This might have been suggested before, but now with the new phrase editor it would even be more handy to have a pattern effect to set the triggering note to a certain pitch immediately.
something like C-4 … 0H80 -> no effect, 0H81 -> +1 semitone (note is immediately played at C#4), 0H7A -> -6 semitones to F#3
or maybe 0Zxy with x for Octave, y for note
drum phrases could be pitched with no need for modulation macros, as well as sounds that just span a keyzone of 1 note length. And it would be good for melodyphrases too, so one could easily change it’s scale without affecting further changes of the starting note.