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Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Sun May 09, 2021 8:06 am

I just ordered one of these, I’ve been using my 2hp Play a lot lately, but this is going to great for more advanced sampling duties, if you’re into soundscapes, and lo-fi stuff this needs checking out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qbrAfQa6vM
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Martin Walker » Sun May 09, 2021 11:06 pm

Nice sounds and features!

Why on earth did they call it the MicroGranny though :lol:


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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Wonks » Mon May 10, 2021 7:51 am

Martin Walker wrote:Nice sounds and features!

Why on earth did they call it the MicroGranny though :lol:


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Easy. It's the next step smaller after 'MiniMum'.
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Postby nathanscribe » Mon May 10, 2021 3:19 pm

Wonks wrote:It's the next step smaller after 'MiniMum'.

Genius.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby BobTheDog » Mon May 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Microprocessor Granular = MicroGrany?
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby BobTheDog » Mon May 10, 2021 8:44 pm

Or maybe micro=small

Yeah got to be: small granular.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Martin Walker » Mon May 10, 2021 11:17 pm

Yes, I can see the derivation makes sense, but I'm afraid the name still puts me right off buying one ;)


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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Tue May 11, 2021 7:39 am

Martin Walker wrote:Yes, I can see the derivation makes sense, but I'm afraid the name still puts me right off buying one ;)


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Don’t worry Martin, take consolation that things with silly names can still be amazing, I have to live with my Grandmother so……….

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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby BJG145 » Tue May 11, 2021 10:30 pm

Martin Walker wrote:I'm afraid the name still puts me right off

Perhaps you'll find room for their forthcoming space-saver, the Nanonanny. :D
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Martin Walker » Wed May 12, 2021 12:54 am

Now that one I could get behind 8-)
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed May 12, 2021 2:16 am

Is the flagship model called a Maxigramps? ;)
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Wed May 12, 2021 7:36 am

First impressions, almost unusable for an old person with even vaguely defective eyesight, knob/button labels unreadable to me without a magnifying glass,
Poor build quality, noisy, even though it’s low bit.
Illogical workflow, no built in speaker, which would have been useful.
On the plus side, it’s got character as they say these days, it’ll suit my music, but it’s uses will be very limited.
Definitely not meant for old impatient musicians with falling eyesight and poor dexterity.
At the price, definitely a bit disappointing.
Others will have different opinions, and I’m not going to send it back, I’ll get used to it, I’m going to immerse myself in it, the only way in these circumstances.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby BobTheDog » Wed May 12, 2021 12:14 pm

I have the opinion that the older you get the smaller printed text is.

Updates to my Kindle have also gradually made the text smaller, I used to use font size 2 and now I need 5.

Things used to be so much better.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed May 12, 2021 12:27 pm

Arpangel wrote:First impressions... knob/button labels unreadable to me without a magnifying glass, Poor build quality, noisy, even though it’s low bit. Illogical workflow, no built in speaker, which would have been useful....

Most points being fairly obvious from the YT video you linked, surely? :headbang:
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby John Stafford » Thu May 13, 2021 8:15 am

What I love about the Grandmother name is that it doesn't sound like it was chosen by a marketing consultant.

"Any ideas for a name?"

"We've had Slim and Little Phatty. What could be phatter than that?"

"Yo Momma?"

"Don't they make cellos?"

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