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Old 2013-01-31, 20:24
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Fidelity loss when exporting to wav

Hi, apologies if this has been posted elsewhere before but my problem is this:

When I'm working in Reason the tune sounds really dynamic, sparkling and wide - then when I export to wav and listen back to it sounds a bit naff....lifeless like the top end's been taken off a bit and not very wide......does anyone else have this problem. I've tried a few different export settings but with the same results.
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Old 2013-01-31, 20:33
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Try importing the wav into Reason and listen there.
Sounds different?
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Old 2013-01-31, 21:08
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Try importing the wav into Reason and listen there.
Sounds different?
Just gave that a whirl, when I import it into Reason it sounds the same as when I listen to it in Windows Media Player (in answer to your question n0ahg) which is not quite the same as it did in the project file. So it's not the method of playback, it's definitely something getting lost on export. It's most obvious on the high -hats, they don't come out as sharp at the top end if ya gets me
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Old 2013-02-01, 03:49
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Are you exporting at 16 or 24 bit
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Old 2013-02-01, 10:47
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it's definitely something getting lost on export. It's most obvious on the high -hats, they don't come out as sharp at the top end if ya gets me
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Are you exporting at 16 or 24 bit
...and what's the sample rate you're using on your audio interface?

If your interface is set to 48K 24bit, 96K 24bit/32bit, etc.. (i.e. anything higher than the export) and you export the song to 44.1K/16bit (i.e. anything lower than what you get out of the audio interface when playing the Reason file), you're expected to "loose something" in the process.

You know this, right? (just checking)
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Old 2013-02-01, 12:04
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Old 2013-02-01, 12:13
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...and what's the sample rate you're using on your audio interface?

If your interface is set to 48K 24bit, 96K 24bit/32bit, etc.. (i.e. anything higher than the export) and you export the song to 44.1K/16bit (i.e. anything lower than what you get out of the audio interface when playing the Reason file), you're expected to "loose something" in the process.

You know this, right? (just checking)
I'll check to see what the interface is set to later but I always export at the highest resolution I can. I'm listening to the wav using Windows Media Player so not burning to CD (which would be optimal at 44.1k/16bit) so had no problem with exporting at the highest setting.
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Old 2013-01-31, 20:43
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What are you using to play the exported wav?
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Old 2013-02-06, 00:47
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Ok way too many replies to read.

Just turn off dithering and it's fixed.

OK read through a few other replies. Yeah, exporting in the same settings as your audio driver could work as well.

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