Ringtone too metallic

Hi, I’m a total newbie with audacity, and I’d like to ask a bit of advice… I’ve been trying to make a ringtone (with the help of audacity wiki), and the tone sounds just fine on computer, but on the phone it gets awfully metallic. Is there some effect which would help making it better?

It’s possible you’re overloading the phone’s little sound system.

There is a wiki about this:


Ringtone players are not wideband sound systems. I would equalize the show so it didn’t have any low frequency in it, and then maybe reduce the level by 3dB with the Amplify tools and try it again.

Maybe a high-pass filter set to 300 instead of the equalizer.


Apparently there is a trick to perceive bass sounds that are too low for the tiny tinny phone speaker to reproduce … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_fundamental

I know of one free “harmonic generator” plug-in for Audacity … http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Plugins/Harmonic-Generator.shtml
(i’d only experiment with the odd harmonics if you want it to sound musical).