12/8 midi sync to a looper


Pardon my ignorance as I’m new to 12/8 beats.
When my beatbuddy midi syncs my Infinity Looper, the synchronization signal (which lights up a led on the looper) is every 8 beats. Shouldn’t it be sent be sent every 12 beats (at the end of each bar)???

If for instance I try to create a loop over 4 bars, it won’t work since the looper won’t receive the “start loop” signal at the end of the 4th, 8th, 12th bars… Instead it will receive the signal at the 8th beat of the first bar, then at the 4th beat of the second bar, then at the beginning of the 3rd bar.

I could work if make loops factors of 3 bars but it seems wrong.

Anyone else experience this?