Ringtones for calling to a mobile phone can be bought, but they cost a lot of money, and often you can’t even listen to them to find out which part of the song it is. Often such excerpts from songs are of low quality (which confirms their illegality, because licensed music has at least acceptable quality), and in some cases it will not even be played. If you own a modern Motorola phone (with a USB input, a slot for a Micro SD card and the ability to play mp3 files), then using our article you can make your own ringtones for free.
- 1 Understanding the process. Ringtone is just a short sound file in .mp3 format. You hear it when the phone rings, while the caller hears the usual ringing tones. After four rings, the caller will be redirected to voicemail. After accessing voicemail, the call becomes missed and the ringtone ceases to sound. Call yourself and note the time. If the duration of the ringtone exceeds the duration of the beeps, then it is too long. It will work, but you will hear only this part.
- 2 Make your ringtone.
- Download Audacity. This is a free and fairly easy to use sound editor. Other programs can also perform similar functions, but Audacity is free, simple, and affordable on Mac and Linux, so you don’t necessarily need a Windows computer.
- Unpack Audacity in a place convenient for you. On Windows, this is usually C: Program FilesAudacity. You can also bring the shortcut to the desktop (right-click on the audacity.exe file, then choose Send> Desktop (create shortcut).
- Open the Audacity program.
- Find the .mp3 file you want to make your incoming call ringtone. Drag it to any part of the open Audacity window. Wait for the analysis to complete.
- Before you opened the wave diagram of the song. Find the zoom icon (magnifier with a plus sign). Enlarge the chart. If you started Audacity for the first time, then spend a few minutes getting to know the user interface of the program.
- Listen to the song and find the beginning of the part that you need. The scale of the chart should be such that you see at least 45 seconds of the song.
- Place the cursor in the desired location and click Play. Are you happy with the start of the call? If not, then click Stop (important!) And move the starting point to another location (nearby). So you will find the necessary moment of the song (later, when you will brag about YOUR OWN ringtone, the initial part should impress your friends).
- A simple way to complete the task: below you will see three fields with hours, minutes and seconds. In the middle field, enter a value of 30 seconds. Check that it is a Duration.
- The hard way: do the same, but enter 35 seconds. Click play. The melody will sound within 35 seconds. VERY carefully watch the ending. Keep track of where it should end, at any moment after 25 seconds, most likely closer to 30 seconds, depending on the network / operator. A good ending is NOT as important as a good start to the melody, but it can also be effective if you want to show off and not answer the call. Adjust the ending with the mouse.
- Listen to the passage again to make sure completely. If something is wrong, then repeat the above steps. If everything is in order, then read on.
- From the File menu, select Export Option.
- You will be prompted for metadata. Artist, album and similar information. For ringtones, this is not necessary, so you can click Clear, then OK.
- Now you will see the most common Save window. But first, click Options in the lower left. Select from the following options: Permanent, 96 kbps, stereo.
- Select the folder to save. First, the ringtones are saved on the PC, and then transferred to the phone. So you can remove the ringtones to free up space, and then transfer them again. Click Save.
- When you save the .mp3 file for the first time, Audacity will inform you that there is no .mp3 codec. Do not worry, this is not scary. Just click Download. You will be redirected to the site. Depending on your OS (Windows), follow these instructions. At the end you save the file in size
375KB in .DLL format to the folder with the Audacity program to be able to save files in .mp3 format.
- Go to the phone menu (usually the center button).
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Connections.
- Go to USB settings.
- Press the center enter button and arrows to change the "Default" option to "Portable device". Now the phone will appear on the computer as a removable drive with the amount of memory equal to the size of the Micro SD card.
- Connect the USB cable to the computer and phone. The order does not matter.
- If everything is done correctly (and it should be so), then the message “Connected as a portable device. Files on the memory card are now unavailable” will be displayed on the phone.
- When using Windows that is configured correctly, the installation of the “new (or unknown) USB device” will first occur. Upon completion, your phone will be recognized as a removable drive, and Windows will offer options. Select view files and folders.
- In the root directory of the phone, open the Motorola folder.
- Open the General folder.
- Open the Ringtones folder.
- Go to the folder where the recently made ringtone is saved.
- Select your ringtone or several if there are more than one.
- Right-click and drag the file (s) into the Ringtones folder. Release the button. Select Copy.
- Find a ringtone. Press the menu button. Go to the Media Gallery. Further Sounds.
- Locate the file using the arrows. If you have a lot of files, then start typing the name as if you were writing a message. Usually one or two first letters are enough.
- To the right of the file you will see the icon of the memory card. This means that it is stored on a memory card.
- Click Options, usually the button on the left.
- Go to Management, press the right button.
- Select Move, press Enter.
- Choose where to move the file. Select Phone and press Enter.
- Repeat for all ringtones.
- On the home screen, press Menu.
- Select Call Types.
- Change to Loud or Medium.
- Make a choice (Read more about loud or Read more about medium).
- Go to Calls. Press the enter button, scroll down, find a new ringtone and press Enter.
- Open the Contacts menu.
- Select the desired contact. The ringtone will be assigned to all phone numbers of the selected contact (home, mobile, work, etc.).
- Press Options.
- Click Edit Contact.
- Scroll down to Ringtone.
- Press Enter and select a ringtone.
Instructions for creating a ringtone in the Mp3directcut application:
- Creating your own ringtone on your Android phone is very simple, for this we open the MP3 file in the Mp3directcut application,
- Cut the excess part of the song
- Adjust the volume of the music track,
- We create the effect of smoothly increasing the volume of the melody,
- At the end of the recording, we make the effect of turning down the volume,
- Save the file and transfer it to your cell phone.
Create a ringtone using the Ringdroid app
Understanding how to create a ringtone from a computer for your smartphone, you can download the Ringdroid program and use it. Open the application and select a song in the general list. Immediately after that, her audiograph will be displayed. There are two sliders on it that you have to move around the song. Using them, you can select the desired fragment, which will subsequently become your ringtone on the phone.
When you have already selected the necessary fragment, you can save the finished ringtone by clicking on the icon with a retro diskette drawn on it. A save window will appear on the PC monitor, where you need to specify the type of signal. There are several options - put the created ringtone on a call, message or make an alarm call. As you can see, creating a ringtone is not at all difficult, it remains only to transfer the melody to the phone.
Create a ringtone using the smartphone itself
To create a ringtone from your smartphone, you will need to download the Ringtone Maker application from the Play Market or any convenient site. Immediately after opening a list will appear with all the melodies that are on your phone. Select any of them and click on “Change”.
Then you can move the sliders or manually enter the start and end time of the ringtone. Select a passage and save it by clicking on the floppy disk and then “Save As”. Next, you will be prompted to immediately set the created ringtone to a specific contact or make it the default for all.
That's all, now you know how to create a ringtone for your Android phone.