Create Ringtones for your iPhone using Garage Band

Adam sent an email to me after watching our video about Audiko. He has a different way to get ringtones for his iPhone, and wanted to pass it along to all of you. He created a video tutorial, which is the video embedded in this post. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step written tutorial you can follow to create your own ringtones.

First off, I would like to say thanks for all of your videos. I’ve been a pretty active viewer of your live streaming and YouTube videos for about 6 months now, and I’m always learning something new to help me out in the future. So thank you!

Now to why I am writing you. I just watched your video about getting free ringtones from audiko, and I just thought I would share some information I have about how I get my free ringtones for my iPhone. I’m a new iPhone user, and one of the first things I wanted to do was get some custom ringtones to use. After googling for a little bit, I came across a forum that explained how to create your own ringtones using Garage Band, and any mp3 you have. I don’t know if you know about this yet, so I just thought I would let you know in case you didn’t.

  1. open both iTunes and Garage Band.
  2. Find the song you would like to use as a ringtone in iTunes, and drag it into Garage Band so that it creates a new track with your song.
  3. Locate the position where you would like your ringtone to start in the song.
  4. I like to make a cut at that position, as well as delete the section before the spot I chose the ringtone to start at, just because it’s easier for me. This isnt required.
  5. After your spot has been picked, click the button that looks like a repeat button in iTunes. It’s located by the “record” and “play track” buttons. If you hover over it, it should say “turn cycle region on or off”.
  6. After clicked, a golden bar should appear at the top of your track. What you want to do is position the beginning of that bar to match the spot you chose to start your ringtone.
  7. You can make a maximum of 40 seconds per ringtone. Just drag the end of the gold bar as far as desired… as long as it doesn’t exceed 40 seconds.
  8. You can now test the tone by pushing “play”. After being satisfied with your ringtone, go up to the “share” tab and choose “send ringtone to iTunes”. This will automatically convert the ringtone, and send it straight to your iTunes… and put it under your ringtones tab. From there, you just sync it like any other ringtone for your iPhone.

I hope this was of some help. I think this is a wonderful way to create custom ringtones for the iPhone.