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GrapeNuts: Free Sample Pack for the Bastl grandPA by Simeon Smith

GrapeNuts Sample Pack is in no way related to or endorsed by Post Cereals, it’s just… read the post, m’kay?

GrapeNuts Sample Pack is in no way related to or endorsed by Post Cereals, it’s just… read the post, m’kay?

Things I love about the 21st century: 

-Creative friends to swap synth modules with.

-The ability to share art stuff at very little cost to me.

-You can totally film a promo video for a sample pack on your phone in like 5 minutes and totally get away with it. 

Anyhow, I recently did a module swap and received this rather fetching Bastl grandPA & Spa all in one module thang. It’s great. I’ve wanted one for ages.

Playing around with the samples that were on it, was fun, but UPLOADING YOUR OWN SAMPLES is totally where it’s at, so I sat down with some VST instruments I really like and use all the time. I copied 8 chord voicings over 4 different sounds and then filled the extra few slots with some noise. 

One of the most intense memories of my actual grandpa is sitting down to breakfast with him in his conservatory. Every morning he’d eat cold toast and a bowl of Grape Nuts Cereal with a little milk. So when I went about making food for my grandPA sampler, I knew exactly what to call it.

Here’s the sample pack in action:

And it’s free! Please, please share it with anyone you know that enjoys samplers or granular synths - it’ll work on any sampler, not just the Bastl. 

Big thanks to Bastl for making such kick ass modules and big love to YOU for listening to my shit. 

While it’s totally free, if you find yourself enjoying the sounds and wanted to support more stuff like this, my bandcamp is right here.

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