Best ringtone making application?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by benhollberg, May 29, 2011.

  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

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    I've been making ringtones on my iPhone but it would seem easier on a computer. In the Mac App Store there are multiple apps that do this so I was curious if anyone had recommendations?
     
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  3. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can I open my iTunes music in the Ringtone maker of GarageBand? I don't have iLife '11.

    Looks easy but I'd rather be able to preview and all before I make the ringtone. Some applications I have seen look a lot better than this solution.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Audacity is what I use. Open just about any audio file, edit, apply effects (compression & EQ are the ones I use most frequently), export as m4a, then change extension to m4r.
     
  5. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How much is that? Why do you use those effects and what do they do? Thanks.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Audacity is a free app for the Mac, also available for Windows and Linux.

    EQ is equalization. In the case of ringtones I often reduce the low frequencies as they don't really come through the phone's speaker and they effect the overall average loudness...which can be increased with "compression". It takes a bit of tweaking to get the right amount of both, but when you do the ringtones can be much more audible.
     
  7. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll look into it.
     
  8. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I finally downloaded Audacity and am trying to figure it out. When I import an audio track it only imports and will only player one-second of sound. Am I doing this wrong or could it be a bug with Lion or something? Never done this before so sorry if I seem stupid.
     

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