“Wake Up, Wake Up”

The Work Itself 

This assignment is titled “Make Your Own Ringtone(s)”. The instructions were to “use Audacity, trim, join end-to-end (cut/paste), and/or play side-by-side audio files in order to create your very own ringtone. Ringtones should be a maximum or 40 seconds to conserve phone memory (besides, most cell phones don’t ring longer than 30 seconds or so…the extra 10 seconds is just in case).” Instead of Audacity, I used Garageband. It is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.

The Process, Narrated 

I used a couple of applications to complete this assignment. I used YouTube, Youtube to MP3 Converter, and Garageband. My ringtone consists of two sounds, which I retrieved from two separate clips on Youtube. I converted both clips to MP3 files and then downloaded and dragged them into Garageband. The clips were the SportsCenter theme song, and “Mr. Bean“. In Garageband, I placed the theme song first and trimmed it to about 10 seconds. Afterwards I trimmed “Mr. Bean” to about 10 seconds as well and positioned it right behind the theme song so it would be a smooth transition.

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The Story Behind The Story

These two sounds make a good ringtone, because each sound is loud and annoying. I also love watching SportsCenter, so the theme song is a welcoming and comforting sound. “Mr. Bean” is simply just annoying, there is no way I can listen to that voice for any longer than I need to, hitting the “snooze” button is not worth the extra five minutes of sleep for hearing that voice again. I may set this as my ringtone for when my mom calls, because it will force me to answer the phone.