I am very new to Cubase. Although I am not having any problems learning to use it thus far, I have run into a major issue: everything sounds different inside vs. outside of Cubase.
At first I thought the problem was my export settings. Then I decided to import a professionally created song and had the same issue! I noticed that the song sounded different when played inside Cubase as an audio file vs outside of Cubase in windows media player.
The difference is that outside of Cubase the audio sounds muffled and broad, like it is underwater and has extra reverb. The same audio inside Cubase sounds sharper and crisper. This is very annoying and seems to defeat the point of mixing and mastering a song inside Cubase when it will end up sounding so much different once exported.
What can I change to make the sound in Cubase match the sound outside of Cubase? I’m sure they’re many possible reasons for this issue to occur, so where do I start?
(Using Cubase 7.5, Windows 8 64-bit)
Sound Card: None (under my “sound, video and game controllers” it lists NVIDIA High Definition Audio and Realtek High Definition Audio) (my computer also has: SonicMaster 8-channel CODEC)
Thanks for any input you might have!