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Why does my mixdown sound fine when re-imported but absolutely different when opened with EVERY other audio program?

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asked Apr 2 in Studio One 4 by nicholasangus (130 points)
A lot of people have this issue. I've used a lot of different DAWs and never encountered this problem before, ever! The mix in S1 sounds good, the kick knocks, the samples are in the position I want them to be, everything is clear. Nothing is on the master bus and I'm only using stock FX with S1 prime. When I import the mixdown back into S1, sounds the same as the mix. No issues....

However, if I play the mixdown on WMP, VLC, iTunes. put into Audacity, Sound Forge, or ANY other program, the mixdown sounds like someone has over-compressed it and the positioning of the instruments (stereo image) changes A LOT. The mix lacks clarity, feels like someone has sucked out 475hz with a WIDE Q, and the kick sounds fluffy. Again, never had this issue on any other DAW, and I'm not the only one.

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answered Aug 15 by joestallings1 (140 points)
I am struggling mightily with this as well. I'm coming over from Logic Pro, and have never seen anything like this.