custom made caller id announcements

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by orlasttoy, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. orlasttoy macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    ok..this friggin phone has brought out my innermost nerd but here goes....

    1. in TEXTEDIT, type "John Smith is calling"

    2. fire up AUDIOHIJACK and hijack TEXTEDIT

    3. hit record & quickly switch over to TEXTEDIT and go EDIT-SPEECH-START SPEAKING

    4. your mac will speak whatever you typed in (i chose the Victoria voice but do as u wish)

    5. Sop recording

    6. u now have an 'aiff file of your ID announcement on your desktop

    7. open this file with Final Cut Pro (or any other editing app u have access to) & loop it for 30 seconds at whatever repeat speed u like.

    8. TIP: add an audio EQ to take the bass out cuz the little iPhone speakers dont handle low end well (they distort)

    9. export your 30 second sequence as a mono AIFF

    10. use Itunes to convert it to an mp3 (i went 64kbps mono)

    11. use iToner to easily add it as a ringtone

    Thats it! Sounds harder than it is but its soooooo handy to NOT have to take the fone out of your pocket when listening to music...the tunes just fade out & u hear "John Smith is calling."

    Its sweet.
  2. erandall38 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    I was not aware you could assign different ring tones to different members of your phone book...?
    So is it always saying "John Smith is calling" or can you assign different ring tones?
  3. orlasttoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    yep everyon gets a personalized ringtone..whether its this or simply a difft song for every person (doesnt distinguish between difft phone #s for each person tho, like home vs. cel...)
  4. erandall38 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Would you mind telling me how to do that? do you use SSH?
  5. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006

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