I just finished mixing a song in Mixcraft 8 and i happy with the over all mix, but still a long way to go. But when i saved it as mp3 and WAV, and played it on VLC media player / Groove music player, it sounds completely different, the highs / mids seem out of place. How do i get a true sounding master copy as i had mixed in the software.
If the mixed-down sound sounds normal when you load it back into Mixcraft, then it's probably the Windows audio enhancements thing, or some other playback issue.
If the mixed-down sound sounds wrong when you load it into Mixcraft and play it, then try this;
Mix down to a wav file that has the same sample rate as the one you're using in Sound Device preferences. For example, if you're using a sample rate of 48000 Hz in Mixcraft's sound device preferences, mix down to a wav file with a sample rate of 48000 Hz. To change the sample rate of your mixed down files, click Edit Details / Specifiy Settings when you go to mix down.
Why is this happening? Because some plugins don't work properly if the sample rate changes upon mix down.