Mobile phone ring tones are the latest trend setters on the block. Considering the limited abilities of other creative trendsetters such as slogan t – shirts, bandanas, bright shoes, and assorted finger rings to name a few on the long list; mobile phone ring tones have made their presence felt loudly. They have, over a period of time, self assumed the responsibility of becoming vocalised style statements by announcing every time to the crowd of people within their vicinity , the personality of its owner. Mobile phone ring tones are all about the user and interestingly they are not as much for the user as they are for others. This once upon a time fad, has grown larger in proportion and fan following than most of the trends because of an extremely image conscious group such as that of youngsters for whom it has become a part of their persona. And therefore, what one wears has become so important. And of course, not even the most boldly emblazoned t – shirt can be as loud as an unusual mobile phone ring tone.
With the way this industry has grown in leaps and bounds, it is only naturally supporting several other industries. Right from the entertainment industry, the marketing industry, to professional software creation and development industry. The tentacles of its influence are far reaching. Of the myriad big and small industries that have come under its cloud, the ring tone development software industry has continuously been undergoing evolutions. And rightfully so, with the mobile phone ring tones themselves having come a long way from monotones to polyphonic ring tones and the more snazzier MP3, WAV, et al versions.
Scores of websites offer services for personalised mobile phone ring tone creation and editing with special effects. All at just the click of a button. Whilst, the basic procedures are common for uploading the file, opening it into the software that is already pre – downloaded on to the system, working with the length and special effects before converting it into a compatible format for the mobile phone; every website offers some premiums just to be one up on their competition. Create – Ringtone, although primarily is a software for developing personalised ring tones, offers other services such as wallpapers, designs, access to MP3 files, free sharing of files between mobile phones, et al. However, this software itself comes with a price tag, just like its counterparts. The softwares need to be downloaded on to the system and the average file size is 2 MB. Other popular softwares used for creation of ring tones are Make Your Own (MYO) Ringtones, MAGIX Ringtone Maker, Convert to RingTone Wizard, The Ringtone Maker, DJ ToneXpress, Kylix Ringtone Maker, Ringtone Media Studio, 1.0 Ring Tone Maker Factory, and Polyphonic Ringtone Wizard to name a few. All these softwares are prices anywhere between USD 10 to USD 30, with an initial free trial offer for a few days before purchasing the product itself.
It has been reported that these softwares can work with files of almost all the popular formats such as MP3, WAV, WMA, and OGG files which can then be worked upon creatively and further converted to a desired format. These softwares allow for creation of ring tones from personal sources such as children’s voices, random screaming or messages, live musical performances, or just the natural environment.