Installing in Linux and Playback
I hope that this is the right forum for posting this...
My name is Etienne Snyman, and I was very glad to find Muse Score which is an excellent replacement to Sibelius which is too expensive for me to use. However, I had no end of problems trying to hear my playback and save files on my Ubuntu (not Ubuntu-Studio) system. I have always been wary of Timidity and, since getting a new PC, have not installed it. I have attempted to use Qsynth, but to no real effect.
Just recently, I managed to set up the JACK Audio Connection Kit (package: "qjackctl") and have since not had any problems playing music back that I have written in Muse Score.
In the MScore Manual, however, I did not find easy-to-follow instructions to get MIDI sound working. I have since put together some step-by-step instructions for the technologically challenged such as myself, and posted it on my own site's forum (http://www.micmusic.co.za/forums/music/writing_sheet_music/sheet_music_…).
Would it be possible to add such simple instructions for people like me who are used to Windows and related programs? In the past, I did email someone on the MScore team regarding my interest in helping write a manual, but I think I deleted those emails by mistake before I got round to getting stuck in...