Bastl Microgranny.

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Bastl Microgranny.

Post by Arpangel »

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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Nice sounds and features!

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

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


Genius.
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Microprocessor Granular = MicroGrany?
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Or maybe micro=small

Yeah got to be: small granular.
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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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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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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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Now that one I could get behind 8-)
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Post by Eddy Deegan »

Is the flagship model called a Maxigramps? ;)
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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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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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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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Post by John Stafford »

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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