I am getting really good quality sound when listening live to the Cubase track, but when I export the stereo mixdown, either to WAV or MP3, it seems to lose “sparkle”. Hard to describe but it just generally loses a bit of volume and dynamics.
It’s disappointing because when I play back through Cubase the quality is now very good but when I export out, the final result is not what I’m hoping for. I am using same computer, same audio interface, same headphones, all that is changing is that I’m playing the exported audio file rather than listening live in Cubase.
I’m exporting at full quality settings and just don’t understand why even basic things, like the volume, would alter? Must be missing something simple…!