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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Thu May 13, 2021 8:57 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
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 Arpangel » Sun May 16, 2021 9:13 am

I’m making headway, I haven’t a clue what I’m doing yet, but good sounds are coming out, especially sampling my synths through my monitors with the built-in mic, it’s a question of when is too much dirt too much dirt? But it’s fulfilling my expectations, and doing the job I wanted, managing samples in this is like trying to keep a frog in your hand.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Martin Walker » Sun May 16, 2021 5:44 pm

Phew! :thumbup:


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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:27 am

Martin Walker wrote:Phew! :thumbup:


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Yes, phew.
You know how you can think something is going to be really great, but it isn’t, well, this is that.
I’m sorry to say I made a mistake getting this, it’s got nothing to do with the sound, it’s more than interesting, it’s the way it works, the file system especially, it’s just too much for my addled brain.
I may keep it, to mess about with, but honestly, it’s a chaotic process, I really don’t know how I’m getting what I’m getting, or where it’s coming from.
It’s a frustrating little thing, I need something just a bit more user friendly, a sampler with a better user interface, but with a similar sound.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:54 am

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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:34 am

Martin Walker wrote::(

I’m giving it more time Martin, I’ve got my Zoom effects unit on it, and I’ve wiped the internal memory of the MG, so it just has my samples in it, wherever they are!
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Ben Asaro » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:31 pm

Life is too short to spend time putting square pegs into round holes. Shift the MG and move onto something you enjoy more! I have never been into sampling, probably never will be, I guess I enjoy boring bleeps and bloops more!
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Drongoloid » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:05 pm

Arpangel wrote: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.
Good review. Bought one of these years ago and have never had the first idea about how it works or even to get it to do the same thing twice. Useful once in a while...but yes totally illogical. I did write to them once and got a very polite reply which made the whole process even less logical than it already was. Twiddle knobs get some 'sound'...'sound' never to be found again.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:17 am

Drongoloid wrote: Twiddle knobs get some 'sound'...'sound' never to be found again.

But that’s just it, sounds like modular, fifty years ago.
These days, I’m getting much more out of sounds I get from things that aren’t predictable, or that I understand, I’ve got pedals going into pedals, going out to something else, into the four track, out of the four track, the Microgranny, some fantastic low-fin sounds that are truly gut wrenching, but gone forever as soon as I switch it off.
But that’s OK, I’m liking it, I’ve got a folder on my computer called "compost" and I put these sounds in there for future use, and every time I audition one if these sounds, I haven’t a clue how I got it! ir what I used, all I know is that my music is benefiting, it’s still interesting to me, that’s the main thing.
The MG is no different to my modular, in concept, regarding repeatability, or predictability, and I never really know what I’m doing with my modular, it leads me, I don’t lead it.
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:39 pm

Arpangel wrote:But that’s OK, I’m liking it,
And thus the circle is complete. :beamup:
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Re: Bastl Microgranny.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:01 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Arpangel wrote:But that’s OK, I’m liking it,
And thus the circle is complete. :beamup:

I’m not sure again.
It’s on Readers Ads, if it sells then I’m not meant to have it, if it doesn’t, I’ll keep it.
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