Sunday, February 5, 2012

⅏Did You Know... You Can Create Beatbox Sounds with Google Translate?

Did You Know...  You can make a beatbox machine using Google Translate?

That's right, a beatbox.  You know, the art of producing drum beats, rhythm and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.  However, instead of using all those body parts - you can just use Google Translate.  Talk about clever manipulation and having alot of free 'time on your hands', lol.  Redditor harrichr has devised a scheme for turning Google Translate into a makeshift beatbox machine.

1) Go to Google Translate
2) Set the translator to translate German to German
3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
4) Click "listen"
5) Be amazed :)

There’s nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there’s tons of room for experimentation: In German, anyway, “pv” and “zk” make complementary breathy sounds and clicks, respectively. Spaces add pauses. No idea why “bsch” makes that parrot-chirpy sound, but there you go. For some reason, German seems to be the best language for this, since German Google Translate rapidly strings vowelless consonants where it tends to enunciate each one in some other languages. (Which isn’t to say that there aren’t yet more tricks elsewhere.) After a little bit of playing around, “r,” “w,” and “f” seem to be promising letters for beatboxing purposes as well.

The possibilities are endless! LOL.  Check out these samples I've gathered and collected through comments and forums.  After clicking on the respective buttons below, just wait for the speaker icon  to load then click on it!  Enjoy!!


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