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KORG Minipops 120 Easy Sync Out Mod
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L´Andratté



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: KORG Minipops 120 Easy Sync Out Mod
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Hi all!
Since I´m in love with the sounds from my minipops 120(yes, the drums with the silly name), I had to find a way to sync it to my modular stuff...
Turns out, it´s very easy to do!
There are the schematics available at this place:

http://www.estecho.com/gear/Korg_Mini-Pops_120.php

In the left upper corner of them you see the "oscillator" which is connected to
some "dividers"...
There you´ll get the CLOCK OUT.

First unplug the power supply!
Now open up the rear panel, unscrewing only the four screws that are placed in a square (i did also the THREE, not so clever it turned out). Also carefully remove the 5 jacks from the panel. That´ll look like picture 1.

Now you simply solder a wire to the third pin of the first divider chip (see picture 2,3).
Since i disapprove of drilling holes in such a fine machine, i then disconnected the "fade in/out" jack tip-connection (I´ll never use that function from a remote switch) and taped that wire to the ceiling of the box. Now use that jack for routing your clock signal to the outside - done!

There also points for triggering the sounds (output of diode matrix), but as long as my machine´s working that flawless, I´m not going to mess around with stuff.

Cheers!


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foox



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hey, thank you very very much Very Happy i do it and it's working, in any case on my SQ-10 → MS-20.
it's very simple !!! by cons, I had to remove the "chassis", removing 4 screw under the MP120, and 3 screw from iron chassis in order to get to pin12 on sn611 (divider?) to make welding .
do you think it's possible on a minipop-7 ?
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NoizeToyz



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is great - I've just got a Minipops 120 and it sounds incredible!

Has anyone managed to find a mod for Sync IN? My guess would be to disconnect the timing oscillator and feed and external clock into the divider... Anyone tried it? It's be great to give the Minipops a DIN Sync input.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Will check the schematic but sounds reasonable, maybe measure what kind of pulses are sent(-5?/+10V?, who knows?)...
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