So, I’ve been working with Wavelab since V3. I was on V7 for quite awhile and am now on 8.5.30 build 871. Windows 7 64 bit machine.
I’ve run into an issue that I can’t figure out or understand.
When I render a WAV file, it is slightly different than what I am hearing while working on it. It’s slightly distorted and has a slightly different sonic signature when comparing it to the real-time chain I am running it through which is 100% ITB. I’ve tried rendering at different bit rates, both with and without dither but each time, the rendered file is the same exact slightly degraded version of what I am hearing right before I render.
I’m monitoring both versions from the same exact outputs so all variables are the same. I “Bypass the master section on the resulting audio file” so that I can quickly switch back and forth to hear the difference.
Although it’s very slight, it’s enough that the rendered file is not usable. I don’t really want to have to resort to some hokey workaround and drop my levels just prior to rendering. I just want a rendered file that sounds identical to what I am hearing when I’m working on it.