MATRIXSYNTH: Korg MiniPops Junior vintage analogue drum machine SN 740348 with Original Box

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Korg MiniPops Junior vintage analogue drum machine SN 740348 with Original Box

via this auction

"For sale is a wonderful vintage Korg MiniPops Junior analogue drum machine in nearly mint condition – it works perfectly, sounds absolutely awesome, and even comes in its original box! It has a punchy, warm transistor tonality with a massive hefty kick drum. There are ten onboard preset patterns, some of which are very usable indeed (the Rock, Mambo and Latin are my particular favourites); the kit pieces played in the patterns comprise Kick, Snare, Hats, and high and low percussion (kind of agogo-style).

It has a standard quarter-inch jack output so is ready to plug straight into your rig, and you could either use the patterns as-is or sample them and chop them up in your DAW (which is a great way to isolate the component kit pieces and have fun with them).

The physical condition of the machine is amazing given its age: very, very little wear is visible. The veneer is unchipped, the front fascia is bright and smooth without scratches, and the start-stop lever is intact (often these got snapped off); please take a look at the photos to see how well preserved this is for an old piece of kit. The sound too is spot on: no crackles or issues, the patterns are punchy and tight, bass extension is wonderful... it sounds great :-) I've never seen a piece of vintage kit in quite as good shape as this – definitely collector's grade."

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