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In case you’re too old (or too white!) to know what beatboxing is, it’s the art of literally using your mouth as a musical instrument. Beatboxers are known for doing a lot of percussion and record-scratching turntable noises, but the great ones can make sounds that mortal humans just shouldn’t be able to produce.

Razorcom LLC’s Beatbox app is basically a beatboxing keyboard laid out in grid format. Push a key and get a weird noise, and if you’ve already fired up the iPod you can beatbox along with the music.

Beatbox is a super-simple app so there’s not much to say about how it works… again, push a key and get a weird noise… but if I were to add an imaginary feature aside from the obvious “record a track” request, it would be the ability to record your own beatbox sounds and assign them to keys for playback. The 16 sounds that come with the app all sound good to my untrained ear, but if your heroes are named Blake Lewis and Butterscotch then you’re probably dying for someone to make this possible.

In the meantime, you’ll just have to accept Beatbox for the fun beatboxing toy that it is.




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