Playback / mixer for MuseScore 4

• Mar 11, 2023 - 19:56

I would just like to report several rather serious bugs with playback:

  1. Playback will work well, then, for no reason it begins to stutter and play with much lag.
    Workaround: Reboot the computer and go back to my score, playback is OK. Obviously not a satisfactory workaround. I have seen other forum posts about computer specs, buffer size, etc. but I do not intend to go down those rabbit holes. This is clearly a bug, i.e, works then stops working for no reason and with no indication (e.g., no message).

  2. I made an edit in the middle of a measure, changing two notes to rests. I began playback again starting at the previous measure. Result: MS played back up to the where the notes were (now rests), but would not play the remainder of the measure I edited.

  3. Sometimes some instruments just do not play. Stop, hit play again, and all is well.

  4. I installed some "Muse Sounds" instruments using the Muse Hub. That was a buggy and confusing experience indeed. Using the new sounds even buggier (stuttering playback, sometimes no playback at all, etc.). Great potential, but they simply do not work.

Bottom line: I hate to be a complainer and I truly appreciate the effort of everyone who develops and support MS. But MS4 is not ready and so, like others on this forum, I will probably go back to MS3.


Sorry to hear you are having problems! Most issues with stuttering playback are due to conflicts with audio drivers, so see if you can find the settings for your audio device and change the sample rate to 48 kHz or less.

Regarding any other issues, we'd like to help investigate, so please attach your score and give precise steps to reproduce the ptoblem.

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