Use any of these 8 applications to create custom iPhone ringtones.
Earlier we saw how you can easily add custom ringtones to your iPhone using iTunes. It would make more sense to see how you can create those custom ringtones so you can add them to your iPhone. Here are some 8 different apps that help you create free ringtones from various audio formats including MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4 etc.
Garage Band is part of the iLife software package that normally ships with Macs these days. If you are using an older Mac you can also buy it from Apple for $79 single user pack. It is a very powerful application with quite a lot of bells-and-whistles for a free application. It gives you fine control on how you want to slice and dice the audio file so you can get the best ringtone possible. Since it’s an Apple product it plays nice with other Mac applications, particularly iTunes.
Audacity is one of the most famous free application to edit your audio files. It is an open-source, cross-platform application that makes it a lot easier to edit your audio files to create ringtones out of it. Essentially you will be creating a trimmed version of your audio clip which you can export into different formats using plugins. Once exported you can use iTunes to sync it to your iPhone.
If you don’t want to mess with any third party software then you will be surprised to hear that the (Mac) native iTunes is capable of letting you extract a portion of an audio file as a ringtone and then use the same iTunes to sync that to your iPhone. I have written an earlier post that explains in detail on how to use iTunes to add custom iPhone ringtones.
Fission is a great application that makes life easier when you want to create custom ringtones. You can easily crop audio to the exact size you want and you can fade the ends of the audio clip if you like it that way. Once you are happy you can easily add the audio clip to any phone that accepts MP3 or AAC files for ringtones. You can also use Fission to edit AAC and MP3 files without any loss in clarity.
ImTOO provides a simplistic way of creating iPhone ringtones from video or music files and let you transfer it to iPhone directly instead of using iTunes. ImTOO can convert almost all video/audio formats and can trim the video/audio file precisely to help you make the most audible clip as your iPhone ringtone. It costs you $14.95
ToneShop is a very simple application that let you create free ringtones quite easily. Creating a ringtone using ToneShop is as simple as selecting the input file, defining the piece of audio you want as ringtone and selecting the desired output format. It even allows you to create ringtones in MP3, WAV and AAC formats. ToneShop Works on all flavors of Windows including the 64 bit versions.
iRinger is a free application that runs on all the versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows 7. It requires iPhone firmware version 1.1.2 or newer, iTunes software 7.5 or newer. It allows you to use audio effects such as delay, flanger, boost, reverse etc. It’s a handy ringtone maker solution that doesn’t require you to jailbreak your iPhone.
Another great ringtone maker for Mac. There is a Windows version also available. It supports quite a lot of input file formats including WMA, RA, WAV, M4A, MP3 etc. It even allows you to convert file formats like AVI, WMV, DivX, MP4, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV and MPEG to M4R if you wanted to use background music as your iPhone ringtone. That means you can create ringtones from any video/audio clips. Also, this software allows you to transfer ringtones to your iPhone directly. The good part is that Xilisoft comes in 4 different languages including English, German, Japanese and Chinese.
I’m sure this is not a comprehensive list of applications to create beautiful iPhone ringtones. If you know or use any other applications that you think are helping you create iPhone ringtones a lot better way please share with us on comments.