How To Make Google Translate Your Own Personal Beatboxer

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Google Translate's helpful for so many things! Well, one thing, really. Until, that is, you re-purpose its Rosetta Stone prowess towards beat boxing. Here's how it works, in four simple steps.

Step One: Head on over to Google Translate.
Step Two: Set both your "From" and "To" parameters to German (naturally).
Step Three: Copy and paste this into the text box:

pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch

Step Four: Click "listen," get funky, repeat.

The trick was first posted by Redditor harrichr, and there are lots of tips on how to optimize your experience. The possibilities—by which I mean the fresh beats—are limitless. [Reddit]

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I am getting ready to make some songs with this for sure.

I got a great 4 to the floor beat by using Croatian to Croatian and the text:

Unce, Unce, Unce, Unce,

I plan to slow down the pitch and up the bass on that to see what I can get.

For the snare I am going to use this using German to German:

Chik

For the cymbal I am going to use this using German to German:

sshh

I am a huge fan of text to speech because I can't really sing that well and I produce EDM.

I still bust out the old AT&T Text to Speech in the studio to get some good digital human voices and the fact that the site lets you export them as .wav files is fantastic:

[www2.research.att.com]

Now I just need to figure how to get the sounds off of the Google site, I will probably just have to route the output on my sound card to the input which is going to be ghettotastic.