Make Your Own Ringtones

Written by Adam Blau
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Did you know that it is possible to make your own ringtones for your cellular telephone? Gone are the days when you had to listen to a generic electronic ring or an overexposed tune full of bleeps. Now you can turn your favorite songs and recordings into ringtones!

Different Ways to Make Your Own Ringtones

There are a couple of different ways to make your own ringtones for your phone. The first way is to use a program that will translate a tune into a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) format that can be understood by your phone. MIDI is a protocol that has been used by electronic musicians for over 20 years, and the bulk of cell phones use standard ringtones that understand some version of this protocol.

There are several shareware and freeware programs available on the web that allow you to write a melody and translate it for your phone. Different cell phones use different formats, though, so be sure you know what program you need to compose for your phone in particular. This information is available on the websites of most major cell phone manufacturers.

With increasing memory being packed onto phones, it is actually possible these days to capture an audio clip and use it as your cell phone ringer. If you have an MP3 or some WAV files that you would like to use to make your own ringtones, there are programs available that will snip the appropriate segment from an audio file. After that, all you need to do is sync your phone up to a computer or wireless internet service, and you'll be humming your tune of choice in no time.

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