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|01-01-2003, 10:03 PM||#1|
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Shortening MIDI files
This is how you can shorten MIDI files to create personal ringers.
What you need:
- Anvil Studio...avalible free from www.anvilstudio.com
- MIDI file that you want to use as a ringer
A side note... ringers should be less then 30 seconds, because after that the phone normally goes to voicemail. If the file is less then 30 seconds, the ringer will loop until the call is picked up.
To create a file for a ringer on your phone, follow these simple instructions:
Save the MIDI file onto your computer. open the Anvil Studio program and go to File -> Open Song and go to the folder where you saved the MIDI file. Once the file is opened, you can play it back using the ">" button. Once you find a section of the file which you like to use as a ringer, click Stop.
Now here is the tricky part. If you want to use the part of the file before you stopped it, then go to File -> Truncate Song...which gives you two options, Delete from Start to current position, and delete from current position to end.
If you want to use the first part of the file, just click on "delete from current position to end". this way, you will be left with a MIDI file which you can save using File -> Save As. this will create a MIDI file which you can name whatever you wish. just remember to keep it less then 30 seconds.
If you want to use the last part of the file, just find the position that you would like to use, and click on "delete from start to current position". This way you will get a shortened file which you can use. Follow the same instructions to save the file for upload.
That hard part is if you want to use the middle of a song as a ringer. For example, if you want to record a ringer between 45 secs and 1 min 15 sec, you have to follow the same set of instructions twice. First play the file until you find the perfect location for the start of the ringer, and click on File -> "delete from start to current position." This way you can get part of the work done. Now, I would recommend saving the file right now, just in case you mess it up. now once you are done cropping it, you are ready for the second part. Now play the file that you have already shortened till you find a part which you would like it to end. Once you do that, click on File -> "delete from current position to end." This leaves you with your ringer file completed. Make sure to save it and test it to make sure it would sound right when you use it as a ringer. Next, go to File -> Save As, and save the file with whatever name you would like.
You're almost done! Go to the focus upload tool (www.sprintusers.com/focus) and browse to your file, title your ringer, and enter your phone number.
Click "Send to Phone" and your new ringer is on its way.