Ringtone or YourTone
By Selena Doe
Recently, "Tokyo Drift" — the
latest session of "The Fast and the Furious" — has not failed its fans with
heart-stopping drift races around hairpins turns and switchbacks, as well as
breathtaking displays of cars and mobiles, which now become a must for people
from all walks of life. It is impossible to deny today’s popular trend of cell
phones and its accessories, one of which is the ringtone that is no longer
confined to its attributed functionality but becomes a symbol of chic and
Basically, a ringtone is a sound to signal an incoming call on the cell phone.
The first generation of mobile phones used only a few bells and beeps as ring
and message tones. At this early time, the ringtone came into being and
fulfilled its mission as a sheer indicator. However, the fast-paced development
of mobile phones has brought about the diversity and sophistication of ring
tones. They have now been advanced and classified into three types which are
monophonic, polyphonic, and true or real or master tones. Monophonic and
polyphonic tones are usually saved in MIDI or a native format which is only
usable on a particular phone brand or model. Besides, though much enriched with
beautiful melodies and enjoyable sounds, they still seem too monotonous and
inflexible to satisfy a huge number of dynamic and stylish young consumers who
always hunger for newness and particularity. As a result, monophonic and
polyphonic tones have given way to true tones, which promise a great possibility
of phone personalization.
A true tone (aka real tone or master tone) contains a real voice, sound, piece
of music, or even a song. Generally, true tones are all about real sound, and
especially cell phone characteristic customization. Thus, they have become a
significant source of income for ringtone companies whose websites offer a
variety of tones suiting all tastes, moods, and personalities of mobile users.
Yet, several online businesses provide free downloads of ringtones, from which
they will get many other tangible and intangible benefits.
Real tones are commonly saved in MP3, WAV, and sometimes AAC, which are
compatible to most modern cell phones and can be easily produced by and import
from computers. Normally, just copying a famous singer’s current hit to your
cell phone and setting it as a ringtone is more than is enough to impress people
around. However, uniqueness is today’s very thing that makes a ringtone. Well
catching this idea, users have started to compose outstanding self-created
ringtones and personalize their mobiles. The job is not as difficult as people
might think since the help of up-to-date audio software has eased the process
allowing even a computer novice to breeze through it comfortably and creatively.
Try out a music editing application or music morpher to cut the hottest part of
a song and then use it as your own ringtone or mix and modify voice, melodies,
music with user-friendly audio effects and tools to create classy ringtones
imprinted with your style. Also, for a more fascinating result, use voice
changing software to alter your voice or vocals of songs to any voice of a
charming gentleman, elegant lady, cute girl, naughty boy, or wise woman, etc.
Actually, there are many tools out there for you to indulge your passion of
personalization, and the possibilities are no doubt numerous.
In short, the advent of computer has brought a new face to the mobile industry,
particularly in ringtone production. People now have more choices and chances to
customize their mobiles with stunning ringtones of all kinds. Despite the fact
that they are criticized as a cause to public nuisance and distraction,
ringtones are extremely favored among cell phone users and become their
indispensable accessories to stand out in the crowd.
The advent of computer has brought a new face to the mobile industry,
particularly in ringtone production.