converter / Composer no longer relies on conversion alone as a source of ring
tones, it now comes with over 100 tones for your phone and a fully featured ringtone
composer! Additional ring tones and ringtone 'packs'are
also freely available from user sites, further expanding the availability of quality
ring tones (click here).
The original converter
functionality has of course been retained, and improved. You can now use the converter
/ Composer to convert RTTTL (Ring Tone Text Transfer Language), MIDI, Nokia key
press sequences, Motorola 'on screen' format and Nokia Composer ring tones so
they work on your phone.
Through the included ringtones, full rtttl support,
the additional ringtone packs, and the composer functions, practically any tune
you can think of is available for use on your mobile phone as a ringtone.
the majority of handsets, the Ringtone Converter does not need any cables, infra
red connections, sms or expensive 'premium rate' phone calls, all you need is
the software and your phone!
the capability of your phone, with the Ringtone Converter / RingTone Composer
you do not need to have any musical or technical knowledge, the software takes
care of all the details for you.
Whatever phone you use, the converter /Composer
will create the best possible rendition of the selected tone available on your
phone, whatever the make.
What is RTTTL?
stands for Ring Tone
Text Transfer Language,
its is a common language on the net used to describe ring tones in a universal
format, similar to the way web pages use html. RTTTL is used by the Ringtone Converter
/ RingTone Composer and other great programs like Nokring (Software to allow you
to compose, and download tones to Nokia phones) as it is widely available.
is the format used by the Ringtone Converter to store tones, however if you cant
find the tone you want in RTTTL format, don't despair, the converter also imports
Nokia key press sequences, Midi files and Nokia composer files!
do I find RTTTL and Midi tones?
RTTTL Tones are everywhere, a great
place to is to download the Ringtone Converterand use its built in search facility,
there are 1000's of ringtones available, and the search function will help you
find them. There are also sites which offer software to convert Midi files into
RTTTL files, and of course you can search for 'Nokring Tones' as these are fully
compatible with the RingToneonverter / RingTone Composer.
are good sites at:
What about MIDI files ?
version of the converter / Composer now allows you to convert midi files into
RTTTL format, so you can use these with your phone. Now almost any tune you can
think of available to you for use on your phone. As with previous versions, upgrades
are free, so if you have an older copy, and would like to import midi files just
download the latest version! This functionality will be added to the Mac version
What about modern songs?
Whilst most modern pop
songs are available in RTTTL or Nokia key press format for your phone, you should
be aware that they may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Converter is a tool which will allow you to enter these tones onto your phone,
but doing so may breach the copyright restrictions imposed by their author, if
in doubt check first. To the best of our knowledge the ring tones included with
the converter are not subject to copyright issues.
Can I load songs
into the menu?
Yes, simply save the tone file into the ringtones
directory as a .txt file (for example using notepad), when you start the Ringtone
Converter next time, the tones will appear in the dropdown menu.
the difference between a Ringtone and a Melody?
Nothing at all,
its just a different name for the same thing! We have started a separate web page
to discuss the different names ringtones are given?
Whats in a name?
Ringtones are often called by different names by different manufacturers, and
in different countries. English Language
Motorola and Nokia seem to
stick with Ring Tone, or Ringtone (as a single word), while Ericsson and Samsung
prefer Melody. Whatever the name, the tune is the same!
In Spain, ringtones are usually known as Melodias
ringtones / melodies are called Sonneries.
In Italy apparently,
ringtones are called melodie or suonerie (plural). (Thanks to Shasa).
In Germany and Austria, a ringtone is known as Melodie, or Melodien in plural.
(thanks to Umer for that info!).
Update - We have been told in January 2003
that apparently the word 'Melodien' is right, but more often is used the name
Klingelton in singular or Klingeltone in plural. The word must begin with big
letter - "Klingelton" and not "klingelton" - it is so in the
german language. Thanks to Ivelin for the update!
Can I alter
the way the converter looks?
With the Windows version of the software,
the converter allows you to change the way it looks through the application of
'skins', changing the appearance of the Converter / Composer to suit your particular
taste! Click here for more on skins...
hearing your phone ring?
Don't worry, many people do! Just download
the latest version of the Ringtone Converter RingTone Composer and you will find
a great option - 'Enhance ring tones for loud environments'. Unique to the Ringtone
Converter,and available in both the Windows and Mac versions of the software,
this feature allows you to move any ring tone right into the best, and most noticeable
range of musical frequencies for your phone so you need never miss another call
in a busy shopping mall!
Compose your own ringtones.
in version 4.1 - both Windows and Mac versions of the Ringtone Converter / RingTone
Composer now feature a fully functional Ringtone Composer. Now you can create
your own, or edit existing ringtones, making it easier than ever to get the ringtone
you want on your mobile, even if no-one has ever heard the tune before!