Hey folks, I usually A/B with a reference track by just playing from the mastering session in Cubase and then playing the reference track in Windows Media Player at full volume. I don't know why but I decided to actually import the reference file and play it through a separate 'clean' output channel so it wouldn't be influenced by my mastering chain and the reference track sounds way quieter. Does Windows Media Player have a normalisation function on it or a volume boost becasue it's way louder then the actual raw track when played on there. I'd hate to think I've been chasing ghosts and trying to match an unnaturally loud master when a quieter one would be perfectly adequate (which suits me). Thanks!