I’m trying to get a set of audio files with one note each, 12 files, with the first player labeled 1 (this being a being the C natural, played by a flute), and player 12 being B natural. I am struggling to control the “player” number, as Dorico seems to insist the first player doesn’t have a number, and the SECOND player gets the number 1 (finishing at 11). Note that in this case I’m not too interested in the INSTRUMENT numbering, just the PLAYER numbering. This is because Dorico uses the player name/number as part of the audio export file name, and I need a match between note pitch and file name.
Dorico automatically seems to assign the number 1 to the SECOND player, and then on to player 11. The first player doesn’t get a number. If add a player (duplicate player) at the bottom and move that player to the front, then move all the notes one stave, then delete the now empty first stave (which didn’t have a number originally) it all looks OK, with a player 1 playing a C natural, etc. But if I close the file and re-open, Dorico has re-set the numbers with again the first player not having a number at all, and everything being out by one number.
Am I right that I can not control this behaviour?
The cheat-fix I have is to use a “dummy stave”, and then delete that file in the end, but if there’s a more elegant way to control this numbering, it would be good to know.
DeleteMe.zip (353 KB)