Turn OFF Audio Engine
I mainly use MuseScore as a MIDI device; individual instruments are routed to separate MIDI channels received by Ableton Live or Bitwig Studio so i can write as i'm hearing the VST's i'll end up using anyway.
This is great, and works as expected save for one thing:
The sound fonts of MuseScore are still playing in the background, and the CPU consumption almost doubles what it would be using only the sound of the VST's!
This is NOT an issue of VOLUME (i already turned down each individual instrument gain AND the Master Gain in the Mixer); instead, it's an issue of CPU exhaustion.
So: is there a way to TURN OFF the audio engine?
Or, maybe, set an instrument with NO SOUND FONT, so it only generates MIDI output to be routed elsewhere?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer advice on this!