Not just a little small and a little inexpensive. A lot little.

Malaventura, aka Fernando Garcia Tamajon, sends this wonderful “cheesy pocket techno jam” (spotted via Instagram).

The ingredients:

a PO-14 from teenage engineering, a monotron Delay from Korg and a talking translator by an unknown brand bought in a fleamarketn

Works for me. There’s something about things being small, self-contained, simple … that can be inspiring. For all those years of people derisively calling things “toys,” sometimes toys are exactly what we need. I love that mystery gear, too.

  • dustinw

    I wouldn’t call this cheesy. Simple: yes; minimalist: yes; raw: yes .. but not cheesy (IHO). IF you want to hear cheesy music … check out any Sweetwater gear demo.

    I think the artist manages to create a really good vibe.

    • No, the artist dubbed it cheesy. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s actually the name of the jam!

      So, cheesy as in … tasty, maybe?

      • abilitas

        Cheese is delicious!

  • dustinw

    I wouldn’t call this cheesy. Simple: yes; minimalist: yes; raw: yes .. but not cheesy (IHO). IF you want to hear cheesy music … check out any Sweetwater gear demo.

    I think the artist manages to create a really good vibe.

    • No, the artist dubbed it cheesy. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s actually the name of the jam!

      So, cheesy as in … tasty, maybe?

      • abilitas

        Cheese is delicious!

  • dustinw

    I wouldn’t call this cheesy. Simple: yes; minimalist: yes; raw: yes .. but not cheesy (IHO). IF you want to hear cheesy music … check out any Sweetwater gear demo.

    I think the artist manages to create a really good vibe.

    • No, the artist dubbed it cheesy. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s actually the name of the jam!

      So, cheesy as in … tasty, maybe?

      • abilitas

        Cheese is delicious!

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  • Korhan Erel

    This is really nice. What makes me wonder in such videos is if it’s actually possible to play a whole set (~60 minutes) with such a small setup or if these setups work only for 5-10 minutes musically.

    I am, after many years, going back to hardware, not only, but also for my free improvisation performances. Will be experimenting driving two volcas (sample, keys), an access virus b using an iPad+Lemur+iConnect2+ and QuNeo+MIDI Expander controller combos.

    • Zachary

      I did a 60min set a couple weeks ago with a Volca Sample & Keys, TB-3, and Monotribe (plus a couple FX pedals. With the mixer, the footprint was about the size of a large kitchen cutting board.

  • Korhan Erel

    This is really nice. What makes me wonder in such videos is if it’s actually possible to play a whole set (~60 minutes) with such a small setup or if these setups work only for 5-10 minutes musically.

    I am, after many years, going back to hardware, not only, but also for my free improvisation performances. Will be experimenting driving two volcas (sample, keys), an access virus b using an iPad+Lemur+iConnect2+ and QuNeo+MIDI Expander controller combos.

    • Zachary

      I did a 60min set a couple weeks ago with a Volca Sample & Keys, TB-3, and Monotribe (plus a couple FX pedals. With the mixer, the footprint was about the size of a large kitchen cutting board.

  • Korhan Erel

    This is really nice. What makes me wonder in such videos is if it’s actually possible to play a whole set (~60 minutes) with such a small setup or if these setups work only for 5-10 minutes musically.

    I am, after many years, going back to hardware, not only, but also for my free improvisation performances. Will be experimenting driving two volcas (sample, keys), an access virus b using an iPad+Lemur+iConnect2+ and QuNeo+MIDI Expander controller combos.

    • Zachary

      I did a 60min set a couple weeks ago with a Volca Sample & Keys, TB-3, and Monotribe (plus a couple FX pedals. With the mixer, the footprint was about the size of a large kitchen cutting board.

  • Malaventura

    Hi!

    The name Cheesy I think is appropriated cos’ it sounds like an eastern europe techno track from the 90s, it has that underground, cheesy, tasty and lo-fi feeling that works for this kind of slow dark techno.

    I’m planning to make more jams, I have more little “toys” to connect between each other like a meccano. These jams are really fun to prepare & play & also show how a little & limited setup can boost your creativity.

    So stay tuned to malaventura’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCATMjDAeAM3wJzzJXHwkEiA

    Thanks for watching and comment
    Take care!

  • Malaventura

    Hi!

    The name Cheesy I think is appropriated cos’ it sounds like an eastern europe techno track from the 90s, it has that underground, cheesy, tasty and lo-fi feeling that works for this kind of slow dark techno.

    I’m planning to make more jams, I have more little “toys” to connect between each other like a meccano. These jams are really fun to prepare & play & also show how a little & limited setup can boost your creativity.

    So stay tuned to malaventura’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCATMjDAeAM3wJzzJXHwkEiA

    Thanks for watching and comment
    Take care!

  • Malaventura

    Hi!

    The name Cheesy I think is appropriated cos’ it sounds like an eastern europe techno track from the 90s, it has that underground, cheesy, tasty and lo-fi feeling that works for this kind of slow dark techno.

    I’m planning to make more jams, I have more little “toys” to connect between each other like a meccano. These jams are really fun to prepare & play & also show how a little & limited setup can boost your creativity.

    So stay tuned to malaventura’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCATMjDAeAM3wJzzJXHwkEiA

    Thanks for watching and comment
    Take care!

  • Zachary

    I’ll be damned if this doesn’t sound like it could be from one of Cabaret Voltaire’s early albums.

  • Zachary

    I’ll be damned if this doesn’t sound like it could be from one of Cabaret Voltaire’s early albums.

  • Zachary

    I’ll be damned if this doesn’t sound like it could be from one of Cabaret Voltaire’s early albums.

  • nice little jam. I like the sound of that talking translator through the monotribe.

  • nice little jam. I like the sound of that talking translator through the monotribe.

  • nice little jam. I like the sound of that talking translator through the monotribe.