The advantage of this is that it makes it easier to stay in time with a band.
That's true. But this can be done by not using hold. Everytime you release the keys(s), and take a new note, the arpeggiator will restart.
When using the "Hold" feature, the sequence should just run, and only affect the pitch of the sequence, when pushing the keys.
For exsample, I can sync the MiniBrute to my Korg Monotribe (Gate out to Sync In on the Tribe). Everytime the arpeggiator plays a note, the Monotribe advance a step on it's own sequence.
But as it is now, when i push a key, to change the pitch of the arpeggio, the Monotribe will jump a step, and the sync is lost.
It also make it impossible to make a proper mechanical sequence with the arpeggiator, as the timing is lost when I hit a new key, to change the pitch.
But of course, if the arpeggiator is only used to start a sequence, and then only turn knobs, one will never know.
But I'm a player, and the arpeggiator use useless as it is now, unfortunately
I have a MidiPal, from Mutable Instruments, and that could take care of my arpeggiator needs, but then the MiniBrute needs the "Local Off" feature, but that is promised in a future firmware update.