Ok. Here my really second suggestion, cause I noticed Renoise and its community is up to date and very fast by creating ideas (my posts has get links to other threats). The new version is the reason why I change to Renoise. It is the best tracker ever , and the price is absolutely fair. I worked a few hours with the demo version, and I think it is well coded, thought-out and well structured and not to forget, it has many many innovations and is on the best way to become that tracker, who raises the bar to a professional level. To see a mixer and the great automation function had make me very happy. I get tears in my eyes, if I tell you what I still have found.
So here the suggestion.
Momentary a sample will be played, when the players position is at that position the note is setted. If a sample is played very long, you have the problem, you have to hear a lot , before you reach the position, which you really want to check or play. That is very annoying, if you make melodies.
I really don’t know, how hard to code this is. I hope it is easy. If this would be possible, this tracker will be my woman.