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Why do I lose clarity and substance when creating a digital release?

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asked May 13, 2016 in Studio One 3 by darrellblakeney (200 points)
Hello everyone, first time "asker" here. I'll make it short and attempt to provide you with everything you need to answer.

I am using SO3 and have my tracks mastered and sounding great. When I take my computer to any stereo the mix and the audio are perfect, but once I create a digital release the music is much less than exciting - actually sounds really bad (meaning it lacks depth, clarity, fullness, etc..). I have left the factory settings alone for the release and tried to play with them a little, but still cant get the tracks to sound right on Sound Cloud.

I use an Apple MacBook Pro with the most recent OS update.

Thanks for your help, I am really excited to get the music out to people.

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answered Apr 25, 2017 by Jamesrhone1 (199,710 points)
 
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This could be due to the format that is used and whether or not Sound Cloud has its own converters.

Here is an article that discusses how to achieve the best sound quality on Sound Cloud: https://www.justmastering.com/article-mixingformp3.php
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