Professional-Sounding Ringtones

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  1. Surely Guest

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    Anyone else baffled as to why Apple only included one true ringtone with the iPhone (Old Phone)?

    I'm not a fan of ringtones that sound like songs, or ringtunes, and I find that if I use one, either I don't notice my phone is ringing, or it just sounds stupid if it rings while I'm at work or with colleagues. I guess I shouldn't have chosen "Baby Got Back".

    I'm looking for some professional-sounding ringtones, and I thought that a thread may be a good place for other iPhone users to share what they have found or made. And, sorry, but "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men At Work doesn't count as professional-sounding.

    I hope this can become a useful thread for everyone.
     
  2. Aries326 macrumors 6502

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    You can always rip off ringtones from other phones. I plan on doing that with my motorola.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I've been using the ringtone heard on the iPhone commercials. To me it's the most professional sounding. It's in here somewhere. I wish I could post the thread link for ya.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I make my own ringtones and sync them over SSH :)
     
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    Thanks.

    So basically, what it looks like, at least from the limited submissions from today, is that my two choices are the Old Phone ringer or the high pitched chirpy ringer.

    Great. I must say a sarcastic 'thanks' to Apple for the awesome ringer choices they provided with the iPhone. What did they think, that I was going to spend 99¢ for a 'Low' by Flo Rida ringtone so that when it rings at work during one of the occasions I forget to turn the ringer off, my patients think I'm an idiot?

    Maybe when they rolled out the corporate plans, they should have updated the included ringtone selection?
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    You realize that if you iPhone is jailbroken, you can take any sound clip you want, change the extension to .m4r and drop it into your ringtones folder via iPhoneBrowser or any other SSH program?? Easy fix for your problem bro.
     
  8. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Actually bro, you don't need a jailbroken iPhone to create your own ringtones. You just need Garageband and some sound clips. I understand that. I've already done that. I thought that maybe there were some good ringtones out there that I haven't heard or maybe some creative people have created some new ones and would want to share. You realize that that was the point of this thread, bro?
     
  9. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Here is one that I made in Garageband, it is just a standard ringtone. I wish they would have made some better ones but they are pretty easy to make or adapt using Garageband.
     

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    I made that one too. Thanks for sharing though :cool: Happy membership birthday BTW....

    I used that one on my RAZR last year. It was an awesome ringtone, but it's time for me to move on....

    Thanks :cool:

    Keep 'em coming.....
     
  11. paulold macrumors 6502

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    OK - I've read the Apple Support instructions as to how to create iPhone ringtones with Garageband. I'm familiar with using Garageband, so this shouldn't be too difficult for me. But I've got a problem. I've dedicated my Mac Book Pro to be used only with my music equipment (home studio). I have a Windows PC for all my other usual stuff. Thus, my iTunes is on my PC and I have synced my iPhone and iPod Classic to my PC's iTunes. Is there any way I could still create a ringtone in Garageband on my laptop and get it into my iPhone via my PC?
     
  12. Surely thread starter Guest

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    How about this:
    -create the ringtone on your MacBook Pro in Garageband
    -send it to iTunes on your MacBook Pro as a ringtone
    -insert a USB flash drive into your MBP
    -open up iTunes, go to the Ringtones, select the new ringtone and drag it onto the disk image of the USB drive on your desktop (make sure it was copied onto the drive)
    -eject the USB drive
    -insert the USB drive into the PC
    -copy the ringtone from the USB drive onto your PC iTunes
    -sync iPhone, add ringtone to iPhone

    I've never done that, but that should work, no?

    I guess you can also use a blank CD and burn it, or maybe even email the new ringtone to yourself, and download it onto the PC.
     
  13. jaydp1 macrumors newbie

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    Nice post

    This method looks nice. But I need to learn using garageband!

     
  14. Scott56R Guest

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    I work in Mobile Phone Software Development and have access to all of the manufacturers phones.

    I was thinking, would there be any interest if I made a website with most of the 'other' ringtones from other phones, already converted to a format the iPhone will reconise?

    Just gauging interest at the moment
     
  15. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    YES! god, YES! :)
     
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    That would be fantastic. It's surprising that a site like that doesn't already exist. However, there may be copyright issues- the rings may be owned by either the manufacturers or the carriers. Before you decide to go forward with that, I'd say look into the legality of it. We wouldn't want you to get in any trouble:cool:

    If you do it, please post a link on this thread. And thank you in advance.
     
  18. Scott56R Guest

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    Yep, I agree but a I am not 100% on this.

    I will speak to a few of the manufactorers tomorrow, not neccessarily mentioning what I am doing but to find out if there is a ©*on the tones.

    I'll report back tomorrow when I am in the office.
     
  19. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Wow.....was it good for you? And just from saying he'd post some ringtones.... :p:D

    Sounds good my fellow Commonwealth friend. Please update us :cool:
     
  20. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Only trying to help. And yes, in order to SSH and add ringtones using the method I was speaking of, you have to have a jailbroken phone.
     
  21. Surely thread starter Guest

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    It didn't seem like you were trying to help from the way you wrote your original post (above). It seemed like you were talking down to me and trying to show me how ridiculously simple my 'problem' is, and how easy the fix is. I just need to "realize" it.

    In my response, I was merely trying to point out that the point of this thread is to post professional sounding ringtones. If I wanted to know how to make them via your method, I would have done a simple search and I'm sure a dozen threads would have shown up.

    Thank you for contributing, bro.
     
  22. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    possible request, how about the Metal Gear Solid Codec beep for messages :p
     
  23. alFR macrumors 68020

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    A search on google for "midi ringtone" brings up 799,000 hits. You could try "nokia ringtone" or whatever as well. There are bound to be some "normal phone" tones among that lot, just drop the midi file into Garageband, mark a loop and share to iTunes. I don't really see the problem. :confused:
     
  24. Scott56R Guest

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    Good news and Bad news :(

    Looks like the content is copyright protected so offering these converted on a site would be illegal.

    The good news is: Tonight I am going to look into putting a app together that will convert a music/sound file into a iPhone ringtone. Something like, select file, click button, ringtone appears on desktop :). No promises but I should be able to knock something together within a hour or so.
     

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