Sound jumps and skips
I upgraded to a SSD and solved most of my audio problems. Except that today they've been crazy bad and I've been hunting down the problem.
The problem is me having more than one copy of MuseScore open. Not intentionally. Stuff just happens that way.
The extra open copies don't show in the system try. They ghost behind the MuseScore icon alone. It was really quite by accident that I hovered over the icon and saw four copies open.
After a maddening afternoon, I've got my sound back and am back on track! Hope this helps someone. <3