Musescore 4 playback is literally 1 key down
I recently had to switch PCs and I just downloaded Musescore 4 here. It seems that there's something inexplicably wrong with the playback because everything sounds 1 key down (F ->E, A->G). Visually the sheet music look fine though, so Im really not sure what's happened
Update: Just restarted it and it seems to be normal now; hopefully not a recurring problem!
Be aware of the difference between concert and transposed pitch:
In reply to Be aware of the difference… by Jm6stringer
Im not quite sure it had anything to do with that. The only things I had done was download Musescore4, go through the quick intro, then open up a file and hit space to play it; no editing the score all
In reply to Im not quite sure it had… by Snowpaw1611
No editing required. You may have merely opened a score for a transposing instrument...
As you wrote:
It seems that there's something inexplicably wrong with the playback because everything sounds 1 key down.
Okay, so for example using A->G as "1 key down", if you open this file:
you will notice that the upper staff - a simple major scale written in the key of A - sounds as if it is the G major scale (compare to the piano scale). As you wrote: "1 key down". So, the clarinet player "reads" A major, yet the instrument "sounds" as G major.
That's because the clarinet is a transposing instrument. The file you opened may have had a transposing instrument in it. That's what I meant to be aware of if something sounds "1 key down".
In my attachment, if you press the 'Concert pitch' button (located at the bottom right of the MuseScore screen) you will see the "actual sounding" pitches notated.
I'm having the same issue as the OP (snowpaw1611). I'll be working on a score, and at some point I go to play it back and it's down a whole step when I play it back. If I close Musescore and open it back up, it goes back to playing at the correct pitch. Has anyone else found the cause of this issue?
In reply to I'm having the same issue as… by gmanmusico
Could be a mismatch in your system sample rate, 44.1 vs 48 kHz. See if you can change that in the audio settings for your computer.