Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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Create your own ringtones 'n' stuff

I know I've always said that my ideal cell phone ringtone would be Don't Fear the Reaper, but I've found something better: smashTheTONES.

smashTheTONES is a really cool site where you can upload your own images or ringtones to your phone. I was a little skeptical at first about entering my cell phone number at a website I'd never heard of, but a small amount of research shows that it's been featured in publications and on news programs, and is quite legitimate.

I've just been experimenting with my own polyphonic ringtones (ie, MIDI files), and I've made some MP3s of the ones I put together this evening. They're mostly taken from pieces of music I'd written some time ago, which I've had to edit down to no more than four MIDI voices plus percussion (is that standard? It's what my phone requires). The bass didn't come through very well in the recordings, but I'm terribly thrilled with the ringtones nonetheless. The files are small (all in the ballpark of 200K), so check 'em out:Yeah. I have no life. I like it that way.

In retrospect, I could so totally have composed Nintendo soundtracks, circa 1987.
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