This is a rare software related post.  Here’s two bounces of the same exact song.  These are the same exact everything audio wise.  The same exact ( minimal ) plugins, the same volumes, and mix positions.  The only digital difference is one was exported via the ‘bounce to disk’ feature in Pro Tools 9.  the other was bussed to another track within Pro Tools and then exported via the ‘export audio file’ feature.

All i can say is WOW!  The two files should sound identical but they do not in any way.

The bounce to disk file sounds trashed in comparison.  Mono, Muddled and Fudge-y.  Not crystal clear like the other one.

Here you go:


Internal Bounce:


Bounce To Disk:



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