I'm having problems with Syntorial's audio on Windows (glitchy, crackling, silent, etc). How do I fix it?

Written By Joe Hanley (Super Administrator)

Updated at April 19th, 2024

First, try the following:

  1. In Syntorial, go into the Options menu, and select MIDI And Audio Preferences.
  2. Under "Audio Device Type" select "Windows Audio".
  3. Close Preferences.

If that doesn't work (or Windows Audio was already selected):

  1. Right-click the sound icon in the Windows system tray
  2. In "Spatial Sound" select "Windows Sonic for Headphones"
  3. Restart your computer.

If that doesn't work, run the Windows Playing Audio troubleshooter:

  1. Go into Windows Settings
  2. Navigate to the Troubleshooters
    • Windows 10: Select Update & Security -> Troubleshoot -> Additional Troubleshooters
    • Windows 11: Select System -> Troubleshoot -> Other Troubleshooters
  3. Run the "Playing Audio" troubleshooter

If you continue to experience audio issues after attempting the above solutions, please contact us by submitting a request at the top of this page.