when I'm mixing and doing a playback thru either th eRokits or the RCF my mix sounds very bright and in your face (good)
when I render to a wav file they always sound muffled and kind of dead.
here are my settings in Reaper anything jumping out at ya that's a "no no"?
the global EQ on my Axe is pretty flat so it's not that my tracks in sound really good while I'm doing playbacks.
I'm getting a little frustrated here
So just to clarify - when you play back the mix, it sounds great (in Reaper), but when you bounce it down to a WAV it sounds lousy played outside of Reaper?
What are you playing the WAV back in? Could it be something like iTunes, or a Media player, that has an EQ setting defined?
Edit: Try opening the rendered file in VLC:
And make sure that the EQ is off.