The "Dig My Awesome Alert Tones" thread

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by spblat, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Fact #1: Alert tones are customizable. Like almost all of them. From calendar alerts to voicemail to the sound it makes when you send an e-mail. Everything!

    Fact #2: despite the fact that Apple wants you to buy alert tones from them, it appears the .m4r ringtones we can already create on our own can be used as alert tones.

    Hence what will likely be an orgy of customization and a proliferation of ideas for great sounds to match various iOS events.

    So? How are you customizing your alert tones? Where are you getting your sounds?

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    ...okay, I'll start. Here's the classic Wilhelm Scream.

    http://www.archive.org/details/WilhelmScreamSample

    Read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream
     
  2. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    You beat me to making this thread! I want to suggest that instead of linking to tones online, we should upload them for others to use. For texts, I use the "pause" sound from the original Super Mario Bros. game.
     

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  3. ZepFloyd macrumors member

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    can i ask, how do i take tones that are uploaded and get them on my iphone? im a newb with that type of stuff
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    The Mac Startup Bong. It's my SMS tone and every time I hear it I love it!
     
  5. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    Got to get my old spice whistle transferred from my Evo!
     
  6. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Got mine off cydia
     
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Love it. I've had the Super Mario theme as a ringtone for ages. I use it for my alarm clock sound.

    You can download a bunch of other SMB sounds from Audiko: http://audiko.net/ringtone/Super+Mario
     
  8. iTorment macrumors member

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    PLEASE upload that
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    CTU Ringtone from 24. You will not get it if you haven't watched 24 :D
     
  10. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    So far, I've only made one custom tone; I set the text message tone to be the "1-up" sound from Super Mario World.

    I used the one from the original SMB first but it was too jarring. The SMW one is perfect and just as noticeable.

    I wonder the lady that did the computer in Star Trek ever recorded such things for fans? Would be fun to use her voice for things like new voicemail and calendar alerts. :)
     
  11. ZepFloyd macrumors member

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    anyone?
     
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  14. fsck-y dingo, Oct 12, 2011
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    fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    Here's the one I've been using for a while. It's the current Xbox 360's start up chime.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?upqb0anzdaz5fzc


    If the extension is .m4r just put it in iTunes and it should show up under "Ringtones".
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Go to this link: http://audiko.net/

    It's the easiest way to make any type of tone. Save the tone, then drag it into iTunes and sync. It will be under the tones menu now. You can also download other already made tones. ALL FREE.

    Just make sure you click the iPhone link when you save/download.
     
  16. Twiztid11 macrumors newbie

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    When I made a tone it can only used as a ringtone, how can I make it a text tone?
     
  17. spblat, Oct 12, 2011
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    spblat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1) Find a sound

    2) Upload to www.audiko.net or find another way to make an .m4r of it (same way you make an iPhone ringtone)

    3) Import your new .m4r into iTunes, notice it shows up under ringtones

    4) Sync

    5) Pick the new ringtone as your new sound for ...well for whatever you want to use that sound for. I'm using cartoon015.wav for my SMS tone and I converted it with Audiko.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    You stole mine!

    My voicemail alert: You've got mail (AOL)
     

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  19. spblat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Sorry, I was super busy the last few days.

    Here's the MacStartup Tone. As a bonus here is also the Old Spice Whistle Tone and a Chrono Cross Alert.
     

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  21. elit3nemesis, Oct 16, 2011
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    elit3nemesis macrumors regular

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    Awesome thread, keep them coming.:D

    Can someone do the AOL "You've got mail" in a .m4r.
     
  22. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I think you missed it:
     
  23. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    how about the driod default
     

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  24. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have any of the following:
    "Make it so" -Picard
    "Nuclear launch detected" - Starcraft 1
     
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