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Transform Google Translate into a BEATBOX MACHINE: Here is how:
1) Go to  Google Translate2) Set the translator to translate German to German3) 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 bsch4) Click “listen”5) Be amazed :)
For the lazy, just click this link and it’ll be done for you.
There’s nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there’s tons of room for experimentation: In German, anyway, “pv” and “zk” make complementary breathy sounds and clicks, respectively. Spaces add pauses. No idea why “bsch” makes that parrot-chirpy sound, but there you go. For some reason, German seems to be the best language for this, since German Google Translate rapidly strings vowelless consonants where it tends to enunciate each one in some other languages. (Which isn’t to say that there aren’t yet more tricks elsewhere.) After a little bit of playing around, “r,” “w,” and “f” seem to be promising letters for beatboxing purposes as well.
Update: Hacker News reader iamdave has come up with a pretty comprehensive Google Translate beatboxing guide:
Here’s your rudiment/instrument notationzk = suspended cymbalbschk = snarepv = brushbk = basstk = flam1vk = roll tapkt = flam2kttp = flam tapkrp = hi hat tappv = short rollth = better hi hatthp, ds = instant rimshot.