|Good (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
The sound is real!
|wc pan (by billyoung, Jul 10th, 2007)
It's so funny.
|trouser? (by kitty, Jul 5th, 2007)
The name makes me smile
|Good! (by forestgum, Jun 23rd, 2007)
A flushing sound!? This is one of the best flush recordings I've ever heard!
Crafting ringtones that say "you"
By Charles Bermant
What: Phone Sherpa, in Fremont
Who: John Manning, 35, chief marketing officer
Mission: To be the world's largest ringtone vendor and ringtone store.
Financials: Self-financed company; says it's hovering around profitability.
Options: Formed in 2005, it has an editor that allows people to create custom
ringtones from music they already own and a hosting service for bands or
businesses that want to sell ringtones. The latter service allows customers to
post links to the service on their Web site or MySpace page.
Fashion accessory: Some people switch ringtones a dozen times a month. Manning
also said "several thousand bands a week" have signed up to create their own
ringtone store since the service launched in early April.
Dulcet tones: Phone Sherpa software can create a ringtone from any digital sound
file. So a mother can, for instance, capture her baby's cooing to signal
incoming calls. "It's a form of self-expression," Manning said.
Copyright: Manning said it is legal for someone to use any music they own to
create a ringtone, as long as the music was purchased legitimately. Phone Sherpa
says it patrols the online stores for possible misuse. "There are a lot of
teenagers who use music that does not belong to them," Manning said. "So as soon
as they post it, we have to take it right down."
His ringtone? "I am a big Springsteen fan," Manning said. "So I have three
segments of 'Adam Raised a Cain' tied to three different people. That one has
gotten some great reactions."