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A gift from me to you

Another day of room cleaning, but I did have time to spend a few minutes with Audacity making myself a new ringtone. I think it turned out pretty well and thought you might want to download it for yourself. Depending on your browser, I hope that opens in a preview window.

I can’t wait to get a call at work tomorrow.

p.s. Let me tell you from experience: don’t use banjo music as your ringtone. Everyone has seen Deliverance.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 26, 2017, 9:22 pm

Awesome. – beats the “dive” klaxon on mine.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 26, 2017, 9:28 pm

I bet I could go to sleep quite nicely if I put this “ringtone” on a loop…

Comment from Niña
Time: October 26, 2017, 9:35 pm

Pretty good ring tone. 👍🏽

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 26, 2017, 10:11 pm

Are these your chickens???

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 26, 2017, 11:17 pm

No, she got a loop of a meeting between Nancy Pelosi and Shrillery and edited out the coughing and pauses.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 27, 2017, 2:50 am

I wish I knew how to write a belly laugh! I should have suspected chickens but it was a complete surprise. I’m going to use it for my morning pill alarm. Thank you, Stoaty!

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: October 27, 2017, 4:17 am

Clucking awesome!

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 27, 2017, 10:10 am

Sooo-o-o…now, your phone’s going to keep you well-supplied with nice, fresh hen-fruit, right?…

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 27, 2017, 1:06 pm

When I got my cell phone, I tried to install the communicator whistle from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. I found it, and have it as a .wav file now. But my Android phone doesn’t allow you to install a ringtone.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: October 27, 2017, 2:09 pm

Most excellent, ma’am, thank you!

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: October 27, 2017, 3:27 pm

Just passed this on to my former wife (no, we’re friends, really) who lives in rural Utah and raises chickens also.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 27, 2017, 5:42 pm

So my history society has inherited some papers from an old lady who passed away. Today, I was standing in her livingroom with her godson, my boss and the probate lawyer when…chickens began to cluck from my pocket. Yay, professionalism!

Not my chickens. The audio is from the Freesound Project. I blended three different hen sounds together and massaged them together with Audacity (because any one henhouse sound was too sporadic to make a good, solid ringtone sound).

Wolfus, you need to download an audio management app for Android. I use one called Ringdroid. Not only does it let you use any file you choose as a ringtone, it also lets you manage other system sounds similarly and even lets you edit sound files (a bit, anyway).

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 27, 2017, 5:53 pm

I like the cooing/bubbly sound chickens make. I find it soothing. I dont know what emotion chickens are trying to convey with it, tho.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 27, 2017, 5:58 pm

Audacity is cool – it came with a “vinyl to digital” turntable that we got last spring.

Super for smoothing out and removing all the spare sounds caused by the nicks and scratches the LPs have in them because some snotty kid didn’t take proper care of his records.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: October 27, 2017, 7:38 pm

I too find these sounds soothing, thank you Stoaty!

This might replace my cherished In Like Flint ringtone: https://clyp.it/zxpbbue2#

Comment from Monty James
Time: October 27, 2017, 8:35 pm

Wolfus, have you got the .wav file stored on Drive? If you tap Settings, tap Sounds and Notifications, scroll down and tap Ringtones, tap Add, it should offer you a choice of Drive and Sound Picker. After you open Drive, you can select the file you have stored there, and it ought to appear on the list of ringtones.

What I did when I found the Godzilla roar, from the 1954 Toho Studios original film (the best ringtone on the West Coast), was email myself the file, and then open the email and save the file to Drive. Went ahead and installed it from there.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 28, 2017, 12:30 am

@Wolfus Aurelius:

When I got my cell phone, I tried to install the communicator whistle from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. I found it, and have it as a .wav file now. But my Android phone doesn’t allow you to install a ringtone.

If you have any kind of file manager (I use Astro, a free app), it will most likely offer you a folder list that includes one named Ringtones. If you copy any supported file type in there, it will show up in the list of ringtones for your various functions (notifications, alerts) in addition to the phone ringtone.

I just did this with my Moto, which I got because it didn’t have a lot of swarf tossed on top of Android itself, by using Chrome to play Sweasel’s lovely chickens clucking. The browser offers to download the .mp3 file, which I did. Downloads go into a folder named, lemme think, try to remember…oh, yeah, the folder’s called Downloads. Copy and paste is a basic file function in Astro and just about any other file manager. Touch the file icon and hold your finger down a second or so to select the file, then select Copy from the … menu. Go to the Ringtones folder and paste it there. At some point you’ll likely want to rename Sweasel’s imaginatively named ringtone.mp3 file to something else.

Edit p.s. – I am mildly surprised that an Android phone will play a .wav file, seeing as how such files are Windowsy. If yours doesn’t play that .wav, re-save it as an .mp3 and it’ll work like a champion hen!

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 31, 2017, 10:15 pm


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