porcupine' video (Blind melon) you would also know that he looks equally intelligent in a gimp mask being led around on a leash by his engineer. Now that is worth living up to. Of course there are others but I thought this was worth mentioning first. "quotes are for quoters"