Machinedrum SPS1 MKII song mode vs seq mode

Any of you have experience with syncing the song mode on a Machinedrum sps1 mk1 to seq mode? Can’t seem to get it right. They link up just fine, it’s tight - but for some reason when I hit play on Pyramid, the Machinedrum start on the 7th pattern repeat of the first 8 repeats i set it on. From there on out they are glued.
Works fine on the Electribe ES-1 mk2. I’m not skilled enough to manually change patterns on it while trying my best not to sound shit on the keyboards.
Planning on adding my MPC500 soon, would be fun if I could use song mode on all three of them hooked to my sequencer. Man I’m gushing on this unit.