no sound with musescore

• May 18, 2021 - 20:52

Hello. I have been teaching with musescore this year and it has been great. It is easy for my music students to input notation, and we're able to get to the work of writing music rather than learning a deep program. Most every day, I would open my laptop to review my students' work and display it back to them. Then one day a couple of weeks ago, I had no sound. No playability, and when I looked in the i/o tab, there was nothing listed - as if it couldn't find any audio on my computer. It doesn't see internal drivers, and if I hook up my apogee duet, it doesn't see that either - and before, it worked with all of that fine. I had made no changes to my system.
I have a macbook pro 16 in 2019 version 10.15.7
I am a composer and teacher who uses music software every day - Cubase, Reason, Ableton, Finale.
The inability for Musescore to find any audio driver is really odd to me compared to my use of those other programs.
I have looked at your faqs and looked at forums, where by the way, I find many others who seem to have this problem.
When I received my statement this morning saying that my subscription was renewed, I thought I had better write and get this problem solved before the next school year, or I will just have to cancel. I hope you can help me.
Thank you,
Gregory Haggard

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In reply to by gregoryhaggard

Shortly before there was another support request from an user with Windows. For this user it seems to work by reinstalling the the audio driver (
But maybe it doesn't work for Mac too because of the architecture from the different operating system.
I would also check, if there's another sound application, it blocks the playback of the sound amd if it's necessary to "kill" it before.
Another thought it's worth to investigate, which speakers you're using (the internal or external speakers)
But as I mentioned in the linked thread, I'm still a Linux user ;-).

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