New Garageband 4.1.1 Feature Allows Ringtones to Be Created

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by G4R2, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    According to Gizmodo, yesterday's Garageband update has a new "Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes" feature that has been long predicted:

    I'm at work unfortunately and can't test this out. Does anyone know if this really does work?
  2. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
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    Good news for us mac owners. Although it was pretty easy to do it before the updste They can't be making much on the official ringtones from iTunes.
  3. jjprusk macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2007
    New Garageband 4.1.1 Feature Allows Ringtones to Be Created

    Just tried this and it works as advertised. Its nice to be able to construct a ringtone by picking pieces of a song and simply "sending" to iTunes. Upon next sync, the ringtone is available to use as a ringtone. Simple and easy.
  4. teiresias macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    This basically automates what I was doing before in Garageband, but I have a question.

    Does anyone know how to "normalize" custom ringtone volumes with the rest of the sounds on the iPhone? Some of my custom ringtones are ALOT louder than the rest of the phone's sounds and I can't find a way in Garageband to actually get my exported ringtone to be softer - even if I adjust the dB in the individual imported track or in the whole project.
  5. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    yeah i saw this too on Engadget, pretty cool if you ask me..
  6. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    I found this by accident just now. I was just about to post that I found this and I see a thread has already been started. I've been working on two new ringtones for myself. I did one yesterday and that feature wasn't there, and I was working on the second one today and...MAGIC! That's VERY cool and I'm so happy that Apple has heard our outcry over this.

    Thank you Apple!



    P.S. My two new ringtones are the theme from Super Mario Bros (I didn't like any of the ones I've heard out there), and the background music from Super Mario World (Yoshi). Both of my ringtones a super dorky way...and I've set the looping region so that it loops seamlessly.
  7. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    i'm pleasantly surprised by this! i'd thought the reason that apple wasn't endorsing this before was because they didn't want to get entangled in copyright issues with the music industry. i guess requiring the use of garageband somehow gets around this, or at least distances apple from risk enough for them to be okay with it...
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    I don't own an iPhone, but thank god.

    Thats 1 of the pretty basic features out of the way... Next...!
  9. coumerelli macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2003
    state of confusion.
    Am I reading something wrong? The title on the Front Page is "GarageTunes. When did apple release GarageTunes? Arn? Are you OK? :p
  10. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    um. momentary lapse. fixed.

  11. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    All the more reason for people to own an iMac:)
  12. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    This has been such an obvious "synergy" I can't believe it took this long. I'd just about given up on the possibility-- I'm glad they finally did it! Woohoo!
  13. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO

    While it seemed inevitable, I'm still pleasantly surprised.
    This is a nice bit of news heading into the weekend.

    Now if we can just get Disk Mode support on iPhones... :p
  14. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Well this was unexpected! I can definitely see myself utilizing this. :D Thank you, Apple!
  15. carlitofox macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    in theroy correct me if i'm wrong (like i had to write that ) but due to their being no copyright as such on home created garageband ringtones could this lead to a upload/podcast type of thing for itunes where people upload there created ringtones and other people can download them ????

    that would be cool.
  16. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Yay! I'm so excited! :) I have quite a few songs on CDs I'd like to make into ringtones, but don't want to pay $1.98 to get it from the store (or even worse $9.99 for songs that are sold only with the entire album & not by themselves). I would've been content if iTunes checked which CDs you imported and checked to see if those were on the store and just pay 99¢ to make ringtones w/o also having to get the whole song, too.
  17. CBJammin103 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2007
    Louisiana, United States
    What about for those of us that aren't on the very latest iLife? Not getting any ringtone support...?
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    You can't please all of the people all of the time. You'll want blood next I suppose.
  19. calpundit macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2005
    Plausible deniability

    If you read the Apple info doc, it says this at the top (emphasis added):

    "With GarageBand 4.1.1 you can export your original song, your original audio recordings, or use Apple Loops and iLife jingles to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone."

    Apparently, from the reports on this site, it also works for non-original songs.

    I think the wording of the preamble is Apple's answer to the music industry's predictable howls about copyright infringement.
  20. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    I just don't get Apple nowadays.

    Either this was poorly planned releasing this feature after tons of bad will was built-up in the base and the youger folks.

    Or, this was their plan all along, and Apple care more about the media companies than us.

    I have a buddy who is a senior guy at MSFT, and years ago he said that MSFT could care less about me and the "guys who walk into Best Buy." What they cared about were the networks and content providers.

    Apple took a different approach, and the rest is history. I just hope Apple doesn't forget what got them to where they are today.

    Either way, this feature addition is a good thing.
  21. Clive At Five macrumors 65816

    Clive At Five

    May 26, 2004
    St. Paul, MN

    ...not that I have an iPhone... but "woohoo" anyway.

  22. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    College Station, Tx
    just tried it out on my work computer... works like a charm!
  23. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    WoW! What is it like being a geek?!:p:D
  24. walnuts macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    ...or a quick update will "fix" the "problem" with Garageband and limit only to original recordings.
  25. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    This is more like it!

    Great how iPhone functionality is unlocked later. Next up, video recording support.

    Can't wait for my iPhone now :)

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