ok gents! frustrations abound here... EP is done, and needs to go out to master tomorrow. finished the final tweaks for the last song that we ended up mixing in Pro Tools and not on the console like the others. we'll, ive pissed my Powerbook off to the point where it cant even bounce the song down without crashing. I've hit the DUC and they gave some pointers...none of which have worked. Now, I dont want to diable plugs and sacrifice sound just to get a print of the song (so i can check in the car, on the stereo, in the walkman, etc)... So I'm thinkin of picking up a Masterlink today, since I will eventually need one anyway, to run the stereo master channel from pro tools to that, then printing it there. I can play the song back in PT, just cant bounce it. too much strain on the Mac, and upgrading the Mac is not an option right now. is picking up a Masterlink a good idea? or is there a better short and long term solution? I know i could get a cheap DAT machine and bounce it to that, then run the wav back into the Mac to burn. But i also know Masterlink is one of those "must have" studio pieces. is this a good time/justification to buy? thanks people!