Export Audio With Count-In

Version 01.91.00
Added 02 Mar 2012 (last updated 28 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Creates a copy of the current score, adding a specified number of "count-in" bars to the start of the score (allowing for pickup bars). This score can be used for producing audio files with a count-in.

You can have the plugin create the copy, export the result as audio, and delete the score copy, or you can create the score copy, and then export it as a separate step.

The plugin can add count-in notes to one staff only, or add them to all staves. The latter is useful if you want to take the resulting score and run Rehearsal Recordings or Export Each Staff As Audio and have count-ins for each part.

Updated 5 March 2012 to clarify some of the dialog text. Thanks, ME!

Updated 8 March 2012 for more tidying.

Updated 13 march 2012 changed to export all staves regardless of the original selection.

Updated 19 January 2014 to fix bug in handling file names with embedded periods.

Updated 21 January 2014 to add small bug fixes.

Updated 26 March 2014 to fix problems with shared dynamics in grand staff keyboard instruments.

Updated 21 April 2015 to fix problem with the wrong countin pitch in some situations

Updated 30 March 2016. Plugin now starts and stops playback before exporting a score, which should force the sounds to be loaded before exporting. Thanks to Kenneth Gaw for the idea.

Updated 27 February 2018. For exported scores, the countin bar numbers are adjusted so the first real bar retains its bar number. There is also an option to call the plugin Add Simple Click Track if it is installed.

Updated 28 May 2018 to deal with 2018.4 and moving system data.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.