Loud noise from synthesizer in 3.x builds on Linux

• Nov 26, 2020 - 16:51
Reported version
3.x-dev
Priority
P1 - High
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S3 - Major
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
Yes
Workaround
Yes
Project

I downloaded and launched the 3.6 Alpha this morning. When it opened I got a loud, scary-sounding, screeching noise from my speakers. Every time I launch it it does this - it's a very pinkish noise - biased to the high end. It begins as soon as the Start Center popup opens, lasts for a few seconds, then stops. But on many user interface actions I'll still get noise artefacts - pops, scratches, etc. Also, I have not been able to get it to playback any scores, even with ensuring soundfont and instruments are properly set in the synth and mixer dialogs. I've not had any audio issues in the 3.5 Appimage release. [I am on fedora Linux 32, Intel CPU and audio]

I am uncertain on if I should even report this - is there a proper way to see and report currently known issues with alpha/beta releases? Or maybe what I'm doing right now is the way?


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