Hey everyone, I searched for a direct comparison between T-Racks and Ozone. The closest i came to it was remy's post saying she's used T-Racks since version 1 w/ bugs. I understand that experience, the room, ears, gear, and an awsome finished product, is what makes mastering the artform. My goal w/ this purchase is to introduce myself to mastering tools, and how to use them, as well as enhance my mixes. I think it will help me communicate more clearly with any future ME's i will have to work w/. I got a staff job at a local pro studio about 6 mo. ago. The studio owns the waves mercury bundle, which is out of my personal studios' current budget. I've been mixing on a DAW for about 4 yrs., prior to that, a tascam 4-track cassette machine for 5 yrs. I tried the Ozone demo, and i had a few hours on my buddies' T-Racks. With such little time in on both programs, i am hoping for some opinions from more experienced users. The software i purchase will be used in my personal, 2-room studio, for my demo's, and for clients who want a very basic, project studio master. I dunno if this info should be included, but i mainly run a modest (dual 1.6ghz laptop, FW1814, ART MPA, DBX 166, 414, sm57, ceiling cloud, corner resonators, mirror point abosorbers) If it's not worth investing in ozone or t-racks in the long run, i will wait until my budget can afford a higher end software suite. I don't intend on being a ME so i will leave my mixes up to 'em. Just looking for the smartest 'first step' into ME tools. Want something that'll be usefull for a few years, at least. Any reccomendations for other software i'll certainly give fair try. It has to be native, as i own just a laptop. Mastering hardware is out of my budget for quite a while, although it'd be fun to demo them at the store or wherever. Thanks!