|worms (by jeroen, Jul 27th, 2007)
that sound is from worms 2...
|uhm (by billyoung, Jul 10th, 2007)
It's so real. Love it lot.
|Air blade (by nautin, Jul 9th, 2007)
The sound is like an incisive blade.
|True thing ... (by kitty, Jul 9th, 2007)
It sounds really lively and actually true, man. Love it !!!!
|Absolutely incredible! (by forestgum, Jul 7th, 2007)
This has been one of the most realistic flight sound effects ever heard! I love this!
Cell Phone Ring Tones and the Mosquito: Why They're Such a Hit
By Nathalie Fiset
Your cell phone .... it has been
around for quite sometime and it is there to stay. There are many features that
would seem impossible to generations of past but what we now actually enjoy.
What are these special features? It could be that your cell phone is equipped
with a video camera with 3.0 megapixels, or it could be the built-in Windows
5.0. Or it could simply be, your cell phone ring tones.
Cell phone ring tones history all began with the Nokia tune that was originally
composed by Francisco Tarrega, a musician from Spain. It was then called the
Gran Vals. Cell phone ring tones were originally monophonic. This means that
only one note is being played at a given time.
There were, and there still are, ring tones that come with the phone as you
purchase it. The earlier reproductions of cellular phones had composers that
were built-in with the models. This was not something that the market really
appreciated. It soon became a big flop.
In the year 2002, a major breakthrough in cell phone ring tone history took
place. Nokia developed a phone that could play ringtones. The Nokia 3510 was the
first cell phone that was introduced to have done that.
By 2003, more and more cell phone companies adopted the use of polytones. With
this came further development such as the Groovetunes by Motorola and the True
Tones by Nokia. Web sites soon began to offer cell phone ring tones that
featured the voices of singers with their hit songs.
Nowadays, downloading a cell phone ring tone is as easy as accessing a web site
and choosing from an array of songs. With the use of the Bluetooth technology,
you can now download songs from your personal computer to your phone. Easy and
And since we are talking about cell phone ring tones, why, it's impossible to
miss mentioning the famous 'Mosquito ring tone'. This, if you do not already
know, is the ring tone that can't be heard by the regular adult. A teenager can
actually receive a text message without the adult ever knowing that a message
arrived. And no, this is not a technology that uses vibrating batteries or any
vibra features. It is an audible tone, but again, only the young can hear it.
The Mosquito ring tone became a big hit among teenagers because of the ban on
cell phone usage during school hours. It was not originally created for
teenagers to use by its inventor, Howard Stapleton. In fact, it's the opposite.
It was created to ward off youngsters and keep them from loitering in front of
The teenagers, as ingenious as they usually are, used this to their advantage.
The tone was copied and was made into a cell phone ring tone. And since cell
phones aren't supposed to be used at school, most teenagers keep track of their
messages right under the noses of their teachers, thanks to the mosquito ring
The science behind this amazing ring tone is the natural tendency of humans to
become less capable of hearing sounds as they age. This is known as presbycusis
(also known as aging ear). Since the mosquito ring tone comes in with 17
kilohertz, most adults are unable to hear it, more so with people who are beyond
40 or 50 years.
Imagine this. The highest note on a piano is at 4 kilohertz. Everyone, as long
as they can hear, is able to hear the highest note on a piano. 50-59 year old
adults can no longer hear sounds beyond 11 kilohertz. For the age group 40-49
years old, they are unable to hear beyond 12 kilohertz. For 30-39 year olds,
they can't hear beyond the level of 14 kilohertz. Now, the teenagers from 18-24
are better able to hear sounds because they can hear sounds that are as high as
16 kilohertz and beyond!
Cell phone ring tones are here to stay. They show your personality, they show
your style. But no matter what, the basic use of ring tones is still to get your
attention when a call or text message arrives. Whether you would show simplicity
or eccentricity in getting your attention, would be up to you.