Listening to the Make podcast, Phil Torrone talked about this free service that will make a ringtone out of any arbitrary MP3 or AAC. I did it with my theme song, and now my Motorola V180 rings with Lee’s kicking guitar solo. This is highly cool. I’ll call myself the next time I podcast so everyone can hear it.

As an aside, I was going to leave this as a comment on the Make blog but you have to log in, which means that I never will. I really enjoy Phil’s podcast, but his very next DIY project should be building himself a damn pop filter for his mike. Hearing people pop their P’s is the single most annoying part of many podcasts that I like. Or if you weren’t feeling so DIY, you could just buy one.

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5 thoughts on “SmashTheTones”

  1. Steve Holden says:

    If you have a Nokia phone that supports Nokia PC Suite (,,72014,00.html) you can also make ring-tones out of any MIDI file. I guess getting an MP3/ACC to MIDI might be a challenge. But is ia pretty good option. – Steve

  2. phillip torrone says:

    sorry about that, the p’s are all gone (since that show). sorry about that, i hate that too.


  3. Dave says:

    Cool beans, Phil. I know Dawn and Drew thought I was zinging on you, I just thought it a little ironic that your DIY show could have really benefited from a very tiny DIY project. Remove the plosives! Thanks for leaving me the feedback.

  4. phillip torrone says:

    i’ve been wanting to do the diy pop filter for an article, so this reminded me!

  5. mike dunn says:

    well at least my families cellppphones are – all except me of course (i have a luddite ppphone – its a long story)…

    but my boys are now able to do battle of the band warfare w/ their ppphones – cool link both ppphil and dave – thanks…


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