@henryo i will pass you here tricks from facebook toraiz group, maybe you can try :
(from Eugene Mankovski - LFO Trick)
I think I have found a way to play 8 bar loops on SP-16 sequencer. Many people could already know that, but I will just post for those who dont.
Step 1. Record or load 8 bar loop into the pad. 1.4 firmware now has 8 bar limit recording which makes recordings easier.
Step 2. Put a trigger on 1st step. After this it will only play 4 bars as this step will be re-triggering the loop all the time.
Step 3. Assign LFO to the track with the following settings:
Settings -> Mode: Free
Depth: -32 (+32 works sometimes as well but -32 seems to be better)
Phase Offset: 50
Now it plays 8 bars!
Elektron equipment owners use this trick a lot and it seems to be working on Toraiz as well.
This method could allow playing even longer loops, if Pioneer did not limit LFO to 128. I.e. if we had 256 and 512 for LFO speed we could play 16 and 32 bars. I hope someone from Pioneer DJ is reading this group and they will add longer LFOs. But radical solution would be just to add trigger conditions as new parameter for trigger. Currently there are re-trigger count and speed, which are probably not that often used outside of drum machine scope… But adding a condition parameter with values 1/2 (first of 2 pattern runs), 2/2 (second of 2 pattern runs), 1/3 (first of 3 pattern runs) e.t.c., would just solve everything and this hack with LFO wound not be required.
(from David Gibson - Arranger Trick)
I’ve been doing it by following it with a duplicate of the pattern without the same trig in arrangement mode. I record it without a limit set and use the sequence to estimate the end.