March 26, 2014 7:44 AM   Subscribe

Patatap might be the most fun you can have mashing a keyboard.
posted by oulipian (24 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

Warning to those who need it: q, a, s, z, and c trigger screen flashes.
posted by phunniemee at 7:47 AM on March 26 [2 favorites]

15 minutes later.... still mashing.
posted by Fizz at 7:57 AM on March 26

Oh man. I thought I had it all figured out and then I touched the bottom right hand corner and everything changed forever.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:09 AM on March 26 [1 favorite]

What happens when you touch the bottom right hand corner?
posted by absolutelynot at 8:11 AM on March 26

"I bet this would be great if I had a kid" is something I thought that many actual parents would be able to use as proof that I might regret actually having them.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:12 AM on March 26

Wow, this is really cool.
posted by whir at 8:30 AM on March 26

What happens when you touch the bottom right hand corner?

I usually cry "whoopsadaisy!" But that's just me.
posted by yoink at 8:41 AM on March 26 [4 favorites]

This could be the engine that drives the projector at rock shows.
posted by hanoixan at 8:56 AM on March 26

Works great on a phone or tablet, too.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:20 AM on March 26 [1 favorite]

Joan was quizzical...
posted by Reverend John at 9:36 AM on March 26

I'm really enjoying seeing what words I can sorta jam on, even if they look like a satanic recipe when listed out.

Eggnog eggnog balloon slum
dredge dredge an ashen fez
posted by knuckle tattoos at 9:44 AM on March 26 [3 favorites]

I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to be able to run this on one of the screens of my computer while I'm doing other things, and piping all of my typing to it in parallel. What would writing an email sound like? Writing code? Ranting on facebook? would different activities give me different "sountracks" that I'd be able to tell apart?
posted by evilangela at 9:58 AM on March 26 [2 favorites]

I was just wondering the same thing! Only don't pipe your keyboard to it when entering a password....
posted by Westringia F. at 10:01 AM on March 26

I wish this had something to sync the sample trigger timing to a beat. That usually has the magic effect of making everything sound great. (See also: PaRappa, Rez, etc.)
posted by Nelson at 10:02 AM on March 26 [2 favorites]

> What happens when you touch the bottom right hand corner?

On a touch-screen, the bottom right corner does the same thing the spacebar does on the keyboard version.

> Works great on a phone or tablet, too.

Thanks for pointing this out! I really like the tablet/phone version much better; it's a lot more responsive. And it gave me the urge, for the very first time, to smoosh my face against my iPad.

Thank goodness for office doors.
posted by Westringia F. at 10:02 AM on March 26 [2 favorites]

This works a lot better on Chrome than Firefox, for anyone out there that's frustrated. Just threw together this little mix:
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:46 AM on March 26 [1 favorite]

Space, in case you haven't figured it out, changes colors and tones. Whee! This is a great way to wait for a compile to finish.
posted by aspo at 11:16 AM on March 26

This works a̶ ̶l̶o̶t̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶t̶e̶r̶ on Chrome t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶F̶i̶r̶e̶f̶o̶x̶

No idea why, but won't even load on Firefox for me. On Chrome, grand fun. I'm typing phrases from the proposal my team is working on to see if I can tell good writing from turgid jargon just by the way it sounds. Results mixed so far. Science is seldom cut and dried.
posted by Naberius at 11:40 AM on March 26

Oh, the sounds change with the colors. That's kinda blah.
posted by maryr at 12:22 PM on March 26

ZeFrank did something similar - which I can confirm was absolutely perfect when my son was very young and could only keyboard mash. Love stuff like this.
posted by Mchelly at 2:29 PM on March 26 [1 favorite]

Gave me flashes back to 10+ years ago playing with Scott Draves' Bomb musical instrument. Mmm.
posted by enfa at 2:48 PM on March 26

This is AWESOME fun. thanks!
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 8:21 PM on March 26

"patap" itself makes for a nice beat-word in some of these. Wonder if that's where the name comes from.
posted by gusandrews at 9:14 PM on March 26

The audio stems are by Lullatone who make their own extremely soothing and playful music, btw.
posted by a halcyon day at 9:27 PM on March 29

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