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duritzfan13 2013-06-19 18:01

Export Quality in Reason 6
 
What's up with the Reason 6 export quality? I just want to export as an audio file into iTunes but the sound quality is significantly worse! My mix sounds great within the reason interface but when I go to export and I open it up in another media player, it sounds bassy, muffled, and basically ruined. Dynamics are lost and it sounds flat. Anybody know how to fix this?? I want it sounding as good as it did in Reason when I export it.

Thanks!

LudvigC 2013-06-19 18:05

Make sure you're exporting to the same sample rate you're using for playback in Reason.

/ LudvigC

duritzfan13 2013-06-19 18:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by LudvigC (Post 1341054)
Make sure you're exporting to the same sample rate you're using for playback in Reason.

/ LudvigC

Thanks. I have been doing that.. I just don't know what else it could be!

tyerac 2013-06-19 18:30

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Originally Posted by duritzfan13 (Post 1341058)
Thanks. I have been doing that.. I just don't know what else it could be!

Try exporting into another program like Audacity and listen back. if its still sounding different from the Reason render make sure your export settings are not bypassing the mixer or effects etc. Sometimes depending on how you are bouncing out you might bypass the mixer settings and effects. Also, iTunes has its own eq so make sure thats not set to one of the preset's which could change the sound.

duritzfan13 2013-06-19 18:36

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Originally Posted by tyerac (Post 1341073)
Try exporting into another program like Audacity and listen back. if its still sounding different from the Reason render make sure your export settings are not bypassing the mixer or effects etc. Sometimes depending on how you are bouncing out you might bypass the mixer settings and effects. Also, iTunes has its own eq so make sure thats not set to one of the preset's which could change the sound.

Funny you posted that, I actually just listened to it in Audacity and it sounded fine! Just checked the iTunes EQ and indeed it was set to "bass booster." Thanks!

tyerac 2013-06-19 18:37

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Originally Posted by duritzfan13 (Post 1341077)
Funny you posted that, I actually just listened to it in Audacity and it sounded fine! Just checked the iTunes EQ and indeed it was set to "bass booster." Thanks!

Ha! Awesome. Glad you figured it out

JesseRyckman 2013-06-19 21:05

Good to see another issue solved. I was about to chime in with my own take, and I figured I will anyway, for posterity.

I use ASIO4ALL to input my playing with low latency, but I have to be careful not to go ahead and begin mixing until I've switched my audio driver to MME or DX - otherwise my mix will exhibit all the same problems you described when I go to export it.

On my set-up, this detail is absolutely crucial to properly using Reason, but I've never seen it mentioned here on the forums or in the manual. Hence, I mention it every chance I get ;)

littlejam 2013-06-20 00:35

hello, @ JesseRyckman:

i would appreciate it if you could explain in more detail here about the asio4all
inputting/playing and then turning it off to mix/master: i haven't heard of it
and use asio4all a lot

thanks a lot, j

JesseRyckman 2013-06-20 02:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlejam (Post 1341438)
hello, @ JesseRyckman:

i would appreciate it if you could explain in more detail here about the asio4all
inputting/playing and then turning it off to mix/master: i haven't heard of it
and use asio4all a lot

thanks a lot, j


I guess I pretty well said it all in my first post. It may not work the same way on your computer, but if you export a song you mixed in ASIO4ALL, it will sound different when played back with your computer's regular audio drivers. That could be due to my audio drivers adding some unwanted processing to the sound, but I've never found any special EQs or hidden parameters that would do this.

I would describe the difference in sound thusly: the ASIO version would have more air and space, and the exported version would be denser and bassier.


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