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How to use Google translate to beatbox

All together now: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
All together now: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch

2010 has seen a lot of impressive hi-tech gear releases, but as the year draws to a close, it's Google's translate service that's fast becoming the internet's most talked-about music making tool.

Why? Because it can beatbox. Try it for yourself by going to Google translate and changing the translation options from German to German. Then copy+paste the following into the text field:

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

Then press Listen.

This bizarre side-use of Google translate was discovered by a Reddit user by the name of harrichr and word of it is spreading fast. A video by chulini that remixes the beatboxing with YouTube clips is already doing the rounds.

We're sure it won't be the last.

(Via Create Digital Music)

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.