Ringtones have been around for over a decade now, yet their popularity still remains very high. People are still willing to pay up to several dollars per download. However, now with many different web sites and software options, the process of creating and downloading ringtones has become very easy, and free for the most part.
Ringtones can consist of any imaginable combinations of noises, songs, or effects. The process of making high quality ringtones has been made very easy as of recent, with new software allowing users to make ringtones out of almost any sound file. This software is now available on every major operating system, and can even be found on some websites. These websites allow users to upload a sound file, giving them an editor with a visual representation of the file with a measure of the audio file's loudness over time. Users are able to easily chose the portion of the song they wish to use, and simply send it to their phone.
Before creating a ringtone for your particular device, it is good to know what king of ringtones your phone supports. They come in different types, including Monophonic, Polyphonic, Truetone, and Video Ringtone. Another important attribute to ringtones are their format, which could be 3gp, AAC, AMR, mp3, or Ogg Vorbis to name just a few.
So how do you decipher all of this and know what you need to do for a ringtone to work? Well, it really just comes down to what phone you have. Fortunately if you bought your phone within the past couple years, the process is very easy because most phones have become pretty universal in that they support Truetone and usually the mp3 format. This means you can easily take some your of favorite mp3 files from your computer, plug them into software, chose the portion of the audio file you want as a ringtone, and convert it.
If you are unsure if your phone supports mp3 format along with the Truetone type, just do a quick Google search for your phone model plus ringtone format.
As far as finding the best desktop software, many users have Audacity to be great software for creating ringtones. Audacity is nice in that it is compatible for all major operating systems. Its free and open source and can be downloaded at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. Audacity also gives many more features, allowing users to add affects such as noise removal, change pitch effect, change tempo effect, and add fade in and out effects to name a few.
Rob Miller operates GoHandee.com which allows users to Create Ringtones for Mobile
GoHandee allows users to download and create ringtones, and saves it to the site so they may easily access it from the mobile site and apply the ringtone to their phone.
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