Digital Ringtones

Written by Adam Blau
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Some users of cellular phones can now access digital music through their phones with the advent of digital ringtones. Formerly, the ringtones on telephones were relegated to MIDI-style rings. These rings, adapted from MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) protocol, simply played a set of tones back using a tiny synthesizer within the cell phone.

Now, though, MP3 and WAV technology has introduced the world of cell phones to an entirely new type of ringer. Digital ringtones are making waves in the latest models of cell phones. For a new, fully-stocked phone to compete in the marketplace today, it must make the greatest use of digital technology for its ringer selection.

Digital Ringtones and How They Affect You

It is truly the customer who wins out with the introduction of digital ringtones. Whereas in older times the cell phone user was relegated to a series of MIDI-induced bleeps, the modern cell phone client has literally no limit to the type of ringtone he or she wishes to select. The phone simply plays back digital audio, using the same family of file that exists on CDs and MP3s.

Because of this, content developers have leapt to their feet and begun creating digital ringtones of popular artists, songs, and sound effects. It is also possible for cell phone users to create their own digital ringtones, either of their CDs or of their own voice. Digital technology has truly revolutionized the way we use our cell phones.


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