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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Still use "The Raiders March" as my primary ringtone. In October I switch to the "Halloween Theme."

My cell phone I upgraded to about a year ago came with a mini SD card slot, so I'm able to make my own ringtones as MP3s and put them on a memory stick to use on my phone. Very nice.

 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Still use "The Raiders March" as my primary ringtone.

Another good one. My wife uses that for me when I call her. Flattering, eh?
At one time I used the high-end strings (shower murder scene) sections from Psycho for my boss' ringtone (he's cool and a friend). When coworkers heard it, they thought they'd rat me out so when we were all gathered together one of them whispered for him to call my cell. To their surprise I had changed his ringtone to "Charmaine" (used in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - elevator music) so when he did call we all got a good chuckle.

 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I didn't realise people still used music ringtones. Pretty much anywhere I go these days everyone just seems to have a regular 'ring alert'. I haven't heard a theme or even a song as someone's ringtone in years.

 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I've never been satisfied with the pre-set ringtones, so I've always used music ringtones. Even my alert sounds are custom-made. My text alert is Worf saying "Captain, incoming message." big grin

 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

In my case, I'm still ~4 years behind the time, as I use an LG Dare. Don't want or need a smartphone yet and too cheap to pay for a data plan. Too many phones using that MIDI version of Shocking Blues' "Venus" - makes me want to barf. Uh, no offense...

 Posted:   Apr 27, 2012 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I've never been satisfied with the pre-set ringtones, so I've always used music ringtones. Even my alert sounds are custom-made. My text alert is Worf saying "Captain, incoming message." big grin

Same here with ringtones and alerts. More inspiration; I like the Worf alert idea, (not much of a TNG fan, but I'll try to find a similar one with Lt. Uhura) thanks!
I have also experimented with vocoder-like sounds for alerts, for that "Colossus" computer-generated voice sound. My voice mail greeting is one, which most folks find amusing and often ask how I did it. They normally don't want to put the effort into it once I explain it, tho.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Bandolero!   (Member)

Goldsmith's "Hour of the Gun" (Main title) for family & close friends. Some get Goldsmith's "Arthur's Fanfare" (from First Knight).
Herrmann's "The Giant Crab" from Mysterious Island.

Too lazy to do any real work for ringtones. I either just
buy them on itunes, or use short 20-30 second cues.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   scoresmax   (Member)

Willy Wonka by Elfman smile

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Ennio Morricone - "L'Estasi Dell'Oro"

I have it edited to start at 1:25.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I do not have any film music ringtone on my phone however if I would have one it would have certainly be Jerry Goldsmith`s Main Title from The Wind and The Lion, that would have been awesome (and attention maker because if I had that and I would be in public when the phone starts ringing with that music everyone would turn their heads towards me).

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

The first piece I ever recorded on tape, off the telly, as a child of 10:

Ron Goodwin, "Miss Marple Theme". big grin

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I never use anything from my favorite scores because I'm afraid I would grow tired of anything i use or have a strange reaction when I play that music.

I try to pick cues that have enough highs that they sound OK on the speaker of the phone and have a gradual increase in volume. Right now I am using a piece from a soundtrack to an anime called Kanamemo. It has a nice sound to it and works well as a ringtone. I can't find it on youtube though.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Ringtone and alarm:

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I converted the first 30 seconds of James Newton Howard's The Emperors Club into a nice ringtone.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

This is my primary ring tone.

 Posted:   Apr 28, 2012 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

The opening 'sting' of THE OUTER LIMITS... smile

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2012 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   Hank V   (Member)

My son has Yoda saying "Message from the dark side there is". You cant help but notice smile On my own phone I made a loop of the opening chords of the cimbalom from Rozsa's The Power. Sounds good too and certainly better than the standard ringtones

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2012 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

My main ring tone is the last 30 ish seconds of the Red movement of Arthur Bliss' Colour Symphony. It used to be used as the theme music for the Proms, but think they use some vaguely classical sounding "original" theme now.

I'm sure it's a hugely pretentious choice, but the last 30 seconds are preceded by a pause and it's shorter than the stupid 40 second limit that Apple impose on ring tones. Why they have this limit and why you can't just pick any old track from your phone's library as a ring tone, I have no idea. My old Nokia N95 allowed you to do so and that pre-dates the iPhone by several years. Oh well.

As I have only a small amount of a life, certain people get their own ring tone. The other half gets the opening of Put on Your Sunday Clothes from Hello, Dolly (of which he is a big fan), a Dr Who loving friend gets the season 4 arrangement (annoyingly just a shade over the 40 second limit...), another has the opening of Circle of Life from the Lion King (although think it's the stage version I used for some reason) and finally, my best friend of many MANY years has Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin. Of which he heartily approves, being nearly as pretentious as me. Plus it used to be the theme tune for our hospital radio show. Seriously.

I used to have Hoppipola by Sigur Ros as my main ring tone, but decided it took a bit too long to get going and people had rung off by the time I heard it. However, it does make an excellent alarm tone, gradually easing me from sleeping to semi-conscious to awake.

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2012 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2012 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I don't have any special ringtone (maybe because no one ever calls me), but on two seperate occasions, I have heard Morricone's The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and the theme from Super Mario Bros. 2 eminating from someone's phone. smile

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