Monday, 1 December 2014

KORG Mini Pops 45

The Minipops 45 is actually an improved Minipops 35.
It's also known as the Keio Giken 45.

The MP 45 is from 1976/77.
As far as I can tell, the only difference between the 35 & 45  is that  the later model uses a digital noise generator. Otherwise, both are pretty much identical.

So how do you describe it ?   ....Square & practical. It looks very much like the  Roland CR -78 which came out in 1978.  The square wooden box is a typical  Korg design of the 70s. (both of their rhythm machines & synthesizers).

 It has a real nice old school wood veneer which I think is quite beautiful.

There are 10 rhythms. The gray button  gives you a second VARIATION.

The BASS DRUM / Snare drum and CYMBAL dials give an extra 6 patterns to choose from

This gives many interesting interesting pattern variations .
The BALANCE controller has the same function as the TONE knob of the earlier models . 

No trigger out or in.

For more info on the history of Korg Drum Machines Click Here

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