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I’d like to make a ringtone from
a song I have in my collection.
Is that possible?
Sure! But you’ll need to record it directly from your phone’s speaker, as there is no way for third party applications to access the audio files in your media library. Click here to watch a video tutorial.
Here's a step-by-step list of how you can make this work:
  1. Ensure that you are in a relatively quiet place.
  2. Go to the Music + Videos hub.
  3. Play whatever song you’d like to have as a ringtone.
  4. If your headphones are plugged in, unplug them. If you use a headset, turn it off while completing these steps.
  5. Set your phone’s volume to a reasonable level. Unfortunately, we can’t offer more precise guidance here as “reasonable” depends on the specific phone model you have and on the particular song you’ve chosen. For most phones and songs, “10/30” seems to be a good level. If you set it too high, the audio might distort. If you set it too low, your ringtone won’t be loud enough and the signal-to-noise ratio of your recording won’t be optimal.
  6. Tap the Pause button to stop playback of the song right before the segment you’d like to have as a ringtone.
  7. Start Ringcorder.
  8. Tap the Add button (“plus” sign) on the application bar. A new cassette will be created and loaded.
  9. Press the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) button once to show the media bar. You’ll notice that the song you chose is still active in the media bar.
  10. Tap the Play button on the media bar.
  11. Immediately tap the Record button in Ringcorder.
  12. Tap the Stop button in Ringcorder when the segment you want to record has finished playing.
  13. Tap the Pause button on the media bar. If the media bar is hidden, press the Volume Up (+) or Volume Down (-) button once to make it appear.
  14. You’ve now recorded a segment of the song. You can use it as a ringtone by tapping the Export button.
Can I delete a ringtone or cassette
that I’ve exported using Ringcorder?
Yes, you can. To delete a cassette, hold your finger down on the cassette so that a context menu appears, then choose Remove. Take note that any ringtone that you had exported from a deleted cassette will still be listed in your phone’s ringtone library. Follow these steps if you also wish to delete the ringtone from your phone’s ringtone library:
  1. Go to Settings | System | Ringtones + Sounds.
  2. Tap the Ringtone list, as if you were changing your default ringtone.
  3. Find the ringtone that you want to delete in the list. It will be under the Custom category header.
  4. Tap and hold the ringtone name so that a context menu pops up.
  5. Choose Delete.
  6. Press the Back button.
How do I assign a
ringtone to a contact?
  1. You first need to export the ringtone to your phone’s ringtone library by tapping the Export button on the Ringcorder unit.
  2. On the Save ringtone page that immediately follows, ensure that the Make this my default ringtone option is NOT checked, so as to leave your current ringtone as it is.
  3. Go to the People hub.
  4. Find the contact you’d like to assign the ringtone to.
  5. Tap the contact’s name to open the profile page.
  6. Tap the Edit button on the application bar.
  7. Tap the + Ringtone entry.
  8. Choose the ringtone that you’ve just exported from the list of available ringtones.
I’m being told that the sound level is
already maximized but the recording
doesn’t feel very loud. Why?
Level maximization takes the loudest sound peak of the recording and pushes it to the maximum allowable sound level, along with the rest of the audio relative to it. If the loudest sound peak is already at the maximum allowable sound level, it can’t be made louder using level maximization. You can, however, maximize the sound level of an audio segment independently of the rest of the recording, although this may yield sound level variations that may feel unnatural to your ears. To maximize the sound level of an audio segment, use the Segment Selector sliders to highlight a specific segment and then tap the Maximize Level button.

TIP: As a general rule, it’s best to first delete the audio segments that you don’t want to have in your final recording prior to maximizing the sound level. This ensures that the non-relevant and potentially loud noise that the microphone might have picked up is not taken into account by the level maximizing operation (for example, any noise that occurred before or after the relevant recording).
How does the undo function work?
The undo function saves up to the last 10 operations you did for every cassette. You can exit Ringcorder or even turn off your phone and you’ll still be able to undo up to the last 10 operations when you return to your cassette.

But how is it that you can save undo information on an audio cassette, you may ask. Good question! All we can say is that some magic is involved.

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