Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Animal cellphone ringtones

Recently, a woman on a commuter train left her bag in a seat and walked away. Almost immediately, a cat started crying. Startled passengers looked everywhere for the cat, only to find that the woman had a cat ringtone on her phone.

What would Rikki's Refuge ringtones sound like? Wouldn't it be fun and hilarious to find out?

A little searching brought up a step-by-step guide to making ringtones with free "Audacity" software. The instructions can be found at this site: http://www.mrbass.org/ringtones/

The free, open source, cross-platform, "Audacity" sound editing software can be downloaded at this site: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (You gotta love the wonderful people who make free, open source software available to the world!).

We need to find a volunteer to walk around the sanctuary recording the animals to create the initial sound files, but this is a very cool project and surely someone will step up soon.

Any votes on which animals we should start with first?

If anybody has actually created their own ringtones before and knows of a better way, we would love to hear about it.