Produced in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Drift spent several weekends recording the calls, quacks, squawks, and other noises of the visitors to be played for the giant rubber duck. The recordings were then turned into songs used to greet (or possibly harass) the water foul with great fanfare on its slow journey to downtown Pittsburgh.

The giant quackophone was moored near the duck on the north shore during the welcoming party while pedestrians were handed kazoos and other noisemakers to participate in duck-call karoke.