Small update on my thinking:
I did a few tests, because something inside me was nagging, that i was looking at the problem the wrong way:
Locking pitch is one thing: but, if I could tell renoise, to stop transposing on a per track basis.. it will be more neat.
above the notelane/track you see the word play in yellow, the one that also acts as a "mute" button.. next to it is room for a small toggle Transpose/no transpose.
if set to transpose, it should follow the rules of the global phrase-transpose options.. if set to non-transpose.. the notes should stay as is, resulting in playback as is, no matter what note actually triggered the phrase..
Yes, locking the pitch of a sample, will result in simular results..but the downside of that is:
if i set the pitch of a sample, i cant play little variations with it. which some folks use to when creating hihat'lines.. or prevent me from using a sample as both kick and toms.
So I made a new pattern.. a much smaller, and lot more clear renoisefile.
within this renoise file there is
1 !! track to play the instrument in.. (thats all i needed..)
within that track i use 2 notelanes.. 1 for the melody.. and 1 to trigger the lfo's within my instrument.
Within the instruments, there are multiple keyzones assigned to multiple samples. so i could play drums, play bass, play piano hits, play leadsynth and play organpads..
made my phrase.. and assigned it to C01..
Copied the phrase and assigned it to a following note until
C01 to C02 had a phrase assigned.. (that was allot of coping, which my suggested method will prevent if wanted)
within each of those phrases I manually transposed each notelane i thought needed transposing. (no fun work either)
I gave each sample within my instrument its own fx-channels, so i could add a gloriously complicated fx+lfo-automation system.. (one of the reasons i love renoise.. its the cheap-asses version of a eurocrack synth)..
and triggered my instrument.. tadaa.. bobs your uncle..
The big problem of programing what i want by hand, instead of asking for a "non-transposable notelane" option..
for this example, i needed 12 phrases, to get me 1 octave of playabillity.. in real life situations, i would uses bigger octave spans..
And well.. when I started, i did not know what everything was going to sound like.. stuff got added later.. for example adding the lead-synth (i did last)
I had to add .. an extra notelane to every phrase.. copy the pattern.. manually change pitch, change notelane-name, check for errors .. and that 12 times..
for 3 octaves, that would have been 36 times!
to be honest, i also wanted to tinker with the leadsynth melody a bit.. but again.. that would just be allot of work..
if it could all be handled within 1 phrase.. it would be so much less "administration" and so much more "yeah tinker on buddy"...
I tried to give everything in the renoise-file easy to follow names.. and i did specify which tracks i would have set as "transposable" or "non-transposable"..
I hope this makes clear what i am sugesting..
btw, for those who love interesting automation-idea's .. or dont have a clue how to misstreat lfo's as automationtools.... have a fun day looking at my pattern..
and yes, i put snippet online, if your just curious how my suggestion sounds, if applied: https://clyp.it/fxfihkg3