Plenty of people can mimic sounds with their mouths. Beatboxers, however, take it to a whole other level, realistically producing every bass beat, snare hit, record scratch, and melody line in a single track, all with their voices. They're the "one-man bands" of the 21st century. A research team from the University of Southern California (USC) wanted to know how they do what they do, and in the process, took some jaw-dropping footage of their vocal tracts in action.
The Human Instrument
Real-Time MRI of a Beatboxer From 2013
Real-Time MRI of a Beatboxer From 2017
"Rimshot K" Sound
Written by Ashley Hamer November 20, 2018
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