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  1. #1
    Dene Oehme
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    Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    format?

    If this is the case then that sucks in a big way. My friends with
    other phones have all these cool sounding ringtones with all sorts of
    good sound effects and all I can find for mine is stuff that sounds
    like it was played by a 6 year old on a Radio Shack keyboard. I wish
    I researched this a bit more before getting the z600 and maybe I would
    have got something else.


    Regards

    Dene Oehme
    "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"



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  2. #2
    StreetwisE
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    Perhaps you should have brought an electric guitar
    instead....................troll!

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    "Dene Oehme" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    |
    | Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    | format?
    |
    | If this is the case then that sucks in a big way. My friends with
    | other phones have all these cool sounding ringtones with all sorts of
    | good sound effects and all I can find for mine is stuff that sounds
    | like it was played by a 6 year old on a Radio Shack keyboard. I wish
    | I researched this a bit more before getting the z600 and maybe I would
    | have got something else.
    |
    |
    | Regards
    |
    | Dene Oehme
    | "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"




  3. #3
    Dene Oehme
    Guest

    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 00:16:15 +1100, "StreetwisE"
    <[email protected]_Reply.com> wrote:

    >Perhaps you should have brought an electric guitar
    >instead....................troll!


    Nothing trolling about it pea brain. Do you even know what the word
    means?? Do you suggest that everyone who wants to use poly ring tones
    should have got a guitar?

    >StreetwisE

    ....... but life stupid.


    I bought the phone after reading a heap of reviews most of which
    mentioned that it was possible to record a sound on the phone and then
    use it as a ring tone. You can't and there appears to be no easy way
    to do it.

    I guess if anything I'm just gullible for believing internet reviews
    written by people who apparently didn't go over the source of the
    subject matter very well.

    I am basically very happy with all the other features of the phone.


    Regards

    Dene Oehme
    "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"



  4. #4
    Lina och Niall
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime


    "Dene Oehme" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    > format?


    For the polyphonic tones, yes..

    > If this is the case then that sucks in a big way. My friends with
    > other phones have all these cool sounding ringtones with all sorts of
    > good sound effects and all I can find for mine is stuff that sounds
    > like it was played by a 6 year old on a Radio Shack keyboard. I wish
    > I researched this a bit more before getting the z600 and maybe I would
    > have got something else.


    What phones do your friends have? What kind of "good sounding effects"? I
    have yet to hear a polyphonic/MIDI ringsignal that sounds any better than a
    cheap keyboard "midi" sound. Phones that can use WAV/MP3 are a different
    matter, of course...

    Of course, the quality of the ringtones depends on the MIDI files used as
    well. Are you talking about the standard polyphonic tones, or have you
    downloaded new ones?

    Niall









  5. #5
    StreetwisE
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime




    "Dene Oehme" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 00:16:15 +1100, "StreetwisE"
    | <[email protected]_Reply.com> wrote:
    |
    | >Perhaps you should have brought an electric guitar
    | >instead....................troll!
    |
    | Nothing trolling about it pea brain. Do you even know what the word
    | means?? Do you suggest that everyone who wants to use poly ring tones
    | should have got a guitar?


    No, not at all, perhaps a xylophone would be more appropriate for you, I
    think they are on special at toy's are us !



    | >StreetwisE
    | ...... but life stupid.


    Simple maybe, but not stupid, please!


    |
    | I bought the phone after reading a heap of reviews most of which
    | mentioned that it was possible to record a sound on the phone and then
    | use it as a ring tone. You can't and there appears to be no easy way
    | to do it.

    I agree with you here, a lot of reviews did state that you could use your
    own recorded ringtones, but I don't think I will lose any sleep over it!



    | I guess if anything I'm just gullible for believing internet reviews
    | written by people who apparently didn't go over the source of the
    | subject matter very well.

    Too many toys to road test I would imagine!


    |
    | I am basically very happy with all the other features of the phone.


    Yes, it is a great phone


    --
    StreetwisE
    but not stupid!





    |
    |
    | Regards
    |
    | Dene Oehme
    | "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"




  6. #6
    Dene Oehme
    Guest

    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime


    >> Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    >> format?

    >
    >For the polyphonic tones, yes..


    After a bit more research I have found out that z600 also uses
    IMelody. Are they polyphonic?


    Regards

    Dene Oehme
    "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"



  7. #7
    Chewie
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > I guess if anything I'm just gullible for believing internet reviews
    > written by people who apparently didn't go over the source of the
    > subject matter very well.


    LOL.
    I think that some reviews are based on reading the manual and PR
    material. Just ask a V200 owner to assign a ringtone to a contact or
    even connect the poxy thing to anything else via infra red.
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    http://www.chewie.org.uk
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  8. #8
    JM
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    If you want to have a sound effect on your phone then download a Midi
    program (such as Anvil Studio) and play with the sound bank until you find
    the sound effects.

    You can then save these as a midi file and download to your phone and use as
    a ringtone.

    It does get a little boring listening to helicopters and trains and various
    percussion instruments after a while though

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    JM

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    "Dene Oehme" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    > format?
    >
    > If this is the case then that sucks in a big way. My friends with
    > other phones have all these cool sounding ringtones with all sorts of
    > good sound effects and all I can find for mine is stuff that sounds
    > like it was played by a 6 year old on a Radio Shack keyboard. I wish
    > I researched this a bit more before getting the z600 and maybe I would
    > have got something else.
    >
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Dene Oehme
    > "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"






  9. #9
    John Navas
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    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Sun, 22 Feb 2004 09:03:45 GMT,
    [email protected] (Dene Oehme) wrote:

    >>> Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    >>> format?

    >>
    >>For the polyphonic tones, yes..

    >
    >After a bit more research I have found out that z600 also uses
    >IMelody. Are they polyphonic?


    Yes, but it's like MIDI with the addition of phone control features, not like
    WAV/MP3 audio.

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    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  10. #10
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Sat, 21 Feb 2004 10:23:25 GMT,
    [email protected] (Dene Oehme) wrote:

    >Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    >format?


    The Z600 supports iMelody, AMR, and MIDI. AMR is closest to WAV, but is
    intended for speech (8000 Hz, ACELP, 12.2 Kbps max), so music quality suffers.
    (iMelody is like MIDI adapted to cell phones.)

    Good free MIDI ringtones are available on the Sony Ericsson website.

    WAV to AMR converters:

    * Ericsson
    <http://www.ericsson.com/mobilityworl...erter_v_12.zip
    or <http://makeashorterlink.com/?E2A741697>
    Requires 16 bit, 8 KHz, PCM WAV.
    Windows Sound Recorder doesn't seem to produce an acceptable input file
    format (and does a poor job on conversions in any event).

    * <http://www.aertsweb.com/wav2amrgui.zip>.
    Appears to be the Ericsson Converter with a GUI.

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  11. #11
    Dene Oehme
    Guest

    Re: z600 - midi ringtones suck bigtime


    >>Just to clarify - aZ600 uses midi and midi only as it's ringtone
    >>format?

    >
    >The Z600 supports iMelody, AMR, and MIDI. AMR is closest to WAV, but is
    >intended for speech (8000 Hz, ACELP, 12.2 Kbps max), so music quality suffers.
    >(iMelody is like MIDI adapted to cell phones.)..............


    Thanks for the excellent, comprehensive answer I was looking for.

    Cheers.

    Dene



    Regards

    Dene Oehme
    "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist"



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