Problem is it’s a human voice, bit more compex than that.
What I was thinking I could do it reduce it to a rediculously low quality and edit the crap out of it .
OR I could somehow get the DC waveform from a virtual analog jack… it wouldn’t truly be their voice but the electrical impulses caused by their voice.
I had another idea. I could zoom into the individual sounds and just take a sample since each is a repeated tone at a particular freq and amp
for example a microsecond sample of the J sound
another of the O
and so on… the actual sound produced by the image on her tattoo would be 4ms long and incomprehensible but I feel like it would be simple enough
You could put almost anything in that artwork and call it good. Your sample is about the waveform for someone breaking a toothpick [snap!]. That’s not someone reciting their name and address.
If you’re after the aww factor, I would try and get recordings of each heartbeat. Since you’re not likely to actually get that, fake recording it and make something up. I suspect strongly that’s what your sample is.
Just one second of a voice recording contains literally thousands of bits of data. To simplify that down enough to create a nice tattoo you need an “artist’s impression” of the sound rather than the actual sound. Perhaps you could get a recording of them saying just one or two words, perhaps their names, then trim off the noise / silence from the ends of the recording, zoom into the waveform and resize the track so that it is the kind of proportions that you want, then take a screenshot (see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/help_menu.html#tools) so that you have something like this:
Then print out the image and give it to a good tattoo artist and see what they can come up with.
There’s another idea. This is a monolog “This is the shopper audio test.” as a full waveform and then again with the bottom sheared off. Print that one and carefully trace the tips of the upward peaks. I tried it in Photoshop and it didn’t work because I don’t have a stylus.
One of the sound posting services does their on-line displays like that.
Yes. That’s the single percussive impact (toohpick snap) from my first post. The problem is going to be making them look different. Once you strip away duration and quality, everything starts looking the same.
Are you still going to tell them, “This is your voice…”