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Google Translate Beatbox (Unintentional Easter Egg)

by Paul Strauss
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Here’s something I bet you never knew. When used properly, Google Translate doesn’t just translate words. Nope, it’s actually a fully-functional drum machine if you know how to use it. Matt Dorosan, a reader of ours over on The Awesomer gave us the skinny on exactly how to make this little trick work.

google_translate_drum_machine

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Go to Google Translate
  2. Set the translator to translate from German to German
    (the link above should automatically do this for you)
  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. Crank up the volume to 11
  5. Click “listen”
  6. Be amazed :)

You can also make your own phat (or skinny) beats:

  • zk = 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

I’m sure you can come up with more combos (and maybe even in other languages) if you take enough time to do it. Drop us a comment below with your favorite beats!

[Thanks for the tip, Matt!]



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