This makes more sense to me. Something like the live “trigger” modes in energyXT, Fl studio, and also how clip triggering in ableton works.
A simple mapping of patterns to notes, with trigger options (gate, one-shot, loop) and if you want to get fancy - trigger quantization a’la ableton (or the mode I personally would love: “play this next after current pattern ends”.).
This would be an AWSOME implementation!! I’m reluctant to switch to another program for live performances… and with instrument patterns a major drawback would be removed and I can’t think of a reason why I shouldn’t use Renoise in live situations. Pretty please, give this high priority… why do you think ableton got so big lately… there’s a demand for live laptop music.