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Korg / Keio Donca matic

Mini Pops 5 (1966?)

Korg Donca matic

"Vintage preset drum machine from famous minipops series  " 

 Main Data 

main panel

Company: korg / keio
Model: Minipops 5 doncamatic
Class: preset drum machine
Keyboard: none
Dates: 1966
Country: Japan
Weight:  / Kg
Dimensions: / mm
Price: 300€

Display: none
Technology: analog
Polyphony:  4/5 ?
Multitimbric: 1 part
Filter: tone lowpass
Envelope: none
Effect: none
Memory: 20 rom presets
Midi: none
PSU: internal
OS: /

Special shape allows mounting on an organ with support and screws.
Panel connectors:
- mono out
- pedal start stop switch input

none yet

- No official VST plugin


- No user manual yet

- No service manual yet

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Minipops 5 In details 

mainboard

VOICE preset rhythms presets with tempo potentiometer (no external sync).  There are 20 preset rhythms plus a beat metronome, and i t is possible to make presets combo pushing rhythms at the same time.

Sounds cannot be altered but a simple TONE control filter on overall sound. 


20 Rhythms

Waltz, Tango, Beguine, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Bossa Nova, Ballad, and Young Beat ( rotary encoder with 6 variations) Fox-Swing (also 6 variations)

Tempo sync

The minipops cannot be synched by external clock. However there are some special hardware mods possible.

Filter

low pass tone

Mainboard

Our Verdict 

"Classic oldschool beats! immediate. Don't expect too much anyway !" 

Sound 
quality

Interface

Build
 quality

Rarity

Quality / 
price

Overall

CONS

- rare
- very limited
- may need overhaul like el. capacitors

PROS

-vintage
- design
- sound 

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