|Real Funny! (by forestgum, Jul 18th, 2007)
It is a real funny ringtone that it is a must to my phone.
|Good (by nautin, Jul 12th, 2007)
I will send it to my friends!
|Music Clock Repair (by billyoung, Jul 11th, 2007)
It is so funny. I love it.
Phones, tones and mobile music
By Mark Ward
If mobile phone ringtones annoy
you, then buy your ear plugs now because the tinny tunes are about to get a lot
harder to ignore.
As everyone knows, most mobile phones reproduce popular - and not so popular -
tunes with a series of beeps.
The limited capabilities of most handsets mean that, although the beeps can vary
by several octaves, they can only be played one at a time.
It's well known that the resulting stream of sound is an aural delight, is never
annoying, and only enhances its surroundings, whether it's played on a cramped
commuter train, at a cricket match or during a performance of Wagner's Ring.
But this is all about to change.
Although you might not have realised it, your next phone will probably be able
to play "polyphonic" ringtones.
They will no longer be condemned to playing one beep at a time; instead they
have a much larger tonal range, play several sounds at once and mix in drum
beats and other effects.
"The phone has a mini-soundcard in it," said Adam Freeman, head of ringtones
seller Phunky Phones.
Click here for a monophonic tone sample
Mr Freeman said each polyphonic ringtone could have up to 16 separate sounds
playing at once.
The result is much closer to actual music, even if it hasn't entirely left
behind the beepy beginnings of the first ringtones.
Currently, there are only a few phones that can play the richer sounding
ringtones but, said Mr Freeman, interest was picking up.
We can see from first impressions that it's going to be mad," he said.
Some regular customers of Phunky Phones have asked to be told when the
polyphonic tones are ready to download and buy.
Mr Freeman said he was feverishly working to turn existing tunes into polyphonic
"I've been spending the last two weeks with it trying to make it work," he said.
"Before now, it took five minutes to make a ringtone," he said. "Now, it takes
about an hour."