Typedrummer is an ingeniously simple website where you can write any text to hear how it sounds. Letters are being transformed into particular instruments from a drum kit.
This web-based fun tool was created by a Philadelphia-based developer and designer Kyle Stetz.
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Obviously, most people start from typing their own names, but, hey, let’s do some test and check out how would famous book titles perform on stage.
You can choose from a basic drum set, but there is also an option to load and play a richer sample from the song “Fool” by Moon Bounce.
One tip from someone who practiced words-to-drums for the last hour. The shorter the title the better the rhythm, and the simpler the sounds.
If the title is long, it will produce brit-hop sequences, some of them interesting and flowing seamlessly, some simply disturbing.
Catch-22 offers a steady pop line. Pride and Prejudice is about emotions and uncertainty. For the pure funky style, use Moby-Dick. Dracula turns out to be a 80s ballad. Lolita is full of suspense.
Most interesting, however, is 1984. You’ll be surprised to hear how it sounds – or maybe not, having in mind what the book is about…
Famous book titles as played on drums
Famous book titles as played on drums: Catch-22. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Dracula. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Life of Pi. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Pride and Prejudice. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Lolita. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Moby-Dick. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: 1984. ⇢ Play it.
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