I just acquired this software you see, and I've been working on a multi-track project all day. Every file other than the instrumental I'm using, are vocals, and they all have effects on them. Here is my problem, whenever I export my song, it messes up my effects, and downgrades the quality of my vocals! Even in wav format! I am beyond frustrated at this point, and can't seem to find the answer to my problem anywhere!
I'm saying that my mixdown sounds great, but then when I export the multi-track file, it sounds super compressed and choppy. I don't understand how this can be happening, I've tried exporting it in in every file format available, and this keeps happening.
I assume that you are playing the exported file through something other than audition.
I would load the exported file into audition and have a listen to it.
Does it sound different to what you expected or does it sound the same as your mix in Audition?
It sounds good if I put it back in to audition. That's strange, whenever I listen to it in wmp (windows media player) it sounds like total trash! How could that be? I don't have any sort of special enhancements, and that never happened when I used to mix down my stuff in reaper.
At least we are narrowing down the problem.
What sort of sound card are you using?
Is Audition going out the same outputs on your sound card as Winamp?
Do you have multiple soundcards eg an onboard one which has some fx on it, etc?
I have no idea about that. I'm pretty sure my computer is using a basic type of sound card, if any. Though I think it's a realtek hd card. It's not tailored for making music or anything. I also tried listening to the track in quicktime player, and it sounded good in there as well. You seem pretty informed on the subject, do you have any idea what could be causing this? Because I'm listening to all of this on my headphones, not changing devices or anything.
From what you are saying we have established that you have one onboard Realtek soundcard and that your mix sounds good/as expected through both Audition and Quicktime but not Winamp
Logic tells me that the problem is with Winamp - probably some sort of fx or setting that you are unaware of
What format are you saving your final file? If it's a WAV, you may need to be certain to convert it to 16-bit. By default, Audition keeps files as 32-bit which preserves quality through edits and saves, but which is not necessarily compatible with some players. From the editor, click Edit > Convert Sample Type and change the Bit Depth to 16. Save as a new file and see if you have better luck in Winamp.
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