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    I know the Loud ringtone discussion has been a very heated debate pre and post the latest VZW Upgrade. Reading threads here and on crackberry.com I believe I finally figured it out. There was this one ringtone that I found out there classicringer.mp3 . I grabbed it and popped it in my ringtone directory and I was amazed at how loud it was. Now all my other mp3/wav ringtones were so much lower. I was pretty steamed obviously.

    I used Audacity which is a fantastic mp3/wav editor/creator which has so many features.. and the best thing is its FREE. Link Below:

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


    So I used this to open up that classic Mp3 ringtone. I noted some of the characteristics of it which are:
    Project Rate: 22kHz
    Mono @ 22kHz

    So I tried to open up per say my knightrider.mp3 for my wife's ringtone. I re-adjusted the settings from 44kHz to 22kHz. Suffice to say that it SLOWED down the mp3 like a slowing record.

    SO these are the settings that I did:
    Project Rate: 22kHz
    Stereo @ 22kHz
    Effects/Amplify: 22.0 dB
    Set Rate at 22kHz
    Effect/Changed Speed: 102.00 %
    Exported the Mp3 file with a Constant Variable Rate at 80 kbps.

    Obviously play with the above settings. I found that changed speed to 110 % is better. Individual results will vary.

    Re-adjusted the new ringtone under my contact. Had the contact call me and WALLA.. UBER LOUD!

    I did this to a bunch of my custom ringtones for my contacts and it is significantly louder. When playing back on the phone it will be a little bit louder but more audible when receiving that incoming call.

    I definitely invite people to try this and definitely await feedback



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    Last edited by ncc1701p; 11-22-2007 at 02:21 PM.

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Yes that works as well as many other programs. For those not inclined to do it
    and needing a tone edited or made, I can do them. Just send them to me.

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Ive tried other programs... mp3gain. and audacity.. but ive had little success until using those exact settings according to classic.mp3. Also people say they use these programs as do I, but never got specifics on what settings.. thats why i posted my settings. Maybe it'll help the frustrated like me out there.

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Quote Originally Posted by ncc1701p View Post
    Ive tried other programs... mp3gain. and audacity.. but ive had little success until using those exact settings according to classic.mp3. Also people say they use these programs as do I, but never got specifics on what settings.. thats why i posted my settings. Maybe it'll help the frustrated like me out there.
    Yes, settings are important, but also what matters is our own indiviual hearing levels. Another factor is the external noise where you are most at. I was in the Air Force and have suffered some hearing loss, so what is audible to me, might be a bit loud for others. good post though!

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Hi europamo,

    I have a couple of files I'd like to send to you to edit and make louder. I'm using a BB 8830 and the tones are super low. Anyway, should I email them?

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Quote Originally Posted by malikakamil View Post
    Hi europamo,

    I have a couple of files I'd like to send to you to edit and make louder. I'm using a BB 8830 and the tones are super low. Anyway, should I email them?
    send me a pm and I will give you my email

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Europamo,

    I too would like a couple of files edited and made louder. Can you help me?

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Hi europamo
    I too would like to have you make a couple files louder for me but I have only posted 4 times so i can not pm you. How can I get in contact with you?

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayerwolf View Post
    Hi europamo
    I too would like to have you make a couple files louder for me but I have only posted 4 times so i can not pm you. How can I get in contact with you?

    You can PIN me, look at my profile.

    For any others wanting tones or such, please send me a PM or PIN me, so as not to jack this thread, no need to request it in this thread if its for me. thanks

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    now, idk if ne1 else has noticed it, but the ringtons dont seem to come from the stereo speakers in the rear of the phone. they seem to come from the front speaker, which would explain why it is soo much quieter. and i am afraid that increasing the volume of my ringtons will effectivly blow my speaker. i first noticed this when i switched my media player from speakerphone to handset.

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    max'dberry:

    I noticed the same thing PRE OS. Try out what I wrote above.. Obviously I can understand about blowing the speaker out. Try it in some small moderate increment as far as increasing the Effects/Amplify: 22.0 dB try it at least at 10.0 dB and go from there until you feel comfortable where you can hear it.

    Give it a shot!

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    the sound on my ringtones is kinda staticky....i am using wavepad and cannot find where to edit the settings of the actual ringtone...

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    Question Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    OK, thanks but where do you go to get to these options (FIle-Edit-Generate-Analyze).

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Quote Originally Posted by europamo View Post
    send me a pm and I will give you my email
    I would pm you but I need 10 posts and I am not going to post to just get 10.

    Perhaps you could pm me with your email and I could send you the one ringtone I need.

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to really make your MP3 Ringtones LOUD on the 8830

    Just be careful not to go TOO loud as you can damage the speaker itself.
    Nice write up ncc1701p.
    Audacity is my fav!
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