• MiniDrums Junior Kontakt instrument panel

MiniDrums Junior

(5 customer reviews)

6.00 plus VAT

Poptastic vintage patterns from Korg’s MiniPops Junior


Ten preset rhythms plus individual kit pieces so you can program your own • Light, snappy vintage tone perfect for complex and agile rhythms • Tilt EQ for easy added punch or air • Combine rhythms for wackadoodle weirdness!

Korg MiniPops Junior Kontakt InstrumentThe Korg MiniPops Junior is a smart-looking little analogue drum box that kind of gives off the vibe of a 1950s Buick – all smooth lines, chrome trim and candy-apple red paint. To our eyes, it’s one of the best looking drum machines out there: it’s even got a cool rolled top! Onboard are ten preset rhythms that summon up the charms of a bygone era, played on a kit that comprises kick, snare, hats and a woodblock. Functionally it’s simple, and sonically it’s rather tasty, with a sprightly tone that seems to work particularly well on busier patterns.

Our recreation allows you to combine the presets for funky oddball combos, or to play the kit pieces yourself so you can break free from the front-panel patterns. Better still, there’s a powerful Tilt EQ capable of injecting some grunt into the kick drum if you turn it left, or making things even more light and snappy if you turn it right. Push the results through the onboard compressor and dial up some vintage Lexicon reverb, and you’ve got yourself a party 🙂

MiniDrums Junior is ideal for synthpop, electronica and all manner of alt-funky goodness: the original hardware found its way onto tracks by, among others, Roxy Music, AIR, and The Buggles (which frankly is endorsement enough for us). When you fancy a lighter, more refreshing chilled beverage drum machine, this is the one to reach for.

(All our Kontakt instruments require a full copy of Native Instruments Kontakt v4.2.3 or higher (including all versions of Kontakt 5). Kontakt Player is not supported: instruments will load, but will time out after 15 minutes. See the FAQ for further information.)

5 reviews for MiniDrums Junior

  1. d_Vincent_b (verified owner)

    Lovely little drum machine.
    Works great for dream pop or soft indie rock songs, basically works anywhere where you’d want a 70’s kind of sound.
    Have this play a simple rhythm, jam along with a nice string machine sound and watch the hours go by…

  2. dstey24 (verified owner)

    I’ve wanted this drum machine for awhile now, sounds so much like the real deal.

  3. Loic Forsyth (verified owner)

    Yes !! Finally my Buggles cover-band has proper drums for our rendition of “Vermillion Sands” (with appropriate built-in early digital reverb to boot) !!
    This is a nice, simple little kit, focused on what it does well, and with more tweaking potential than it might seem. Loads of character.
    (Also, lots of silly fun to be had with combined preset rhythms!)

  4. Philip (verified owner)

    In it’s unaltered, plain vanilla, bog standard (ok, you get what I mean) state, this…sounds just like a Korg Minipops Junior, with the patterns from the original, triggerable from the keyboard, as well as the individual voices sampled and assigned (and velocity sensitive) to notes also – all very DAW friendly (unlike the original). On top of that you get a tone control, you get to pan the individual kick, snare and hats across the stereo image (not the ones in the preset patterns) and you can add compression, saturation and reverb too. All wrapped up up in a retro 3D interface. For 6 euros! While a real one is desirable to retro peeps like me, they cost an awful lot more than 6 euros and aren’t anywhere near as useful for recording. No brain purchase.

  5. james (verified owner)

    Cool and quirky

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