Ableton rendering issue

Hi people,

lately i notice that live is not handling high frequencies correctly. Mainly the hihats sound very compressed or something. I tried rendering with lower volumes and it seems to help a little bit…

After first render (with blank master channel) i attempt to master it and all sounds fine in playback, after rendering the master output it messes up the high frequencies again.

Does anybody, first of all understand what i mean, and secondly perhaps encountered similar issues?

Some tips perhaps?

thanks in advance guys!

Maybe you have normalize on? I haven’t ever encountered this problem

normalize is off…