In this tutorial I will show you how you can create your own ringtone from an MP3 using Ringdroid. The whole process from start to finish should only take you a couple of minutes to complete, giving you a great new ringtone or notification tune. Ringdroid also supports the following file formats:
For this tutorial you will only require the following:
- The Ringdroid app (it’s free)
- A song of your choosing that you wish to edit a certain section of to make into your ringtone
- A mobile phone running Android
For those interested I am using my Nexus 4 running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 with the latest version of Ringdroid (v2.6)
After you first install and open the app, browse to the track (or album where the track you wish to edit is) and simply select it.
This will immediately open to the main editor where you can select which part of the track you wish to make into your ringtone or notification tune. You can see in the image below that there are two sliders. The one on the left is where you can set where the track will start and the one on the right is where you set the finish point. In the example below, I just wanted the main intro of the song plus about 15 seconds into the singing part.
You can use the play button to play the section of music you choose to check that it is correct. Once you are happy with it, hit the Save icon at the top.
Once you hit Save, it will try to save your new tune as a Ringtone. If that is what you want then either rename it to whatever you want, or leave the default name which will be the name of the track followed by the word ringtone.
If however you want it saved as your alarm, or as a notification then touch the drop-down arrow to see the available options and it will automatically assign it for you.
Once you decided the above you will see the Success message displayed as well as an option to make it your default ringtone (this is because I saved mine as a ringtone) or to assign it to a certain contact.
If you choose Make Default then Ringdroid will make that so and then close. If you select Assign to Contact then it will open up a list of your contacts and allow you to select which person you wish to assign it to.
Once you have chosen, it will assign your new ringtone to your contact and close.
That’s pretty much it.
However, if you want to get creative and record your own voice message or a sound that you can record, you can also do this. Open Ringdroid again and select the microphone icon at the top.
Hit the record icon to start recording your voice (or whatever you want to record) and when finished just hit the Stop icon.
Next hit Done
If you wish to edit it just use the sliders as shown above. You may have to swipe the screen along a bit to see where the track ends as well as the end slider. Again you can adjust these sliders to use any section of the recording you want.
Once you are happy, save the message/ringtone to whatever you want and hit Save.
If you want to assign it to a certain person then you are again given the option and your current list of contacts will appear. Select the person you wish to assign the ringtone/message to and you are finished.
Hope that helps.