PO-33 KO owners - questions / observations

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  • @PO33MO Don't expect there to ever be software updates for the POs. It would most likely require special flashing hardware unless they started wanting it to be upgradeable. But based on how often they release upgrades for the OP-1, I would imagine they are happy to never have to upgrade the POs.
  • got mine today, these are just insane for the size !

  • @gcf OK that makes sense.

    So are all PO's only 16th notes?

    If so I'm really surprised by this, as can't add ghost notes (issue for me).
  • Yeah, 16th notes only, unless you use the retrig mode. 

    If you want 32nd notes, use double BPM and chain your patterns.
  • 32nd note repeat effect can also be achieved by FX#3.
  • How is the battery usage at rest? does it drain as fast as the PO-10s and PO20s?
  • I've had mine since a weekish after release with cheap AAA's and battery says 98% left. That's with average play time and lot of rest.
  • Got mine today.
    what's the case like? does it cover the microphone?
  • @audiojack the case has a teeny tiny hole for the mic
  • I've had mine since a weekish after release with cheap AAA's and battery says 98% left. That's with average play time and lot of rest.
    my po-33 battery tends to lower from 99% to about 95% in about 2 weeks, but then it's from 95% to zero quite fast (1-2 days).
  • Hi 
    Can someone tell me if a factory reset on the PO 33 will also reset the samples back to factory?
    I inadvertently used drum slot 1 to record in a series of voice sounds & so lost that drum kit. I thought by doing a factory reset I would regain the factory sounds (and my lost kit)
    I've tried a factory reset three times now and unless I just haven't got it right the samples and sounds are not reset.
    So question is, does the PO 33 retain user samples over factory ones when doing a hard reset?
    Maybe it should but mine isn't?
    Cheers.
  • Hi 
    Can someone tell me if a factory reset on the PO 33 will also reset the samples back to factory?
    I inadvertently used drum slot 1 to record in a series of voice sounds & so lost that drum kit. I thought by doing a factory reset I would regain the factory sounds (and my lost kit)
    I've tried a factory reset three times now and unless I just haven't got it right the samples and sounds are not reset.
    So question is, does the PO 33 retain user samples over factory ones when doing a hard reset?
    Maybe it should but mine isn't?
    Cheers.
    I had the same problem and the factory reset worked fine.

    If you aren't able to do it I can upload the data for those to soundcloud. Hopefully that will work
  • i think my batteries might be lowish
    using rechargeables so only 1.2V also instead of 1.5V.

    but just ran into a weird thing where the FX stopped working.
    i trigger them, the name of the effect shows up but no change in sound.
    everything else seemed fine.
    i pulled out one of the batteries and popped it back in.
    then it wouldn't let me set a time or go past the set clock procedure.
    pulled them both out and put them back in, and seems okay again.

  • Hi all
    On my PO33 there are only Sounds on Keys 1-4 (Melodic) and on Keys 9-12 (Drum).
    Keys 5-8 and 13-16 are empty? Is this normal by Factory or an error?
    When error how can i set the original condition?

    Thanks for Help for a PO "freshman"

  • Hi brunello, that is normal after a reset.

    If you want to factory reset then take a battery out, hold down pattern and write while putting the battery back in.

    Cheers Paul
  • Thx Paul, but.....

    ...what do you mean with 'normal after a reset'...... ?

    I've made a 'factory reset' (pattern+write+battery in) but the keys 5-8 and 13-16 stays empty.

    Is this the state from factory or should all keys be occupied ?

    Greetings, Bruno



  • Thx Paul, but.....

    ...what do you mean with 'normal after a reset'...... ?

    I've made a 'factory reset' (pattern+write+battery in) but the keys 5-8 and 13-16 stays empty.

    Is this the state from factory or should all keys be occupied ?

    Greetings, Bruno



    5-8 and 13-16 are empty by default so you can add your own sounds while keeping the factory sounds.

  • Ok, now everything is clear :-)

    Filling the melodic samples is not a problem, but the drum sounds are a challenge ;-)

    Thx and Greetings
    Bruno








  • Ok, now everything is clear :-)

    Filling the melodic samples is not a problem, but the drum sounds are a challenge ;-)

    Thx and Greetings
    Bruno








    Do you have an OP-1 as well? I like to take an OP-1 drumkit, change the end point on the first sample so 1 press plays the whole drum kit and sample that into the drum slot. PO-33 will do the slicing for you!
  • No, the OP1 is unfortunately not available in my studio....

    ...but i've achieved good results with different Drumkits on the TR-8 or Rebirth Mods 
    with different sounds on each of the 16 steps which i record in one piece in the PO :-)

    Grettings
    Bruno

  • edited April 7

    Hey everybody,
    I'm new here so saying 'Hi' :)
    And maybe this is a stupid thing to ask, but I can't figure out how to simply clear an existing pattern.
    Thanks and regards,
    Hendrik

  • Hello Hendrik,
    Welcome to the community. To delete a pattern first select the pattern, then hold the record button and press pattern while still keeping record button pressed.
    Hope this helps

  • I don't understand the lock paramter thing. I don't understand what it does in music and I don't achieve any changes while doing what it says in the manual. What is a parameter change and what difference should I hear?

  • @ForAiur said:
    I don't understand the lock paramter thing. I don't understand what it does in music and I don't achieve any changes while doing what it says in the manual. What is a parameter change and what difference should I hear?

    The parameter locks change the filter/resonance or the tune/volume depending on which you select by repeatedly pressing FX.
    So for example if you select ton (it shows at the top right of the display) and you play your sequence. You can now hold the WRITE button and turn knob B to record changes in volume to the sound you played last.
    Just record a hi-hat on every step and try it out :)
    Hope this helps!

  • edited April 15

    Hello again,
    @RisingSon thanks for the answer :) I only discovered by today that its also printed on the back of the unit ;)
    Two other thinks I'm wondering about:

    • is it possible to mute or solo parts? I saw some videos where people using an PO Tonic are muting parts by keeping the button pressed where the sound is "coming" from. And I read here: https://medium.com/callumhowkins/the-complete-teenage-engineering-po33-k-o-guide-89d5e2fd6a2a
      that it works on the PO-33 as well, but it doesn't seam to work on my unit.

    • does the clock work on other peoples PO-33s? I set my clock to the actual time and one day later the clock on the PO-33 is 3 hours and 2 minutes fast. I mean that is the less needed feature on PO-33 but I'm still wondering ;)

    cheers, Hendrik

  • @distorson Glad you figured it out!

    To answer your other questions:

    • I don't think you can really mute the parts. At least it doesn't work for my PO either. It might be an urban myth :)
      It's nice idea he made a proper manual, but I think he didn't use the unit long enough before doing it. As in 5.3 he says by copying sound from one slot into another you can build a complex kits.....which is not possible.

    • About the clock I have no clue...didn't pay proper attention to it.

  • @RisingSon said:
    As in 5.3 he says by copying sound from one slot into another you can build a complex kits.....which is not possible.

    What do you mean? I often build my drum kits recording one shot samples into melodic slots and then copying them into a drum slot. I don't really get what he means as "complex kits", BTW I agree with you that doesn't look like he spent a lot of time with his K.O. before writing that guide.

  • ^ He also wrote a PO-35 guide. If you compare both guides, you will see many similar paragraphs. The mute trick works on the PO-35, since the voice and drum engines are both monophonic. Maybe it was a copy/paste error, but I don’t have a PO-33 to confirm for sure.

  • edited April 16

    na def doesn't work on the PO33. i just spent 10 minutes trying to get it to work. would have been kinda cool tho

  • @oliodnb said:

    @RisingSon said:
    As in 5.3 he says by copying sound from one slot into another you can build a complex kits.....which is not possible.

    What do you mean? I often build my drum kits recording one shot samples into melodic slots and then copying them into a drum slot. I don't really get what he means as "complex kits", BTW I agree with you that doesn't look like he spent a lot of time with his K.O. before writing that guide.

    I understood that he meant you could copy multiple slices from different melodic slots and combine them on one drum slot into a kit of 16 slices. If this is possible I would like to know....otherwise I don't get the benefit of first sampling in melodic slot and then copying it to the drumslots.

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