PO-33 backup and restore


#1

Has anybody successfully made a backup of their PO-33 and restored it? I tried and failed using Ableton :frowning:


#2

Yes, it works. You have to record 16 bits/ 44 kHz stereo file like WAV or AIFF. I use H1 Zoom recorder and can restore backups from iPhone or laptop too.


#3

It was definitely user error! Once the counter passed 16 and went back to 1 I stopped it. Didn’t realize I had to let it keep going until “END”. It appears the first part backs up the patterns then the second part is the samples which takes longer.


#4

Hi is there a chance to make a “factory reset”? I accidentally overwrote some of the original pattern…

Thank you :slight_smile:

#5

hold pattern + write while inserting batteries to restore the unit to factory default.


#6

Awesome - thank you!!


#7

What is the difference between restore and receive data? If I hit the restore combo my PO just starts playing its pattern.


#8

@ForAiur said:
What is the difference between restore and receive data? If I hit the restore combo my PO just starts playing its pattern.

If you are talking about this guide the way is written is a bit misleading. To backup press Write+Sound+Play (your K.O. should start producing noise) and to restore it press Write+Sound+Record.


#9

Tried both in Audacity and Ableton multiple times now, I nearly always get an error, only when the gain on my audio interface was at MAX did I at least get a reaction from the PO-33 but that also failed after some % :confused: The idea is so good, but never knowing if your backup works (if I finally get ONE to work) is sad.


#10

I try to send the data to the PO via the Headphone out of my audio interface and no other apps are creating any noise. That sould work, right?


#11

Could the chinch adapter I have to use to get into my interface (small chinch to big chinch) be part of the problem? What things can diminish the quality of the sound?


#12

If it works correctly, does the PO show something when the first beep comes and starts the playback of the recording?


#13

I’m sorry to post so much, I’ll try to limit it, but I have over 12 tries now. Even ordered cables that are small chinch to big chinch so I knew it was not my adapter. I recorded in Ableton, Audacity, through my Mic in and through a Steinberg U242 but NOTHING works. I tried some files that are flying around online but they also got an error after 1 second or weren’t even recognized. Could someone upload me one of his working backups so I could try? Maybe my unit is damaged.


#14

One thing I noticed after several tries was that the signal must be stereo, I was trying with a mono signal and it would’ve never worked


#15

@bichuelo said:
One thing I noticed after several tries was that the signal must be stereo, I was trying with a mono signal and it would’ve never worked

Exactly I was having the same issue …
so i made this video to help people out with this process…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNbTTwUsr1I


#16

Hahahah I just saw your message, to find out I currently have exactly the same, the amen break, loaded into the KO!

Thanks for the video and the blank file :wink: