Monday, 19 January 2015

Korg MiniPops 5

The Minipops 5 " Donca Automatic " (left)  is the direct precursor of the famous Minipops 7 (on the right). The MP 5 & MP 7 were produced in 1966. (before the more common MP3 which came out in 1967.

The MP5 is suitable for mounting on an organ.
 Here I have mounted one on a table edge.
 The screw locks it into place.
There are a total of 20 rhythms.
The red (young Beat) and blue (Fox-Swing) buttons house 6 rhythms.

There is a TONE control, as well as controls for VOLUME and TEMPO .

And the horizontal metal rail on the front is  a touch sensitive start/stop.
just like the one on the Roland TR 77.
The built-in " metronome " is quite nice - you can start it at any point ,
even if a rhythm is in progress. Its timing is tight & sounds great
Quite an asset .

It sounds very much like the MP7. I love this machine. Sadly, it's quite rare.
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