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How to make Google beatbox for you
November 29, 2010 2:21 PM   Subscribe

How to make Google beatbox for you. shorter version: go here, hit listen.
posted by juv3nal (65 comments total) 84 users marked this as a favorite

 
My favorite is the unenthusiastic scat singing.
posted by smackfu at 2:29 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, no.
posted by item at 2:30 PM on November 29, 2010


This is also good
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 2:35 PM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


This one is better.
posted by Memo at 2:36 PM on November 29, 2010 [15 favorites]


This one is helicopter
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 2:37 PM on November 29, 2010 [8 favorites]


I see your helicopter and I raise you a sprinkler.
posted by 23skidoo at 2:49 PM on November 29, 2010 [8 favorites]


Warning: This doesn't work if your regional settings are set to "1337."
posted by Eideteker at 2:52 PM on November 29, 2010


Interesting how it has to be translated from german to german. German to english doesn't work nearly as well.
posted by crunchland at 2:53 PM on November 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


Have you heard?
posted by Rat Spatula at 2:54 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Now with punctuation.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:54 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I prefer the classics
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 2:58 PM on November 29, 2010 [8 favorites]


I love this so much.
posted by weston at 2:58 PM on November 29, 2010


Klaktoveesdstein!
posted by progosk at 3:12 PM on November 29, 2010


This is perhaps the best use of Google translate's german-to-german thus far!

I like to keep my options open
posted by graventy at 3:18 PM on November 29, 2010


Every German can today be proud.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:29 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I love this so hard.
posted by boghead at 3:31 PM on November 29, 2010


This is a lot of fun. I spent quite a bit of time doing this. Here's the result.
posted by swellingitchingbrain at 3:32 PM on November 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


My car won't start!
posted by zamboni at 3:39 PM on November 29, 2010 [24 favorites]


Sounds like a problem with the starter, zamboni.
posted by graventy at 3:42 PM on November 29, 2010


I wish I could kill the small part of me who hates that this is maybe my favorite thing ever.

That guy is an asshole and really keeping me down.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:44 PM on November 29, 2010


Some dudes on reddit were trying to recreate the Amen Break. Here's my attempt, but there seems to be a ~100 char limit so I left out the second half.
posted by marco_nj at 3:55 PM on November 29, 2010 [6 favorites]


Needs more ünzk.
posted by klangklangston at 3:56 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Clearly, the next step is to write a translator to turn Standard Beatbox Notation into Google Beatbox.
posted by zamboni at 3:57 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Prisencolinensinainciusol?
posted by Sprocket at 3:58 PM on November 29, 2010


Psch Psch Psch Haden Freude
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:14 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Now add music and TechnoViking can dance to it.
posted by bwg at 4:32 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


First person to compose a Mefi Music track just using google translator gets a favorite.
posted by drezdn at 4:48 PM on November 29, 2010


Previously.

Personally, I prefer The Swearotron.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:56 PM on November 29, 2010


I can't figure out why the English phrase shooby doo wop bop becomes "doo wop shooby bop" in Welsh. What is the grammatical significance of "shooby"?
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:10 PM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


What is the grammatical significance of "shooby"?

Man, if you gotta ask, don't mess with it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:27 PM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


I apologize in advance
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 5:30 PM on November 29, 2010 [9 favorites]


I can't some. please hope me!
posted by mexican at 5:35 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, no.
posted by item at 4:30 PM on November 29


I have never been more wrong in my life. Maybe a couple of times. Anyway, this is so very wonderful, a fun internet toy just when I needed a new fun internet toy.

This one is helicopter
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:37 PM on November 29


Later on in the flight - be glad you disembarked before this happened.
posted by item at 5:47 PM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


music, non stop.
posted by mexican at 5:55 PM on November 29, 2010


oops, missed Pruitt-Igoe's classic link. sorry.
posted by mexican at 5:59 PM on November 29, 2010


Halp, there is no listen button on my iPad. Am I going to have to buy a computer for this?
posted by Ad hominem at 6:15 PM on November 29, 2010


I meant on the page, of course my iPad has no listen button. Steve would never ok a listen button.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:16 PM on November 29, 2010


I ***love*** this.
posted by seawallrunner at 6:21 PM on November 29, 2010


Halp, there is no listen button on my iPad. Am I going to have to buy a computer for this?

No, an android device with flash should be fine.
posted by delmoi at 6:51 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


This feels like a birthday party. Thanks!
posted by salishsea at 7:37 PM on November 29, 2010


delmoi: No, an android device with flash should be fine.


This is an important point: it requires flash even though there is no flash object to click. So, for those of us using ClickToFlash, you'll have to add "translate.google.com" to your whitelist.
posted by 47triple2 at 8:05 PM on November 29, 2010


Ah what a fun technology
posted by adrian.c at 9:06 PM on November 29, 2010


ksk tk tk ksk kshk kshk ksk tk tk ksk kshk kshk ksk tk tk ksk kshk kshk
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out at 9:07 PM on November 29, 2010


I love this post, and the comments, so much.
posted by wander at 9:08 PM on November 29, 2010


How'd I lose my commas?

ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk, ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk, ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out at 9:12 PM on November 29, 2010


I am happy!
posted by not_on_display at 9:16 PM on November 29, 2010


ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk, ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk, ksk tk tk ksk, kshk kshk --- Sounds like crickets.
posted by crunchland at 9:27 PM on November 29, 2010


Sorry it's not anything funny - this is the closest I could get to a proper beat.
posted by komara at 9:30 PM on November 29, 2010


This gem was buried in the Reddit comments.
posted by teraflop at 11:40 PM on November 29, 2010 [18 favorites]


It's better than Hasselhoff's singing.
posted by stormpooper at 6:44 AM on November 30, 2010


You can't stop this beat.
posted by Kelly Tulsa at 7:39 AM on November 30, 2010


FOUR ON THE FLOOR
posted by speicus at 12:20 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hm. I get only silence, using Safari 5.
posted by Mars Saxman at 2:45 PM on November 30, 2010


I just made a German girl say some things I've always wanted to hear.

WHAT. oh, right, context, context sorry
posted by sidereal at 3:10 PM on November 30, 2010


Huh, a delightfully surprising use of Google Translate. What fun!
posted by nickyskye at 4:58 PM on November 30, 2010


I got it to drool on itself a little. And a little more.

heh heh heh.
posted by not_on_display at 5:15 PM on November 30, 2010


something about Flashblock keeping it form making sound
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 10:29 PM on November 30, 2010


And this, is Die Antwoord
posted by jrishel at 8:05 AM on December 1, 2010


jrishel...did you mean to do that one in Afrikaans? The German version is way cooler.
posted by salishsea at 2:19 PM on December 1, 2010


Some of the letter combinations required to produce particular drum sounds
posted by juv3nal at 1:44 AM on December 2, 2010


salishsea, yeah, Afrikaans was on purpose... that was the joke, because Die Antwoord raps in Afrikaans...

I feel like I just killed a sad little clown put it out of its misery, really
posted by jrishel at 7:27 AM on December 2, 2010


I made this:
pvzkbschkpvzkpvbschkzkpvzkbschkpvzkpvbschkbschkbsstzkbsstzkbsstzkbsstzk bsch
posted by Mokusatsu at 10:16 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oops, the link was to an early draft, the URL is wrong (but the text above is what I intended and can be copied in manually).

I think this is right.
posted by Mokusatsu at 10:22 AM on December 2, 2010


jrishel...awww...sorry I made you kill the clown.

Following up, Die Antwoords is crazy...thanks for pointing them out to me.
posted by salishsea at 7:35 PM on December 5, 2010


Google has apparently caught on, so if you pick German to German translation and you phrase to be translated has no vowels, the label on the button says "beatbox" instead of "listen."
posted by juv3nal at 10:57 AM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


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