MS 3.3.2 Sound issues
I noticed some issues with sound with the newest version of MuseScore. (3.3.2) When the program first loaded there were two loud pops of static, followed (sometimes) 30 or so seconds later by a thunderous burst (burp?) of static. If the burp occurred, then playback was possible. If the burp did not occur, the program remained silent. Closing the program created a few bursts of static.
I reproduced this problem about a half-dozen times before reverting to factory settings. This remedied the static and playback problems. (I had gotten out of the habit of saving synthesizer settings to my scores, as I've been using essentially the same settings for an on-going project. Revert to factory settings cleared my default. That's an error on my part, but won't take long to find the sound I like.)
Windows 10 64-bit. My system installed a couple of 1903 updates this morning.
I have not noticed this issue with my 32-bit system, but as it's currently in the middle of its own updates, I will wait to test it.
[EDIT] I can confirm that this does not occur on my 32-bit system. Whatever the cause was on my 64-bit system, revert to factory settings seems to have fixed it.