Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Audacity for customizing your ringtone

Actually I am just doing some sharing work. One or two years ago, I stumbled upon a blog post that describes the how-to on this very same topic. Could not remember who this fellow blogger was unfortunately, to credit this work for.

The software that we are going to use is Audacity, a FREE Digital Audio Editor. Meaning that it is free for download, but depending on which country you are in, it’s better to read the disclaimer and licensing part before you download it.

Thanks to a bunch of computer geniuses around the world that worked this out for free, we are
here to enjoy this. Here is the link that worked for me, maybe not working now.
Well, I don’t think it’s hard to Google up a free download link anyway.

1. Simply install the software, and also get the lame_enc.dll that will allow us to export audio files that we edited.
2. Under Edità Preference , set the path for the lame_enc.dll in your PC.
3. Tadaa! Now we are free to edit/export mp3 songs for ringtones. =)

In case you are wondering why all the fuss here, I am one of the average dude that uses handphone with internal memory of <20MB and with no external memory Card with gigantic xx GB space. The typical lower-end type of phones that probably don’t appeal to snatch thieves. And then I looked at the humongous ringtones download ads everwhere for like RM1/2/3 per (portion of a?) song. That’s a total rip-off.

So I’m spreading a bit of love here :p. Of course you will need the actual mp3 song before you start modifying your own ringtones. Heck, you can even do your own special songs by cutting various parts of the mp3 and putting them up together. It’s simply a matter of select and copy-paste to new windows. Audacity is quite user friendly to not need a guide to start with, at least for me.

Well, hope this is of some use.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Calvin & Hobbes

A good read for us to stop from our routine life and ponder on whether we are being too engrossed with a particular direction in our life.

it's been years since I last read C&H on the stars paper comic strip page. .how digitized our life has been compared to mere 10 years ago.

Friday, May 17, 2013

testing androblog

first try on mobile blogging. unfortunately blogger's app doesn't allow me to signup since i used a different account. pretty ironic ya?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It all depends on what you believe

Interesting video circulating on facebook..about motivation, comfort zone and self-belief.
For me? Nice video and interesting drawings =) 

Monday, January 28, 2013

DAB launch at Saujana Hotel @ Subang

Happened to be at the DAB launch event on 19th Jan 2013 at Saujana Hotel.
The hotel is opposite Sime Darby at Subang. This will be more of a photoblog since i'm experimenting with my new DSLR :)
Decorated prop by cameraman, RM5 each pic if not mistaken :S

Macro attempt #1
View from Hotel, golf course opposite the lake

The company apparently assembles/sells water pump products mostly for commercial use i guess. Pretty neat launch, with 15 VIP + by invitaion only visitors and flashy decorations. There are some VIPs from Italy if i'm not mistaken and some big shots of the company here.

A view from the performer's changing room..

Assistant in work
Team from Keejan MusicAcademy
The event company took things quite seriously, running one full round of rehearsal with lots of critics from the leader i guess. There was a backstage behind for a table of moniters? (whatever you call them) and groups of underlings running errands everywhere. Now this is what we call being serious =)

While waiting for their turn, why not enjoy the free-flowing beer outside of the hall. Cheers from the Regal Orchestra band of the night.
Pianist, bassist & the vocalist.
Macro-ing at the reception area.

Pretty hall such a shame i didn't manage to get in earlier. Missed out the Chinese 12 drum performance and the opera show.

 Finally the live band group enters the hall.

Entertainment of the night by live band. Various shots and modes to try on my new toy ^_^

Purple monochrome
Bright lights
The moment

That's all for this post. It's kind of fun to have an event to get some practise on photography. Till next post.