This is just one of the many reasons that I have decided to leave Renoise and move to FL Studio.
I tried the demo over a month ago and bought the Signature edition in the Christmas special offer, dirt cheap for all the amazing stuff you get with it. The workflow is SO much easier than in Renoise. I can so easily double or triple up VSTs using the Layer method (http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/how-to-use-layering-to-make-your-leads-sound-huge), I can use Blue Arp so easily, I can give each Pattern Clip a name, I can SEE what notes are in each pattern clip (depending on the level of zoom I use, so I can easily shrink things down in the playlist if I have lots of tracks, or lots of pattern clips), I can use the keyboard shortcuts to really quickly select which pattern clip I want to paste in, the piano roll (I haven’t used a piano roll for over ten years probably) is incredible - everything is so easy to do, copying notes, moving blocks of notes left and right by step, moving notes up and down by note, or by octave, all easy to do by keyboard shortcuts:
Within ten minutes of using FL Studio for the first time, I had written a short song, just as good as the sort of thing I’d produce in ten minutes on Renoise. After about five hours of use, maybe ten, I produced this, my best song yet:
Good luck with the pattern matrix, I’m free of it all now. I’ve never had so much fun writing music as I do in FL Studio. Sorry, but it wipes the floor with Renoise.