October 23, 2009
Don't you love paying for ringtones of songs you have already purchased? Yeah, me neither. That is why I have discovered multiple methods for creating free ringtones. Some methods are simpler than others, although some are more customizable too. Check this article out and find out for yourself what method is right for you! 1st method - iToner 2 This method includes software that is only available on the Mac called iToner 2. Although this software is $15, it is the simplest method I have found. The software has a free fully functional trial available for 30 days so check it out! iToner is very simple to use. Just open it, drag a music file in the window, and hit sync. There are also options to trim the song or to sync an iTunes playlist to iToner so any song you drag in that playlist will be synced as a ringtone. My most favorable feature in this program is its ability to sync full length songs as a ringtone as well as trimming to whatever length you want. If anyone uses there iPhones alarm clock to wake up in the morning, they know how annoying it can be to wake up to a 30 second music clip repeating over and over again! 2nd Method - GarageBand Though this is not as simple as iToner, it comes with every mac. The trick to making ringtones in GarageBand is to keep the audio in the timeline less than 40 seconds. Heres How.
- Launch GarageBand and create a new project. The tempo, signature, and bpm settings don't matter so much if your just dragging an audio file in to convert to a ringtone.
- Create a new track in the timeline. Unless your planning on writing your own ringtone with software instruments, Just click Real Instrument and click Create
- Search for the desired audio file on your computer and drag it into the previously made timeline. From here you can navigate to the menu bar and select Share>Send Ringtone to iTunes.
- Once the cycle bar is set to less than 40 seconds and in the position you want your ringtone to start, you can again go to the menu bar and select Share>Send Ringtone to iTunes. This will convert the song, open iTunes and play a preview of the song for you. The next time you sync your iPhone, your ringtone will be on there.