Configure MuseScore and Jack for playback to a MIDI keyboard
Ever wondered how to playback your MuseScore score on your keyboard? Now you can with Jack and MuseScore 0.9.6 for Windows. In this post, you will find the instructions how to configure Jack and MuseScore. I believe MuseScore is one of the first applications to support Jack on Windows so be aware this is still experimental.
Download and install MuseScore 0.9.6
Download Jack at http://www.grame.fr/~letz/jack-1.9.5.tgz
You can use 7zip (http://7zip.org) to open tgz files on windows.
Install with the binaries in jack-1.9.5\jack-1.9.5\bin\windows
run "Jack Control"
- server path :jackd -S -R -X winmme
- Driver : portaudio
Start jack server by clicking Start in "Jack Control"
In Edit -> Preferences ->I/O.
- Uncheck Portaudio
- Check Use Jack Midi output
In Jack Control, click on "Connect"
In the "Connections" windows, click on the MIDI tab.
On the left side you should see Mscore1, this is MuseScore outputs.
On the right side you should see, your MIDI keyboard input, it's one of the playback.
Click Mscore1 and mscore-midi-1 on the right, and right click system_midi -> playback to link musescore with your keyboard
Now you can click on play in MuseScore or in Jack Control and you hear your piano playing