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Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 05, 2022 01:15AM
I'm thinking I might want to create a couple of ringtones.

And by ringtones, I mean ringtones that aren't song bits that play for 30s.

That's daft.

I'd like to have some sounds that run for just 1s or so, pause, then repeat, just like a traditional telephone ringer.

To do that, a desired sound will have to be found and trimmed, if necessary to the desired length of the ring, say 1s more or less.

Then I'll need some silences for the interval between rings, say 3s or so.

This should yield a 4s or so ring that will ring, pause, repeat until the phone is answered or the call goes to voice mail.

There are several tutorials on how to convert a song to a ringtone, but I have seen anything about adding desired silence after the initial sound.

How do I do that?


Currently, I've added one tone that's a British ring as heard by the caller, not the callee.

It's my favorite and has some silence as part of the file, but the ring itself is far too quiet, so I'll need to find a better version, and that hasn't been easy.

I'd also like to get a default iPhone (Marimba, etc) and ramp up the beginning of the sound.

Somebody's mom needs the ring LOUD so she can hear it at a small distance, but she jumps at every call if the 'Phone is within 10'.

Any hints on that would be welcome.






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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 05, 2022 07:15AM
I'm not a GarageBand-er, but if I wanted to do what I think you want, I'd use one of the many basic audio editors available rather than GB. Think about something like Audacity or Twisted Wave, Sound Studio, etc. It's been a while since I've done it, but I remember when I made custom ringtones for myself, it was more more of an issue getting the files into the phone than it was creating the sound(s) I wanted.

If you can point out (or PM me) the files you're thinking of, I'd be happy to play around this evening with them and try to create what you want.
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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 05, 2022 08:27AM
also, there are a number of cheap or free ringtone apps in appstore.



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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 05, 2022 11:55AM
Record clips of "silence" and splice them between clips of "music".
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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 05, 2022 02:49PM
if you want silence, turn the volume down.

If you have a 1sec sound, just extend the palette to 4 secs and shut the volume down for that section. You don't need to splice a bit of silence to a bit of sound.
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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: kj
Date: July 05, 2022 05:56PM
This is a crap article, but there are many like it:

[playthetunes.com]

Seems like a lot of trouble though.
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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 05, 2022 08:52PM
If you can point out (or PM me) the files you're thinking of, I'd be happy to play around this evening with them and try to create what you want.


Thank you wurm.

I appreciate the offer but I haven't found any specific sounds yet.

I'll look for ringtone apps, but I thought if I used GarageBand on a Mac, then I could AirDrop them to my 'Phone and either save them to a file and import them as a ringtone.

And I'll use the extended palette for the sounds of silence, thank you, hal.






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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: July 05, 2022 09:36PM
but the ring itself is far too quiet
Insert a limiter and work the settings to make it louder.
Regarding silence, record silence or ambience on another track to the desired length of the ringtone, and turn the volume down.
For the marimba sound, GarageBand should be able to automate volume.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2022 09:38PM by rich in distress.
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Re: Any GarageBanders in the house?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: July 05, 2022 10:14PM
Just pause the playhead and split the track where you want some silence and move the two parts apart on the timeline.

You'll have silence in-between.

Export the track to disk and save as AAC and then rename the file that ends in ".m4a" to end with ".m4r" and you'll have a ringtone.



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