Preferences for MIDI I/O not saved in version 3.6.2....

• Mar 3, 2021 - 16:56

I cannot get my MIDI keyboard to talk to Musescore 3.6.2. The same keyboard and MIDI interface work with other programs, I get playback of notes already in my score, and notes will sound if I click on them. But notes played on the keyboard do not sound. I have repeatedly set and re-set the MIDI In and Out under preferences. Often when I return to Preferences, the selections under the MIDI I/O drop boxes have been cleared by the program, and are then blank. Confusingly, sometimes they remain. Some days after fooling around a bit, the keyboard mysteriously starts working. Today nothing works.

Does anybody understand how MS3 deals with MIDI? Does it need a virtual port?


What OS are you on? Generally, connecting and turning on your device before starting MuseScore is a good idea. Or, if making changes later, not only changing the settings in the dialog, but then also hitting the "Restart Audio and MIDI Devices" button.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks for your response. I am using Win 10. I do start the keyboard before starting Musescore. I have also been hitting Apply, and Re-start devices. Other programs that I use seem to make the connections with the same MIDI keyboard without any issues; and some days Musescore does too.
I make selections under In and Out, hit Apply, and Restart devices and then OK. When I re-open Preferences, the selection boxes are blank. Do you know why Musescore would clear these boxes? Is it because the program cannot find the In/Out devices?

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