WHAT’S THE MEANING
By definition, ringtones are the sounds that a regular cell phone makes when it rings. Generally, ringtones fall under two kinds (or formats); Monophonic and Polyphonic. Monophonic tones are simpler between the two. It's a technology that utilizes short tunes and a series of tones played one musical tone at a time. Polyphonic tones make use of digital synthesizer sounds to produce harmonized melodies. They sound more like real music and are common in MIDI-type format.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the ringtone, “Nokia Tune” is actually based on an actual guitar masterpiece? The guitar musical arrangement entitled, “Gand Vals”. This 19th-century guitar work was from a Spanish musician named Francisco Trrega. Although Nokia has always given all the credits to Trrega for the composition. In spite of this, he has always been open that Frederic Chopin’s Grande Valse inspired him for this work. It first appeared on the Nokia 2110, released in 1994. An interesting persona in the milestone of polyphonic development is Thomas Dolby Robertson. He is the founder of Beatnik, a company concerned with web-sound technology. Nokia licensed the Beatnik engine to install sound chips in their phones. This enabled phones to support polyphonic MIDI tones.
Ringtones are one of the easiest ways to personalize your phone to your own liking. This led to the development of ringtone apps. People were always on the lookout for the best free ringtone app for Android. This was also true for the best ringtone app for iPhone. The best ringtones apps are the ones that let you customize and edit a ringtone in any way you want. That is why Android ringtone makers were available for its users. Allowing them to create their own ringtones from any kind of source.