I'm working on a current song which I posted an example of a while back when asking about why low frequency sawtooth oscillators change the sound. Since then I changed the base of the synth from NI Massive to Ableton's built in Operator synth.
My problem is that when I export the song, the main synth sounds totally different from the way it sounds when I'm working on it in Ableton. The highest possible sample-rate setting I can use is 96000 when in Ableton, so when I export it at that rate it sounds exactly the same. I would just keep it that way if every other synth in the song didn't sound better.
Here is the way it sounds when I play it in Ableton with the main synth exactly how I like it
Here it is with the sample rate raised to maximum
I like the way it sounds much better in the first one. To me, the higher sample rate one sounds lower quality and looses all the punch. The weird thing is that, I've never had this problem with any other song until I upgraded to the newest version of Ableton. This same thing happened to me with another song I'm working on and I just thought it was the synth acting quirky since I used a pretty odd oscillator.
A little more info and things I do differently then normal on this song and the one I just mentioned: The synths are on an instrument-rack which I haven't started using until recently. My other songs with similar synths were created in an older version of Ableton but edited in the new one, but exported at the exact same settings as the 2nd higher sample rate example.
What is the cause of this and can I make it sound like the first one but still have everything else be at the higher sample rate?
EDIT: So I think what it is changing is the pitch