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Creating Morse Code Ring Tone for iPhone

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lburech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 16, 2013 8:50 PM

I have been an amateur radio operator for over 35 years. But I am new to garage band.  Could someone tell me how to create a morse code sounding ringtone at a speed of 13 words per minute for my amateur radio call sign in garage band that I can then transfer to my iPhone 4s?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:00 AM (in response to lburech)

    The problem is finding a simple, sine wave bleep sound for the morse signal. GB's instruments are all too complex. So if you have a good sound somewhere that you want to use, assign the Radio Sounds instrument to a software instrument track in GB, open the musical keyboard (cmd-shift-K) and drop the audio file of the beep on one of the keys on the screen. Then hit record and beep away by pressing this key.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,465 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:42 AM (in response to Christoph Drösser)

    That is a great idea, Chriostoph, to use a recorded sample with a custom Sound Effects instrument.

     

    But perhaps one of the Synth Basics instruments will also suffice? I think the "Synth Basic > Circuit Dialogue" instrument comes pretty close to a Morse signal, if played at a high octave, for example the "A5" note.

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to léonie)

    Well, it has these weird repetitions from the "Digital Stepper" generator that I can't get to stop even when I edit the instrument ...

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,465 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to Christoph Drösser)

    Well, it has these weird repetitions from the "Digital Stepper" generator

    Too bad, you are right. I did not even notice the repetitions, because I was morsing very quickly ... ... ...

     

    How about the guitars? The "Clean Electric" at C5? Or "Eighties Clean Electric"  (JamPack Rhythm Section)?

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:42 AM (in response to lburech)

    Funny website! I don't know what you did - but I got a long audio file with a lot of letters (couldn't verify them all, excusy my Morse.) What I did was wait for the page with the audio to load and then use "Save as ...".

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,465 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to lburech)

    But Christoph said it:

    What I did was wait for the page with the audio to load and then use "Save as ...".

    Wait for several minutes before you use the "Save as" command. Then the file will download completely.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,465 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to lburech)

    I entered the text, then clicked to create the mp3 file, then a new page appeared that said click here for the mp3 file which produced yet another page in safari where I could play the 16 seconds of sound perfectly.

    And then go and make yourself a cup of coffee, take the time to drink it, and after waiting a few minutes click "save as".

     

    Then you should be able to download the full file. What you are hearing before is the audio stream - the page did not yet load fully.

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to léonie)

    Or maybe try a different browser - I used Firefox and it worked.

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