Some free audio editing tools, which can be used to create ringtones:
Once edited, audio files can be sent directly to the cell phone
as ringtones - different phone models offer different ways to send files (infrared, BlueTooth, cable, ...):
the ultimate reference should be device manuals or
documentation available from the manufacturer.
- For MIDI files (aka polyphonic ringtones) some useful resources are:
- musicrobot.com, mididb.com and mobile-midi.com websites, which provide an easy-to-use MIDI song search engine;
- PsmPlay (Windows), a free program which can be downloaded (version 3.80e) from
this website (the official homepage - in Japanese! - is here), and provides a simple graphic interface
to edit MIDI files: you can for example cut a short chunck from a long song to use it as a ringtone.
- For MP3 files:
- CDex (Windows) is a free, Open Source program
(licensed under GPL) to automatically convert audio CDs in different formats (including AAC and MP3);
- Express Rip (Windows) is another program
(with a FreeWare version available) which basically performs the same task;
- MP3 Cutter Joiner (Windows) can be
used to "cut" MP3 files, in order to obtain ringtones from whole songs;
- mp3DirectCut (Windows), freely available from this website too, can be used for the same purpose.
- Finally, for AMR files:
- Nokia Multimedia Converter (Windows) allows to
convert audio files from different formats (including MP3) into AMR.