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Keio (Korg) Mini Pops MP-7

One of two we have listed - the other is in even cleaner cosmetic condition. Iconic and very lovable beat box. Serviced by us and in excellent working order.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Iconic and very lovable beat box. Serviced by us and in excellent working order. One of two we have listed – the other is in even cleaner cosmetic condition.

NOTE: This machine is working but is awaiting service and will ship within around 20 working days of purchase. We can also add a number of modifications – details below.

Description

The Keio* Mini Pops is an iconic and unique-sounding analogue beat box, famously-used by Jean-Michel Jarre on his Oxygene album. They may seem simple, but they just have “that sound” and we have a real soft spot for them and always have one in the studio. Standard preset rhythms can be modified by simultaneously pressing combinations of buttons. The “Quijada” sound is instantly-recognisable and unique to the Mini Pops.

Service work will include replacement of failing capacitors and cleaning of all sliders etc. Note that some sliders may crackle if the unit is left unused but this will clear with a few sweeps of the slider.

MODIFICATIONS: We can add a number of extra features to these including some separate outputs, pots to tweak some sounds, and if you want the full tricked-out MP then we can fit Tubbutec’s Unipulse mod to give midi and other external clock control. Please enquire for the costs of the work you require.

*Keio is the forerunner of the mighty Korg empire.

Condition

NOTE – we have the rear cable cover! It was just missed out of the photo. Very good condition overall. Minor signs of age plus one patch of wear on the face. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

Tax

For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. If you have an EU VAT number (outside the UK) you can enter it at check out to have VAT removed.

Voltage Information

100v Japanese model - it will run on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use. A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

Video Demo

Another of these being used in this Harmonizer test…

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