i'm new here and thinking about trying to author something. long road ahead...
i was curious as a play these custom songs as i can't recall how harmonix did things.
i turn off drum fills so i just get the overdrive note when half full of power etc. i can't remember where harmonix put them but i see a lot of custom authors are putting them as extra green cymbal hits beside green cymbal that's a part of the song. naturally i would be like why not just make it part of the songs green cymbal in parts it's used. to me why not but that forces people to activate it. also trying to activate some of these just feels unnatural to the song and obviously wrong. i'd probably put it in a break somewhere. i find trying to activate them sometimes and missing kills my multiplier...
i'm not sure really why you wouldn't want to activate it other than the fact it lets you activate half a bar of power instead of a full. kind of dumb but anyway. maybe you want to fill the whole thing who knows
so i suppose i should look at the authoring rules like flams red and yellow etc. are there rules on how to do the od activation or can i force it into the song notes?
sorry didn't know if this should go in the authoring section forum