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Old 11-26-2008, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just downloaded audacity & easily created my first ringtone. However, as you know there are a lot of things you can do with audacity.

I found a tutorial for Audacity but I can't post a link b/c I don't have 10 posts yet. Here's part of it... audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Making_Ringtones

The problem is I don't understand the compressor & equalization part of this tutorial.

My mp3s are of very good quality. I'm taking the mp3s I listen to on my ipod & creating ringtones.

My question is this...can I just take 20-30 seconds & clip it & just use that as a ring tone? Do I need to set the equalization & compressor on all the ring tones?

I've read other posts where someone said you can open a ring tone in audacity, raise the volumn & save it. How do you raise & lower the volume in audacity? How loud would be too loud?

Also, do I need to change my mp3s from stereo to mono?

This link is a very good tutorial but its written to cover many phones. Can you someone specify what would be some good settings for a Curve 8330?

thanks in advance
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I've used Audacity for a couple of my ringtones. Just load the mp3 and cut out the piece you want then export it as an mp3.. All my mp3 are at a 320 bitrate.

You should not have to mess with any equalizer at all I never did. I also leave mine as Stereo.
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As Steve mentions, there's no need to change things from stereo to mono. If you want to adjust the volume, edit the songs gain/dB levels. Keep in mind that by raising it too high, you may just distort the sound quality. This setting can be found on the left side of the screen, it's the -/+ scale. Leaving the bitrate at 320 is probably the best idea and you can just leave the equalization/compression =).
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You can easily use any mp3 audio and make multi-compatible ringtones by reducing the sample rate to 22k Hz instead of 44k. You will not lose appreciable quality and you will insure that any ringtone that you send to a friend's phone will be compatible. Also, to quickly increase volume you can highlight your audio selection and then go to Effects>Amplify. The plugin will automatically amplify to a non-clipped level, but you can also overide this by putting a checkmark in the "Allow clipping" box if necessary.
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Thanks for the help. I've gone a little overboard with the ringtone. Audacity is a great app to use though.
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