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Export quality not matching what I hear

Hi everyone, I noticed that when I export a song (stereo mixdown) in 16 or 32 bit, it does not sound the same as if I listen to it by playing it in the caustic app. In caustic it sounds great, bright and rich. Upon export it is not as crisp, not as dynamic, and much of the overall sound seems to be poorly rendered. Has anyone else noticed this? Is exporting it a different way any better? Or do I have to press play and record the output directly without caustic rendering the wave file?

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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How are you listening to the

How are you listening to the WAV file that has been exported?

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I am listening to caustic and

I am listening to caustic and the exported file on the same headphones for both.

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I just wondered if you were

I just wondered if you were listening to the exported WAV file through a particular app directly or listening to it streaming from Soundcloud or some other service.  I've never experienced what you describe. I'm not sure it can be mathematically possible for the exported file to be that different.  I certainly have heard a lot of improvement after running a Caustic-produced track through Caustic Mastering, though.  If you aren't happy with the Caustic export, try running it through Mastering.

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How are your listening

How are your listening volumes?
Even very minor differences in volume will affect percieved sound quality.

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Volume is the same. If I get

Volume is the same. If I get some free time soon, I will upload a song file and you can try it.

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Sound quality from app much clearer than export renderings

Dude, I have experienced the exact same thing. I was thinking that I wasn't mastering my tracks well enough, and I went meticulously back through them to make them sound as good as possible, but it was still sub-standard to what I was hearing on caustic during track playback. Then I got an Alcatel Joy Tab 2 which was a little newer than the phone I was using, and I noticed the rendering quality was considerably better, though not quite as clear as playing back from the app. I pretty much came to the conclusion that it has to do with the quality of the phones hardware.

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thought..

what kind of phone do you have? i know some samsung phones have native 48k bitrate. my s9 does. caustic exports to 44.1 so thats just a guess. this is going to sound stupid, but did you try 24 bit just for shits and giggles

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That is interesting

That is interesting information! Interesting theory as to why as well. Well done.

I was using a Samsung galaxy j2017 or a Samsung s10. I usually use the s10 for caustic, but its totally possible that I also used the other one at that time. So it was one of those 2.