Crackling noises and horrible playback in MuseScore 4

• Aug 13, 2022 - 03:41

I'm very excited for MuseScore 4 and downloaded the alpha 2, but when I play a score, there's horrible amounts of crackle, the pedal playback sometimes fails, and it's just quite janky right now. The soundfont isn't even the MuseScore default, right now it's "MS Basic". I've tried playback on MS3 and it worked splendidly, not a single crackle. I hope someone can help me.

My specs are:

Windows 11 64-bit
Intel Core i3 11th Gen CPU

Thanks a lot!


MS Basic is the new name for the default soundfont; but it's the same thing pretty much as what used to be called MuseScore General.

Unfortunately, the crackling and other sounds seem very system dependent, just as they were in previous versions. I have one system where I hear similar issues with MU4; the others seem to work fine. On another system, MU4 plays fine but Mu3 struggles. So far I haven't been able to pin down exactly why. But enough others have reported this as well that hopefully someone will eventually be able to get to the bottom of it.

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