Enabling Note Track playback on Mac
What is needed
Basically you need to provide two things on your Mac:
- a software MIDI synthesizer, a synthesizer is the thing that actually makes sound from the MIDI instructions
- install and set up an IAC driver and make the software synthesizer listen to it
As described above, a synthesizer is the thing that actually makes the sounds for you.
For Macs, typically the easiest solution is SimpleSynth. You can download and install this program and keep it running in the background at all times. This will give you a basic set of standard MIDI sounds for Audacity to work with.
You can download SimpleSynth for free from this external website.
Once you have installed SimpleSynth launch it and keep it running in the background.
Ready for use
This should leave you ready to relaunch Audacity, import a MIDI file and play it.