The conventional wisdom a year or two ago is that the exported files can not clip because of a built in master limiter. I have found that some of the newer instruments with lots of reverb can certainly clip (or distort I guess) when exported as individual tracks.
This made me wondering about the differences between rendering individual instrument tracks and rendering a full track.
Are there master bus effects or signal processing that occur with a complete track that are either not applied on individual track? Or applied differently for whatever reason. Specifically for effects like limiters, compression, normalization.
Maybe this is a dumb question, but does compression then limiting an individual instrument sound different than what that instrument would sound like with compression and limiting on the complete track?
If I were to plug all the individual tracks into a DAW with no other effects and equal levels on each track, would the recombined track sound exactly like what comes out of auxy? I’m not sure it does, but I could be doing something in my DAW that I don’t realize.
I almost wonder if the individual exported tracks are not limited.
a) Is the max dB output of the individual tracks the same as the max dB output of a complete track?
b) what is that max dB output? I guess the questions is what kind of headroom is left?
Is there any reason the music could sound better played through the Auxy app then it does when exported? Louder, clearer, crisper, etc.