Korg MiniPops 35 (MP-35)

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The MiniPops 35 is a preset rhythm machine from the 1970's. It's pretty cheesy today, and does not compare to the similar looking Roland CR-68 and CR-78 CompuRhythm boxes. The MiniPops offers nine fairly run of the mill style patterns: Waltz, Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Slow Rock, Swing, Rock1, and Rock2. A Variation switch can be used to add a little change here and there between the bass/snare drums and the cymbals. That's as programmable as this box gets, however. There are also knobs for volume, balance, and tempo (only labeled slow to fast so you never exactly know what the tempo is) and a Start/Stop button. Its sounds and limited range make it pretty useless today, unless you're into nostalgia or experimental music. For the collector, it makes a nice rarity. It has been used by Air.

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8 Visitor comments
SynclavX7
April 3, 2014 @ 9:54 pm
Actually, Enola Gay was done on a Roland CR-78.

Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene had a MP-7.
jeff
January 12, 2014 @ 11:37 pm
Also used by OMD on "Enola Gay" et al.
christian
June 13, 2013 @ 10:29 am
Hi. I am looking to buy a Korg Minipops 7. I'm in Denmark, Europe. If you have one of these for sale please e-mail me: cybercardinal@hotmail.com
Da mann
January 6, 2012 @ 5:08 am
You didn't mention Kraftwerk. In this clip you can see minipops/univibe panel under drum pads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c81X6BiI0Y
Katja
July 15, 2011 @ 10:36 am
Free download concept EP "Run The Drum Machine To My Heart" uses a minipops playing in a different room to the main instruments here: http://kompaktkat.bandcamp.com/album/run-the-drum-machine-to-my-heart
from a short story about the drum machine here:
http://soxysadie.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/run-the-drum-machine-to-my-heart/

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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Sounds - Bass Drum, Snare, Toms, Cymbals, Perc. Used in Preset Style Patterns only. Not programmable.
  • Controls - Power/Volume, Balance, Tempo (slow to fast), Variation knobs for Bass/Snare Drum and Cymbal
  • Patterns - 9 patterns in preset styles (Waltz, Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Slow Rock, Swing, Rock1, Rock2)
  • Songs - None
  • Keyboard - None
  • Effects - None
  • Control - None
  • Date Produced - 1976

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