03-02-2009 3:11 PM
All models - Tutorial: Make Your Own High Quality FREE Ringtones (as many as you want)
First go to http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and download Audacity Audio Editor version 1.2.6. It's the latest stable version and I haven't checked the newer ones yet. Next, make a folder on your PC in C:\Program Files called Audacity and move everything associated with Audacity to it. You should also add the LAME library (for making mp3's) to the same folder. You can either search the web for it or you can use a link in the program later on. Note, you do not actually "install" Audacity but rather you "run" it so right-click on the file called Audacity and select Send To > Desktop. This is your shortcut to using the program. The shortcut can also be copied into your Start menu.
Once you've accomplished the opening stuff you're ready to go. Read all the way through the following tutorial before beginning and don't be afraid to use the Undo button in Audacity. I like to use Fade In and Out effects on my ringtones, but the following is just to get you started. Feel free to post kudos if you found this useful or if you hated it;-) Also, feel free to donate to the open-source guys at the Audacity project on their sourceforge page; as you're about to find out, they do good work.
You should be off and away making as many ringtones as you like. Once you have some finished you can email them to your phone (MMS), use Bluetooth or a USB cable to download them directly, or you can load them directly onto a microSD card if your computer has a card reader. There's also a tutorial on how to increase the file limit on Windows Mobile (6.1) based devices such as the LG Incite and HTC Fuze...It's in the LG section. They're limited to 300KB out of the box, but you can change it to 6MB if you like so that you can use higher bitrates (96, 128, and 192). That information is available in other places, but I want to make it easier for everyone than it was for me. If there's any questions about transfering your ringtones to your phone please ask away...I'll do my best to try to help. Also, please keep this thread alive so that people won't need to ask where to get free ringtones anymore. Cheers!
03-23-2009 9:28 PM
I thought of a really good example today of why NOT to pay for ringtones. So let's say over the course of a month you have 10 ringtones you want to get from an online site. Let's say that they average 250KB each. You have no data plan (i.e. you have to pay for data $0.01 per KB). Some quick math equation solving...no quiz I promise...
10 (ringtones) x 250 (KB / ringtone) = 2500KB
2500 (KB) x 0.01 (dollars / KB) = $25.00
For that price you could have just got unlimited data for a month and run amok. Or if you like your money and would rather spend it on a new leather case for your phone, you could do that too. Think about it.
Something I'm amazed at is that not a single person has asked a question about Audacity or making their own ringtones. Either I'm that good or readers are really bashful....I suspect that I'm not that lucky. Just ask...I don't bite (most of the time). You can even use Audacity to mix your own music or voice tracks for videos in addition to enhancing the music you already have. It's versatile. Use it, use the undo button, ask ?'s ...I'll be glad to help.
03-24-2009 2:49 AM
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03-25-2009 1:45 PM
03-25-2009 3:36 PM
I downloaded Audacity, imported mp3 file, but cannot hear the track to know where to delete the part I do not want. What am I missing?
As a possibility i would say turn the speakers on....... but i could be wrong..... also here is a more expanded version of the post above.
Message Edited by RMskater on 02-11-2006 08:37 PM
03-26-2009 2:33 PM
03-26-2009 3:21 PM
03-26-2009 5:26 PM
I did have the speakers on but there was no music just some noise. I believe it is because the files I tried to import were mpeg4 (cds downloaded on to itunes located in my itunes music library). When I imported mp3 files they did fine. This explantion was great but how do I get a converter that is free that I can understand how to use.
Try this site here http://media-convert.com/
03-28-2009 1:08 AM
I believe it is because the files I tried to import were mpeg4 (cds downloaded on to itunes located in my itunes music library). When I imported mp3 files they did fine. This explantion was great but how do I get a converter that is free that I can understand how to use.
You already have it...go into the settings for iTunes and reset them to 128kbps mp3's (should be the standard for everything instead of Microsoft and Apple's proprietary brands. You'll obviously have to re-import your music from your CD's, but you can use this as a learning experience....don't trust Apple. haha jk .....or am I?
03-28-2009 1:10 AM
03-29-2009 11:22 PM
And Wilcre...you're killing me. Wouldn't it have been just as easy to have posted a new thread with the semi-related info and just linking to it? I tried to make it as simple and straitforward as possible so that beginners wouldn't get confused or discouraged.
04-11-2009 8:59 AM
04-14-2009 10:13 PM
Well...that depends what kind of phone you have. One way to do it is to locate the file on the phone with whatever the default file explorer is. On an LG standard phone press Menu > My Stuff > Memory Card and locate the file and continue on... Once you located the file, select it and then press Options > Set As > Ringtone. Each phone will be different, but the general idea is the same. Doing it this way will also let you select ringtones for individual people easier.
Another way to do it is to go to Menu > Settings > Audio & Ringtones > Ringtones and then select your file and press Set.
If you have a Windows smartphone go to Start > Programs > Tools > File Explorer and use the upper-left hand tab to navigate to the file you want to set as your ringtone. Bear in mind that all AT&T phones come preset with a 300KB limit that cannot be exceeded unless you have a Windows Smartphone and use This Guide.
04-17-2009 3:44 AM
There are some online tools that help you cut ringtones out of song files if you find Audacity hard to use or not working. Take a look at Mobizaar.com. That should do the trick... it's free but you have to register there though
04-18-2009 8:23 PM
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