I have a Zoom R16 (8 track). When I analog mix all the mics and instruments down to one mono track and record just that one track, it sounds beautiful, open, bright and present.
When I record each source on its own track, each individual track by itself sounds beautiful. But when I digitally mix all the tracks down to one mono (or two stereo) tracks using Sonic Foundry Vegas, it seems like the highs roll off and the sound gets muddy, flabby and dull.
Is it just my imagination?