Want to have a large variety of ringtones? But can’t see paying more for a 30 second snippet of a song than the full song? Did you know you can create your own ring tones in just minutes with Audacity?
- Open Up iTunes & Audacity.
- Find the song you wish to use in iTunes and right click and select “Show in…”
- This will show you where the actual file is, drag that into Audacity.
- Highlight about 30 seconds of the song you wish to use as a ring tone.
- Copy the selection by going to Edit > Copy
- Create a New File: File > New
- Paste your selection: Edit > Paste
- Optional: You may want to fade the ringtone in and/or out. To do this highlight the first or last 5 seconds of the song and go to Tools > Fade in(or fade out).
- Export this song as a M4A.
- Go to where you saved this song and rename the files extension(.m4a) to a .m4r.
- Double click the file and it should play it in iTunes and store it in your ringtones section.
If you are presented with a “cannot find library” type error message when exporting:
- Either go to Audacity> Preferences(mac) or File > Preferences(win).
- Click on Libraries
- Download the FFmpeg library (click button)
- Follow the instructions on their website to install.