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Picture of Fishbone Challenge: Stupid Waveform Tricks
Fish2.jpg
Fish1.jpg
Or, the Hazards of Sound Checking

Anyone who has ever fiddled with recording software has seen the visual waveforms that happen when noise is made. And lots of folks have done beautiful and inspired things with the waveform images. But I think the well of stupidity has remained largely untapped...

Believe it or not, the waveform "Fishbones"  in this Instructable were created by yelling the following into the microphone: "HEAD! Rib, RIB, RIB, Rib, Rib, rib, rib,.. taIL!" (Listen to the Mp3 for the sad, sick proof... So deeply stupid on so many levels).


Step 1: The Rules

Picture of The Rules
Here are the rules (that I made up):

1. The noise you make into the microphone has to be words describing the thing you're building: either its parts or it's name. Example: the fish below was done by saying the names of the parts, but it would also have been legal (and theoretically possible, though I haven't tried it) to stutter "Fi-i-i-i-i-i-SH!"
2. No editing, via audio or image editing software; it's gotta be live.
3. There is no number four.