Hello y'all, I am currently preparing to record/produce an album for my friend. We begin in February so I have about three weeks to get ready. I currently use a Mackie onyx 1620>firewire>PC W' AMD3200, 2 gigs ram. I have been using the traction 2 software that came with my soundcard for the last year, and so far it seems to work great. Of course I have not been doing any projects as professional as this upcoming one so I'm wondering if Traction 2 is at the same level as say Protools or Cubase. I know that people(including the guy I'll be recording) think that unless its recorded with protools than it is an inferior recording. I know it all comes down to what it sounds like in the end, but am I at any disadvantage using traction 2 or should I make the switch? If so what should I switch to? And also would 3 weeks be enough time to learn a new program if I am already farily familiar with Traction 2. I won't be mastering this recording, only doing recording and mixing. One more thing, we may send unfinished song files to another guy who may add additonal tracks of lead guitar or whatever. He runs a cheap version of protools, I'll assume that my .wav files recorded using traction 2 .wav files will work fine for him? Any insight into my situation would be much appreciated. Thanks!