Google Translate Beatbox

beatbox google1 Google Translate BeatboxFor anyone into beat driven music the following is hilarious.

On the Today I Learned’ thread on Reddit somebody with a lot of time on their hands discovered how to make Google Translate beatbox. Due to some irregularity in the German translation setup in Google Translate it is allowing people to play German consonants in a way that sounds like drums.

If you don’t believe me then follow the steps below.

1) Go to Google Translate

2) Set the translator to translate German to German

3) Copy + paste the following in to the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch

4) Click ‘listen’

If you go to the original thread then you can copy and paste some sick beats if you don’t want to spend the time making your own. Here are a couple of examples.

bsschtzkpvpvtzkpvpvtzkbsschtzkpvpvtzkpvkkkkkkkkbsschtzkpvpvtzkpvpvtzkbsstzkbsstzkbsstzkbsstzkbsch

and

ttchtt kkkkk, bsch. ttchtt kkkkk, bsch. ttchtt kkkkk, ttchtt kkkkk, ttchtt kkkkk, bsch

A genius by the name of iamdave over on YCombinator has already put together a command list.

zx = suspended cymbal

bschk = snare

pv = brush

bk = bass

tk = flam1

vk = roll tap

kt = flam2

kttp = flam tap

krp = hi hat tap

pv = short roll

th = better hi hat

thp, ds = instant rimshot

Have fun making crazy beats on Google beatbox and I’ll see you in the club on Friday!