We need freely distributable/licensed ringtones to ship as default ringtones with the phone.
Ringtones should be in OGG/Vorbis format (or converted to it), and licensed in a way that allows free redistribution, such as creative commons by, by-nd, by-sa, gpl, public domain, etc ().
Unless a different license type is required for Openmoko all files are released under the CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
All tunes have been composed in Rosegarden (an OpenSource MIDI sequencer available at www.rosegardenmusic.com), rendered on a Yamaha Motif ES tone generator and recorded using Audacity or Ardour.
If you would like to modify the tunes, please keep in mind that rendering the .rg files on a different tone generator will most likely produce very different (maybe better :-P) results. MIDI files are available on request, or can be created using Rosegarden's export function.
- .rg - music "source" files in Rosegarden's native format
- .wav - Rendered music in uncompressed Wave format
- .ogg, .mp3 - Wave files compressed with Ogg Vorbis/LAME
More information at Bugzilla #199
Here you can listen the current ringtones and sounds made by Marek "Wansti": http://svn.openmoko.org/trunk/src/target/OM-2007.2/artwork/sounds/
The GTA02 release of the Neo1973 will only have ONE speaker, making it mono. This might be worthwhile to remember when creating the ringtones.
The default ringtones need to be part of a theme. The different tones for calls/messages should have a unified feel to it.
Comunity ringtones and sounds wishlist
There are some ringtones proposals from the comunity here: Wish List - Openmoko Ringtones and Sounds.
Look around for qtopia packages related to sound profiles in the repository.
Tom Yates wrote: The stock ringtone is /opt/Qtopia/etc/SystemRingTones/phonering.wav. It's a 44.1kHz stereo WAV file, 16-bit. I decided I wanted a traditional old BT phone, and I found an audio clip of one on the web. It was an 8-bit 16kHz mono clip, called 706_ring.wav. It sounded awful when I moved it into place on the 'phone; very distorted and hissy. I re-codec'ed it on my desktop, using mplayer 706_ring.wav -ao pcm -srate 44100 -af-add volume=-20 which created a file audiodump.wav, having the right sampling frequency (-srate 44100) and being slightly quieter (volume=-20 being the drop in dB) Being quieter, the distortion wasn't as bad and so it didn't make me jump out of my skin when the 'phone rang. I put this into place as openmoko:/opt/Qtopia/etc/SystemRingTones/phonering.wav (saving the old file first) and now I have my custom ringtone. Reference: http://www.teaparty.net/technotes/openmoko-2.html#Custom-ringtone
Feel free to add your own comments or requests here.
-There Is No Phone and Ring'n'Roll are too silent compared to the others. The ending of Ring'n'Roll needs more treble since the low frequencies are hardly audible on the small speaker. -The transition parts in Squirrels and Supertux don't work well; they're too silent so that it sounds as if the phone has stopped ringing if it's carried in a pocket or lying around at a distance. -Notify sounds should be shorter and less intrusive. Maybe reducing the volume will already help.
-Startup will have a voice saying "Welcome to Openmoko" mixed into it. -Themes of matching tones for sms, notify, error, ringtone, etc. -More sounds. :-)