RK008 Firmware 2.19 is out, fixes on the BLE connectivity, some other small shenanigans and - a loop option in the Song editor:
- Go to song mode with the 'MODE' button
- make a set of parts to chain together in the songsteps (press REC to enter songstep entry mode)
- navigate through the songsteps and find a place to put a loop start point, press LOOP and the loop start is set. The brackets will change a bit to indicate you have a looped sequence in the Song. The Parts which are chained in the loop will be 'connected' with '--' between them
If loop is active the RK008 will keep looping a Songstep (like before) but now, if you have Songstep-loop deactivated and the RK008 reaches the end of the song it will loop to this loop start point. If you need a long period of silence on the end of a song you can just make an empty Part with for example length 100 and add it to the last Songstep.
The update is available here: https://retrokits.com/rk008/settings/ (use chrome/edge browser with webserial enabled)
And well.. there’s also an update on the RK006, adding specific midi channel event filter selection on the filter blocks. It’s in the new iPS app release and on: https://retrokits.com/rk006/settings/ (webmidi)