You have to set the Pedal to react on the Release instead of the press, or else the BB will react as soon as you press and then activate the hold command.
This setting is in Main Pedal > Start Beat.
Reminder that 3.9.x is still a beta
3.8 after update when i pause the beatbuddy usually for me the end of a song. i step on the main pedal to clear the pause so i can que up the next song. But now it still works but it plays the song for a second?
Why not just stop the BB song with a double tap (MM end song), and no outro? I only ever use pause when it’s required in my song followed by unpause at the appropriate time.