How to Convert Songs to Ringtones

By Quinten Plummer

If you're not satisfied with the ringtones provided by your cell service provider and you can't find your favorite songs in ringtone form, try making your own. All it takes to convert your favorite song into a ringtone is a copy of the song and audio editing software. And in just a couple of minutes you can edit and create your own ringtones.

Things You'll Need

  • GoldWave (audio editor)

Step 1

Download and install a copy of GoldWave from the official homepage (see References). Open the program after the installation process is complete. You may also use one of the other audio editing programs listed in Resources and adjust these steps accordingly.

Step 2

Click the "Open" icon in Goldwave's toolbar. Use the explorer menu to browse for a copy of the song you'd like to convert into a ringtone.

Step 3

Use GoldWave's "Control" menu to listen to your song and to find the region you'd like to use as a ringtone.

Step 4

Right click on the portion of the song where you'd like the ringtone to begin. Click the option labeled "Save Start Marker" to mark the ringtone's starting position. Right click on the place in the song where you'd like the song to end and set the "Finish" marker.

Step 5

Click the trim button to remove the unwanted portions of the song. Click "File" in the upper right corner of GoldWave and select "Save As" from the menu.

Step 6

Use the explorer menu to browse for a location to save the ringtone, name the file and then click the "Save" button.