Korg Mini Pops
was the name given to a number of early drum machine
s from the Japanese musical equipment company Korg
during the late 1960s and the 1970s. The machines were based around a number of preset rhythm patterns, such as waltz
One notable use of a Mini Pops drum machine was by French musician Jean-Michel Jarre
, it was used throughout his breakthrough album, Oxygene
. This rhythm was achieved by overlaying two of the presets in a manner not intended by the machine's original design. Aphex Twin
used the Mini Pops drum machine on his album Syro
, and named its single "[[minipops 67 (120.2)|minipops 67 [120.2]]]" after it.
Released 1967. Features four drum sounds.
Released in 1966.
Released in 1966. Featured 15 drums sounds and 20 patterns.
Minipops 20 S
Released 1967. The S denoted stereo
Released 1976. Features 6 drum sounds and 9 patterns.
Released 1976. Features 6 drum sounds and 16 patterns.
Released 1972. Features 10 preset rhythms. also has a footswitch to stop and start the rhythms.