How to Make Your Own MP3 Ringtones for the Kyocera Slider Remix

If you have one of these phones, you have surely realized that the only MP3 ringtones that work are the ones you pay for. Well, guess what? That doesn't need to happen any more! You can make your own and make them work! You will even be able to assign it to the contact of choice. All for free!

Steps

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    Go to http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and download the audio editor for your computers operating system. This is a great program and its free!
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    Install this program and open it by double clicking the audacity Icon (looks like headphones). You will see an option in the menu for opening an MP3.
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    Choose an MP3 from your collection of legally acquired music. You will see an MP3 Audio Track. At this time you will need to recognize that a ringtone is actually only a small part of a song (approximately 6-8 seconds).
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    Highlight the portion of the song you want. For example, for Devo's "Whip It", you might want the part where they sing "you must whip it, whip it good".
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    Go to the Menu after highlighting the portion of song you want to hear on an incoming call and select export song portion.
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    Save your "ringtone" Example : Ringtone-Devo-WhipIt.MP3 Put it somewhere you know where it is like your desktop or document folder.
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    Close Audacity and open the File where you saved it. Right click on the MP3. A menu Will Drop down and you will need to click Rename.
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    Change the file extension from "Ringtone-Devo-WhipIt.MP3" to "Ringtone-Devo-WhipIt.mid" You may receive a warning from your OS saying it won't work or play correctly. This is right for your OS but this ringtone isn't for your computer, its for your phone.
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    Move the ringtone to your phone. Insert your flash card from your phone into the flash card reader. Copy the renamed music file onto your card in your SAVED SOUNDS folder.
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    Remove your card from the flash reader and remove the TransFlash card from the adapter. Insert into your Kyocera Slider Remix. Go to your media Gallery in the Menu of your phone ... Go to Sounds and then Saved Sounds. Select your ringtone and listen to your personalized MP3. Select Option and assign to a specific person or make it the default Ringtone.

Tips

  • This works because this phone has a MP3/Mid player software codec. The phone provider and manufacturer have made it hard for you to make your own tones so that you will buy from them via Access Apps.
  • Save your ringtone MP3 files on your PC in a separate file marked Kyocera Ringtones. If your phone ever fails or glitches you can reinstall from step 12 and rock on!

Warnings

  • Do not use any music you haven't paid for... That's just illegal.

Things You'll Need

  • MP3 you want to use a portion of for a ringtone.
  • Free Download of the Audacity Music Editor @ http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • TransFlash card (One usually comes with phone)and the adapter
  • Flash Card Reader
  • Computer
  • A desire to save money and pick the song you want

Article Info

Categories: Portable Media Players